Mumbai: Media is abuzz with reports of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan being miffed with her filmmaker friend Karan Johar for not being present by her side when her father passed away. Reportedly, Karan missed both the funeral and the prayer meet of Aishwarya’s father and that has upset the actress.
However, our sources close to the actress and the director have rubbished the news. One of our source close to Aishwarya said, “This isn’t true. Karan Johar was busy that day with his commitment and hence could not make it. But he made it a point to visit Aishwarya at her place in the night.”
Adds another source, “Karan visited Aishwarya’s father in the hospital when he was admitted. When her family and she were going through trying times, KJo took time out and was present by Aishwarya and Abhishek’s side. And though he was missing from the funeral and the prayer meeting, his mother Hiroo Johar was present at the prayer meeting.”
“Karan shares a great equation with both Aishwarya and Abhishek. So there is no question of anyone being upset with each other. Their bond is beyond all this. All these reports that Aishwarya is miffed with KJo are false. Nothing of that sort would have even crossed anyone’s mind,” clarifies our source.
Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai passed away on March 18, 2017 at 4.00 pm. The funeral was held on the same night and was attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Randhir Kapoor among others. Celebrities like Sridevi, Kajol, Shraddha Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna along with Dimple Kapadia, Bobby Deol attended Aishwarya’s father’s prayer meet.