Aishwarya Rai and Ranbir Kapoor are working together in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and people are loving their sizzling chemistry in the film. But not many people know that Ranbir and Aishwarya met for the first time on the sets of Aa Ab Laut Chalen.
Recently, writer-director Rumy Jafry shared an old picture of Aish and Ranbir on Twitter writing, "I tuk dis pic lng tym bck in USA. @Ranbir_Kapoor wantd 2 knw, hw u lkd 2gthr. Nw u bth wrkng 2thr and lukn awsum. Mri dua hai flm spr hit ho."
Rumy Jafry shared a throwback picture of ADHM stars Aishwarya and Ranbir on Twitter and wrote, "I tuk dis pic lng tym bck in USA. @Ranbir_Kapoor wantd 2 knw, hw u lkd 2gthr. Nw u bth wrkng 2thr and lukn awsum. Mri dua hai flm spr hit ho."
One more picture of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is going viral on the internet. In the picture, she is seen posing with her international makeup artist, Eileen Kastner-Delago. Eileen has worked with Aishwarya in Jodha Akbar.
Aishwarya Rai made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar. In the same year, she did Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.
The green-eyed beauty made India proud by clinching the Miss World crown in 1994. Even before winning the title she had many offers of joining Bollywood.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tasted commercial success with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie released in 1999.
Talking about her journey, Aishwarya had told a leading daily in an interview, ''While I was born in Mangalore, I lived my entire life in Mumbai. I went to Arya Vidya Mandir (Santacruz) and then to junior college at Jai Hind and Ruparel College.''
''While I wanted to do my medicine and all my best friends are doctors, last minute I switched to architecture as I thought I was also artistically inclined,'' she had added.
In the same interview, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had also revealed how she came into the world of modelling, ''One of my professors in college who had cancer was also a photojournalist, so she requested me to do a photoshoot for her.''
''I actually did it just for her, given her situation but the professionals who were there on set saw me and word spread like wildfire and the whole business was constantly asking me to join it,'' she had revealed.
Destined To Be In Bollywood
Aishwarya had also said, ''Having lived in Bandra, everyone was around there so there were so many people after me and they all thought that I was meant to come here.''
Whoa! Back then, who would have thought that Ranbir would romance Aishwarya on-screen after 18 years!
When Ranbir Kapoor was asked about working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he had told a leading daily, ''I knew Aishwarya since I was a child, as I was an assistant in my father's film Aa Ab Laut Chalen. I was only 15 then and in Class X, but Aishwarya and me struck a friendship.''
Ranbir Kapoor had further added, ''We would chat about her and her life and she would treat me her age. She would treat me like a friend and not like a child and was good to me. Even now, she is exactly the way she was then. There is nothing that has changed about her. Apart from her beauty and her achievements that the world already knows, to me, she will always be the girl who hung out with me on my father's set.''