Big Zee entertainment awards 2017
While hosting the Big Zee entertainment awards 2017, Karan said he has been a lot of desired to work with Bechchen since 1997. He praised the acting of actress in a movie Ae Dil hn Mushkil. He told further that if she denied for doing that role he would entirely cancelled the project.
As Bachchan came on to the stage to collect her award for Most Entertaining Actor in Drama – Female, for her role in Sarbjit, Johar said, "I wanted to work with her since 1997. I narrated the script of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but due to some reason, things didn’t work out back then "
Johar added further that: "Hence, after almost a decade, when Ae Dil was being planned, I was pretty sure, Aishwarya would make for an indispensable fit for this role," Johar said. "If she would have declined this role then I would have never gone ahead with it."
Thank you, Karan, for giving me the role of Saba. It has helped people wake up to many other possibilities that they can choose from,". "I am glad to have such an amazing team. I thank the entire cast and crew for their immeasurable support and hard work."