Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai bond again

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Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan whose friendship broke when the actress was unceremoniously dropped from the former’s film Chalte Chalte and replaced by Rani Mukerji, bonded like old friends at the Vogue Women of The Year Awards on the weekend.

SRK and Aishwarya were seen together for a few moments in the Karan Johar film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil where the Karan Johar favourite had a guest appearance. SRK and Ash did exchange notes then too.

Onlookers were surprised at the camaraderie shown by the two actors at the event. It has also been a while that the two have been spotted at the same event.

“Shah Rukh Khan saw Aishwarya Rai and walked up to her and spoke to her. Aishwarya also reacted spontaneously and happily posed with him for the shutterbugs who had a field day shooting the reunion. SRK had even patched up with Salman Khan earlier. Salman was the reason why Aishwarya was dropped from Chalte Chalte after he went and created a ruckus on the sets of the film when he had Ash had broken up and Shah Rukh Khan who did not want any more trouble got her replaced with Rani without a notice,” says the source.

Interestingly Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya have only been cast as lovers in Mohabbatein and Devdas and SRK does not get Ash at the end of both films. Ditto with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil where he plays her ex. Josh was the only other film starring the two and they played siblings in that film.