Kareena Kapoor to Sonam Kapoor: When actors showed their mean side to Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai is popular all over the world for her beauty and intelligence. However, many celebs think otherwise. One of them is Kareena Kapoor. Here’s what she said.
Aishwarya Rai has been a target of many Bollywood stars. From Sonam Kapoor to Vivek Oberoi to Emraan Hashmi, all have said something mean about this beautiful actress.
From plastic face to aunty with plastic heart, we have seen people calling her these names. But did you know once Kareena Kapoor also said something nasty about Aishwarya?
During the time when Aishwarya Rai left Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine' because she was pregnant, the project fell into Kareena Kapoor's kitty. That time during a press conference scheduled for the release of the film's first look, reporters asked Kareena how different the film might have been if Aishwarya had essayed the lead role. She had replied, "Ash is a wonderful actress and an icon of our country. It is very unfair to compare us, we're from two different generations."
However, the most controversial one was when then young actress (Sonam Kapoor) took a dig at a senior actress (Aishwarya Rai).
According to old reports published in 2011, Aishwarya and Sonam, who were both the brand ambassadors of L'Oreal were supposed to walk the prestigious ramp of Cannes Film Festival in France. 45-year-old Aishwarya Rai refused to walk the red-carpet with 34-year-old Sonam Kapoor.
As per the report in Hindustan Times, Sonam reacted and said, "Ash has worked with my dad so I have to call her aunty na!" This statement made headlines like never before.
However, later she denied it stating: “It’s all gossip – I never said any of that. I don’t want to remark on it anymore. A lot has been printed and said and it’s all turned very untidy and filthy, and I don’t wish to get into it anymore. I would address her in a deferential way, but I’d never call her aunty.” However, Sonam’s comment might have cost her the opportunity to walk the red carpet at Cannes that year. According to rumours, angry Aishwarya Rai lobbied with the top executives of L'Oreal and got Sonam kicked out of the big event.
According to sources, Aishwarya, who was a long-time face of L'Oreal, threatened to quit if Sonam was allowed to share the same platform.