Rani steps in place of Aishwarya for Bhansali


Rani Mukherjee has been a dear friend of Sanjay Leela Bhansali for many years. Even in the times of the fickle relationships seen in the Bollywood film industry, their friendship unlike many others, has struck long. They have been the true example of the saying, ‘Once a friend, always a friend’.

Both of them have stood by each other in any odd circumstances and helped each other out at every occasion possible. Hence, even this time when Aishwayra Rai Bachchan could not attend the launch of the first look of Sanjay’s first serial, it was Rani who came to his rescue. She was seen to attend as the chief guest for the occasion which was earlier decided to be attended by Aishwarya. The name of his first serial is Saraswatichandra which will be telecasted on Star Plus Channel very soon.

Sources have reported that Sanjay has done three films with Aish while two films with Rani. Both the actresses are extremely close to the director. However, his bond with Aish goes back several years when they worked together for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It was earlier than the friendship between Rani and Sanjay. Hence, it was ideal that Sanjay invited Aishwarya for the special launch of his first ever serial.

However, Aishwarya failed to be present for the occasion as she was out of the town. Hence, she apologized to Sanjay for not being able to be present at the occasion. In order to save the situation for the launching ceremony, Sanjay called up Rani and asked whether she would be able to attend the launch as the Chief Guest. Needless to say, Rani had agreed instantly.

The launching ceremony had been successful and Sanjay gave a major credit and words of thanks to Rani for attending the event. The two were extremely comfortable with each other just like the old times. They were seen merrily chatting and laughing like old friends. The two seemed to bond very well and both were at ease with each other.

The bonding between the director and the actress has been seen as a positive occurring for them. Many are of the view that another new film might be cooking between the two which would be announced to the media very soon. So, will it be a loss on Aishwarya’s part which will be a gain for Rani?


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