Soni Razdan said: "Just because we have a star in the family doesn't mean we have to make a film with her"
The film, an examination of an extra-marital affair and its consequences, was packed with high-profile actors - Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta and Kirron Kher. It explored themes of adultery and extramarital affairs and was promoted with the tag-line, "A Love That Broke All Relationships"
Carol, also starring Rooney Mara, is a poignant story of a love affair between a young aspiring photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce. The theme of the fest this year is 7 Shades of Love
"I am a writer, don't ask me about anyone's love affair or break-up reports. I never interfere in the life of my kids. I don't want to talk about it," said Salim Khan. Malaika and Arbaaz, who have been married for 18 years, have not addressed the topic publicly