Actor Abhishek Bachchan does not believe in Karva Chauth, but he took off for Britain to be with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the occasion as he respects her decision to observes the day-long fast. Abhishek who was present at the opening ceremony of the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival said he wouldn’t be able to watch any films at the gala because he was going to fly with Aishwarya abroad for Karva Chauth, which is observed by women for their husband’s long life and well being. “I don’t believe in it, but if my wife is doing something for my health, then it is my duty to be with her. That’s why I will be flying with my wife,” he said. Read further to know about Abhi-Aishwarya’s love story…
They say marriages are made in heaven. And obviously so if you have the world’s most beautiful woman getting married to a dapper superstar who also is the son of one of the country’s most legendary film family. Yes, we are talking about none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. The couple has completed 7 years of matrimony and here’s an ode to their love story.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have done various films together like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Umrao Jaan and Guru where they have been paired opposite each other. The couple also starred in the commercially successful Dhoom 2 but Aishwarya was paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in this one. Ash and Abhishek have also done Raavan together. While they initially worked with each other in Dhai Akshar Prem Keand Kuch Naa Kaho, Abhishek and Aishwarya weren’t linked to each other. It is said that the two were friendly with each other on the sets of these films.
A few years before they started dating each other, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were in relationships with other people. While Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to be married to Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai also had her share of affairs. Ash was allegedly dating Salman Khan and later Vivek Oberoi before Abhishek came into her life. During the filming of Yuva and Bunty Aur Babli, rumours suggested that Rani Mukerji could be dating Abhishek Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai shot for item number ‘Kajra Re’ for the Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerjee and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Bunty Aur Babli. The song featured Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan along with the beautiful Aishwarya. There were strong whispers that sparks flew for the first time between Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on the sets of ‘Kajra Re’. The song too, became a huge hit and went down in history as the one where Aishwarya is seen shaking a leg with both her future husband and father-in-law.
Abhi-Ash as they are fondly referred to in the media, are believed to have come closer to while shooting for Mani Ratnam’s Guru. It is also believed that Abhishek Bachchan proposed marriage to Aishwarya Rai in Toronto after the premiere of Guru there. Aishwarya immediately accepted the proposal and the two got married on April 20, 2007.
Abhishek and Aishwarya’s wedding became a big media event. From what the couple is wearing to the A-list celebrity guest list, Abhishek and Aishwarya’s wedding became the talk of the town. However, since Abhishek Bachchan’s grandmother Teji Bachchan wasn’t well, the family insisted on an intimate wedding. Nonetheless, Abhi-Ash wedding made headlines.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were blessed with a beautiful daughter Aaradhaya Bachchan, four years after their marriage. Aaradhya was born on November 16, 2011 and like other things about this power couple of Bollywood, there is a media craze about Abhi-Ash’s daughter too.
We wish Abhishek and Aishwarya many more years of happiness and joy together!