Remember when Rani Mukerji was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘best friend’? Watch this video for proof

If we go as per Bollywood’s stereotypical statements, it’s hard to determine if two actresses can or cannot be friends. We’ve had BFFs fall apart on several occasions, while there are some who have stood by each other and are still going strong. Some move on but a chunk might hold on to the grudge forever. Our reference pertains to two of the most powerful and well known faces amidst the film industry. We’re talking about once upon a time besties Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji.

The two icons may have not shared enough screen space to determine why they aren’t friends as of now but they did at one point in Rani Mukerji’s, Bunty Aur Babli where Aishwarya did the epic item number Kajra Re.

So what happened to make things sour between the two beauties? The video below belongs to the show Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, wherein Aishwarya was the guest for the night. Unable to attend the show that day, Rani had sent an adorable video message for Aishwarya. The Mardaani actress said, “Aishu Maa, you know I love you. I am really sorry I couldn’t come for the show because I am unwell. As you know, I am always unwell, I couldn’t make it to Delhi. Just to let you know that I love you, you mean a lot to me. I just love you Aishu Maa. I just want to say one thing that we are going to be friends forever. I love you.”

With a strong friendship as such, the reason for their fallout was during the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chalte Chalte which originally cast Aishwarya. The former Miss World was still attending the fresh wounds of her breakup with Salman Khan who used violent means to get her back. One of which involved the wreckage he caused on the sets of the film. In order to avoid further damage, Ash was replace by Rani. Ever since then their friendship called it quits.

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