Mumbai: Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai saga might be passé but the two are still averse to facing each other. So in an era where reality shows have become a major platform for celebrities to promote their films, Salman denied Ash starrer ‘Guzaarish’ any kind of publicity on his show ‘Bigg Boss’. Even though the actor is very fond of the film’s lead actor, Hrithik and director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, he declined to entertain the cast on ‘Bigg Boss’.
Buzz has it that when Salman was told that Bhansali’s film team will be coming on his show for promotion, the actor stated a firm ‘no’.
Confirming the news, a source said, “The marketing team of ‘Guzaarish’ and the channel were in talks and everything was finalised. Both the production house and the channel were keen that the ‘Guzaarish’ team appeared on the show. No one realised that it would actually be a very awkward situation for both Salman Khan, the host of the show and Aishwarya Rai, the leading lady of the film, given their past. Obviously, when Salman learnt about it, he immediately refused to comply.”
And knowing Salman, the channel had no say in the matter after this. The marketing team was left with little options than to refuse the Guzaarish team.
“But to be fair, allowing the Guzaarish team in would have landed Sallu in a situation he never wanted to be in. It’s a thing of the past and both Ash and Sallu have consciously avoided meeting one another,” says the source.