Aishwarya Rai to romance Fawad Khan in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

The ‘Khoobsurat’ prince charming Fawad Khan has grabbed a meaty project. He has been signed by ace filmmaker Karan Johar for his next directional venture and guess what, he will be seen playing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s boyfriend in the film. Fawad, who debuted with Sonam Kapoor starrer, ‘Khoobsurat’ has firmed his foot in Bollywood with his poise act. He has also bagged best male debut in award events.

It is heard that Karan is highly impressed with Fawad’s acting in ‘Khoobsurat’ and cast him in the film. The film also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma playing a pivotal role. On seeing Anushka and Ranbir’s chemistry in ‘Bombay Velvet’, Kjo decided to cast the duo.

Speaking about the theme of the film, Karan Johar said, "It's a film that dwells deeply on relationships, heartbreaks and how love completes you, defines you and yet leaves you wanting for more. I have never had, in my entire career, a film that has come to me so fast, so organically and so from within”.

Karan always wanted to work with Ash but things did not work out. He wanted to cast her in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ and ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ but unfortunately Ash was unavailable for some reasons or the other.

Aishwarya and Anushka will be working together for the first time. During an interview, Anushka said that she is happy to have Aishwarya in the film.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will be shot in New York, Paris and parts of New Delhi. The film is slated to release on 3 June 2016.