What made Karan Johar cast Ranbir and Anushka in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil?

Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been in news ever since the time of it’s release. There are many reasons why it continued to make headlines, be it for Ranbir and Aishwarya’s hot chemistry in the movie or the bond shared between Kapoor Jr and Anushka Sharma. While we all loved the Ranbir- Ash pairing, the movie will actually revolve around the actor and Anushka instead. Movie’s director Karan Johar states that, ” Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is not a love story but about love.Though the movie seems to be an emotional drama, it’s really funny in  parts you should least expect it to be. The team had a blast shooting for it.”

So what made him cast Ranbir and Anushka as the lead in this movie? Was their chemistry appealing or was it a random decision and Karan had an altogether different answer for it. While speaking to a leading daily about this, Karan said, “Had it not been for Bombay Velvet, I would have never cast Anushka and Ranbir in ADHM. Off-screen, both of them are buddies and they are super fun.They have a comfort level in their communication and body language. And in this movie, they are more entertaining than they were in Bombay Velvet. They are fun, quirky and entertaining.” Ahem! Good to know that Bombay Velvett could do something good for these actors after it’s disastrous results at the box office. Also Read: Here’s why Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not promoting Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ask Ranbir how’s it working with Karan Johar as a director and he quips, “Karan is the coolest director to work with. I am his huge fan.The entire experience of this film is deeply tucked into the shell of my heart. It’s just beautiful, and it’s something that I hold very dear to me.”

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is one of the most awaited movies of this year and will soon hit the screens in few weeks, however the ‘Mushkil’ doesn’t seem to end for the this team. The movie is facing wrath for having Fawad Khan in the movie as one of the main characters. After the recent ban on working of Pakistani actors in India, many political parties have declared that they won’t let such movies with these actors release in India. Karan will be the first one to fall prey to it. His movie is releasing way before than others and there is no way he can replace Fawad at the last moment. Just yesterday this director sought complete police protection towards him and his film for the safety until the movie hits screens on October 28th. While we all are saddened by this whole incident, we hope it does well and bring a much deserved smile on the director’s face after this whole fiasco. Also Read: Mumbai Police promise security to Ranbir Kapoor’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil