At the Toronto International Film Festival, Karan Johar confirmed the news. “Shah Rukh and I have an amazing working rapport. I haven’t directed a film with him in the last seven years, but he did a scene for me recently in a film that is going to release in Diwali and after seven years when I directed him, I realised nothing had changed. He knew exactly what I was expecting of him and I knew exactly what he was going to do,” he said at the event.Now that SRK’s cameo in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is confirmed, here is the bizz regarding the role he will probably be playing — that of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s husband. Aishwarya plays a poet in the film and sources say her husband is likely to die early in the film. This is the character SRK is likely to play.
What Ae Dil Hai Mushkil may not have is a cameo by Kajol, Karan’s good friend and lucky charm. Kajol is there in almost all of Karan’s films but this time, stakes are much higher. Ajay Devgn, Kajol’s husband, is also releasing his Shivaay on Diwali as well and both the films will go head-to-head.
Given that both films are high budget projects, the clash has already led to controversy. Ajay had recently alleged that Karan had paid Kamaal R Khan money to promote ADHM and slam his Shivaay. He also released a conversation in which KRK was heard saying he had received the money. KRK later backtracked and Karan refused to comment on the controversy.