He wanted Aishwarya to come and grace the occasion but since Ash was not in town, Rani stepped in as replacement and saved the day for the filmmaker.
We are also aware of the rumours about Abhishek and Rani sharing a close relationship which was beyond friendship.
Though Rani shares a good rapport with Amitabh Bachchan, she avoids Abhishek.
On the other hand, Abhishek Bachchan will be seen on the silver screen after 2 years in the upcoming movie Manmarziyaan.
Bhansali's muse Aishwarya Rai Bachcan came with husband Abhishek Bachchan.