When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan almost played Salman Khanâs sister in a movie

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has worked with Salman Khan in a few films including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. A lesser-known fact is that the actress almost played the actor’s sister in a movie.

An old interview from 2018 featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has gone viral. During the conversation, she shared that Salman Khan and Aamir Khan were in talks to star in Josh. The film featured Aishwarya and Shah Rukh Khan as siblings.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan

She revealed that the cast of Josh was changed multiple times with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan being involved before it changed to Shah Rukh Khan again. Aamir was reportedly being considered for Chandrachur’s role. However, Aishwarya was always meant to play Shirley in the film.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan

She further shared that she had no apprehensions about playing Shah Rukh Khan’s on-screen sister. The two had starred opposite each other in Mohabbatein which was released weeks before Josh in the same year.

Josh was released in 2000 and was a success at the box office.

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