When Hrithik was recently questioned on this, he very sarcastically retorted, “Perhaps Aishwarya would like her first helicopter ride with her husband. You see, she’s a married woman now”.
Hrithik and Ash worked for the first time in Dhoom 2, a blockbuster probably Ash's only hit after Devdas. But the kissing scene between Hrithik and Ash in Dhoom 2 didn't go down well with the Bachchans. Abhishek and Amitabh were extremely upset with the scene, and requested Adiitya Chopra to pull it off. But somehow Hrithik called Abhishek and explained how important it was for the film. Later Abhishek calmed down and the scene was not edited out.
But Ash and Hrithik's relationship went steadily downhill thereafter. Ash didn't bother to invite Hrithik for her wedding, even though she was shooting with him for Jodhaa Akbar. According to a source, "Ash would discuss her wedding plans and even Abhishek would drop in for lunch and they would show the draft of wedding card to Hrithik. But finally, the Roshans were kept out from the grand wedding. It's was something which didn't go well with Hrithik. After all, Hrithik was Abhishek's childhood friend."
Hrithik kept quiet for a long time because he wanted Ashutosh to finish the film. But now it seems he is not interested in promoting the film with Ash. A friend and confidant of Hrithik tell us, "Hrithik is very passionate about his work. He would not allow the film to suffer for any reason. This is his first foray into period drama and he has delivered two hits back-to-back. Jodhaa Akbar is very important to him. He knows Ash is no more interested in films and she has nothing to lose. She is married to the person she loves and now she is concentrating on international projects. But Hrithik is very excited about Jodhaa Akbar and he wants to give his best. He is taking rest for his injury and will start promoting the film post-music release."
Audiences loved the pair’s sizzling chemistry and are eagerly looking forward to Ashutosh’s film and how the two carry forward from where they left off. Apparently sources confirm that the icy cold relationship between the two stars haven’t affected their performances in the film though we will have to wait and watch if Hrithik and Ash will bury their differences and work together in the near future.
Considering the amount of hard work that has gone into the film, it would be a shame if it was killed even before the release.