Catfights in Bollywood are common. We have seen many big actresses slamming or sometimes taking a dig at each other during interviews and chat shows.  

From Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu to Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, we have seen them all. But the most controversial one was when young actress (Sonam Kapoor) took a dig at a senior actress (Aishwarya Rai).

According to old reports published in 2011, Aishwarya and Sonam, who were both the brand ambassadors of L'Oreal were supposed to walk for the prestigious ramp of Cannes Film Festival in France. 45-year-old Aishwarya Rai had refused to walk the red-carpet with 34-year-old Sonam Kapoor.

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As per the report in Hindustan Times, Sonam reacted and said, "Ash has worked with my dad so I have to call her aunty na!" This statement made headlines like never before.

However, later she denied it stating: “It’s all gossip – I never said any of that. I don’t want to remark on it anymore. A lot has been printed and said and it’s all turn into very untidy and filthy, and I don’t wish to get into it anymore. I would address her in a deferential way, but I’d never call her aunty.”

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However, Sonam’s comment might have cost her the opportunity to walk the red carpet at Cannes that year. According to rumours, angry Aishwarya Rai lobbied with the top executives of L'Oreal and got Sonam kicked out of the big event. 

According to sources, Aishwarya, who was a long time face of L'Oreal, threatened to quit if Sonam was allowed to share the same platform.


On the work front, Aishwarya was last seen in Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. She will next be seen in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan (son of Kaveri), a film based on the Tamil classic novel of the same name. The film has a massive cast, including Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Keerthy Suresh and Amala Paul.

On the other hand, Sonam Kapoor will soon be seen in comedy-drama The Zoya Factor, with Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan. The movie is all set to release on September 20.