John Abraham, Bipasha Basu and Katrina Kaif were also chosen to participate in filmmaker Karan Johar's vote campaign video. But at the last moment, the trio couldn't be a part of it for various reasons.
"That's true. Earlier on, John and Bipasha were all set to be a part of this video that has been created to spread awareness around voting this election season. Even Katrina was finalised but in the final scheme of things, we had to shoot the video without them. Such a pity," said director Tarun Mansukhani.
The "Vote Aapke Haath Mein Hai" video finally starred Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapur, Imran Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Karan himself.
So what really went wrong?
"If you are searching for any controversies, then there aren't any. In fact, it wasn't even the matter of anyone opting out. All three were quite sweet and were game to shoot for the video. But then on the day of the shoot, John and Katrina were not in town due to which we had to go ahead without them," said Mansukhani.
How about Bipasha?
"Well, her Aa Dekhen Zara was being released on the same day when we had to shoot for the video," the director said.