By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
90s' Bollywood was ruled by a few stunning ladies, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Karisma Kapoor and others. However, it has always been a topic of discussion that heroines of contemporary times can never be friends. However, a lot of leading ladies have proved this notion to be wrong and showed their strong friendship over the years.
Recently, at Karan Johar's 50th birthday bash, big stars of the Tinseltown had come down for the party and had added all the bling and charm to it. However, one of the pictures that had gone viral showed Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit together. Preity, Rani, Kareena and Karan's controversy dates back to the days of Kal Ho Naa Ho, wherein Karan had approached Kareena for the role, who had refused it then, and Preity had done a marvellous job in it. On the other hand, Rani was upset for never getting a call for the role.
Preity Zinta had shared the pictures, and seeing Rani Mukerji and Preity together, we couldn't help but remember the time when Rani had refuted having a friendship with Preity at Karan Johar's chat show, Koffee With Karan. In one of the episodes, when Rani had come to the show with Kareena, the former had talked about her relationship with Preity Zinta. She had said:
"It was never a friendship, Karan, to be very honest. We shared a great working relationship. Me and Preity, we gel very well when we work together, especially when we did Chori Chori Chupke Chupke and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega. That was the time when we both were starting off. Preity and I were always put together, I don't know for what. We did that Piya Piya together.”
Going further in the chat, Rani had mentioned that people had always thought of them to be as Siamese twins and best friends. Even though they had refused to have a great friendship with each other, their fans have always thought otherwise. In her words:
"I think maybe because me and Preity, we look the same, we both have the same kind of body language and so we look great together onscreen. When journalists came on the sets, what they saw was that Preity and me were very comfortable on the sets with each other when we were working and I guess that was blown out of proportion in magazines and we were called Siamese twins. We tried to clear out to people that we are not really the best of friends and we don't go out together but no one was buying that. But that is the fact."
Later, Karan had shown them a video snippet, wherein Preity could be seen talking about her relationship with Rani and Kareena. She had thanked Kareena for not doing Kal Ho Naa Ho and had accused her of not acknowledging her publicly. When she had opened up about Rani Mukerji, Preity had repeated exactly the same things that Rani had to say. After listening to it, Rani had commented:
"I think Preity talks too much, she should talk less. That's the only thing I want to tell her through your show. I think she has an opinion about everything. I think she should cut that out."
Rani and Preity had worked together in the films, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega. Well, after years, when we saw them together at the party, it seemed everything is in the past!