Now, who on earth doesn’t want to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? Since a few days, there were reports of Ash’ ex Vivek Oberoi‘s cousin rejecting a film with her. The said film is Fanney Khan which stars the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress and Anil Kapoor in lead roles. So now the actor has come out in a statement clarifying that he never rejected a film with Aishwarya.

His statement reads, ” Who in their right mind would ever decline a Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan film? It would have been my honor to work with Aishwarya and Rakeysh sir. Yes, I had auditioned for the film and even got shortlisted but unfortunately, I wasn’t the one who was finalised for the role and these things happen. I would have loved to be the one to receive that final call from the producers but may be next time”. well, finally the rumours can die now.

The rumours ignited due to Ash and Vivek’s past. But one has to move on as both the actors today our extremely happy in their respective lives. Talking about Fanney Khan, fans are thrilled to see Anil and Aishwarya together in a film almost after 17 years. But this time they ain’t romancing and that’s the most exciting part according to the actor.

In an interview with BollywoodLife, the Mubarakan actor said, ” The most exciting part is she (Aishwarya) is not opposite me. So that makes it different. Not that she was opposite me in Taal she was opposite Akshaye Khanna. But there was a certain undercurrent of romance in Taal and Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai she was my wife. So we both are strangers in the film, strangers who come together but there is no romance which makes it exciting. That is the different part of our casting”. Isn’t that cool?