Throwback photo: Aishwarya poses with Ranbir 18 yrs ago

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Dharma Productions ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. As only counted days are left for ADHM release. writer Rumy Jaffery shared picture on his social media account in which Ranbir Kapoor poses with Aishwarya 18 years ago. It was clicked on the set of ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalein’, directed and produced by Rishi Kapoor. Then Ranbir assisted his father in the film and in between shots clicked picture with the leading actress of the film Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

The couple looked charming together and sparked the same magic after so many years.

Walking down the memory lane, Rumy Jaffery, the writer of the film says, “Ranbir was in awe of Ash. One day he just came and asked me how would his pairing with Ash look on screen. So I took my camera out and asked him to pose next to the actress and clicked a picture of the duo. I certainly didn’t know that 17 years later they would finally make a lovely on-screen pair.”

Rumi also says that Ranbir surprised him by drawing a sketch of Ash. Narrating the incident, the filmmaker says, “I was sitting with Ash on a couch discussing something. This is when Ranbir arrives and asks us to stay put. He drew a nice sketch of me and Ash while sitting on the couch. Not only that, just like a true artist he even signed his piece of art work with his initials RK (see pic in the next slide). I was just amazed seeing his inner talent.”

‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ directed by Karan Johar is slated for Diwali release. The film also stars Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan apart from Ranbir and Ash. The film will also see Shahrukh Khan playing a cameo.