They say marriages are made in heaven. And obviously so, if you have the world’s most beautiful woman getting married to a dapper actor who also belongs to 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 almost 9 years of matrimony and is parents to a lovely baby Aaradhya. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the couple’s love story.
It started with friendship – Even before they were romantically linked, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have done various films together. In movies like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Umrao Jaan and Guru 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. It is said that the two were friendly with each other on the sets of these films.
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They’ve had their fair share of failed relationships – A few years before they started dating each other, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were in relationships with other people. Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to be married to Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor, which was hastily called off due to unknown reasons in 2002. Ash was allegedly dating Salman Khan and later Vivek Oberoi before Abhishek came into her life.
Sparks flew during ‘Kajra Re’ shoots – Aishwarya Rai shot for item number ‘Kajra Re’ for Bunty Aur Babli in 2015. The song featured Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan along with the former Miss World. There were strong rumors of chemistry brewing between Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on the sets of ‘Kajra Re’.
The good that came out of ‘KANK’ – The first time either of them admitted that they were in love was when Abhishek was shooting for ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ . Abhishek has since gone on record to admit that Micky Contractor took him for a long drive during the shoot of the movie during which he opened up and confessed that he was in love with Aishwarya.
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When he finally popped the question – The power couple is 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. As a token of his love for her, Abhishek ditched the designer diamonds and instead gifted Ash with the very same ring that used during the shoot of Guru as a symbolic gesture.
The ups and downs in their relationship – Everything wasn’t as rosy as it seemed. Before the duo tied the knot, there was news that Aishwarya was a manglik in her kundli. So she was first required to marry a tree to get rid of the manglik dosh. It was said that she had to marry either a peepal or banana tree or with an idol of Lord Vishnu in case she is manglik. This was performed to ward off bad effects.
When Bachchan’s Got Disturbed – Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai had shared a sizzling chemistry and the much talked about kiss in Dhoom 2, which didn’t go down well with the Bachchans.
Wedding bells rang soon after – Aishwarya immediately accepted the proposal and the two got married on April 20, 2007, amidst a great deal of media attention. Since Abhishek Bachchan’s grandmother Teji Bachchan wasn’t well, the family insisted on an intimate wedding. Nonetheless, Abhi-Ash wedding made headlines. It was a grand affair that was worth a whopping 2 crores approximately and was all that was talked about for weeks!
The pitter patter of tiny feet came next – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were blessed with a beautiful daughter Aaradhaya on November 16, 2011. Just like other, everything else about this power couple of Bollywood, there is a media craze about Abhi-Ash’s daughter too. She has already become a media favorite.
Evergreen romance is ingrained in Abhi-Ash
Abhishek once confided, “I am used to people whistling at my wife. I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I courted her with emotions and words.” To which a blushing Aishwarya interjected, “This is why I am married to him. In spite of having an army of servants at her command, Aishwarya, who is said to be an excellent cook, loves to take the effort of doing it herself for her husband.They say marriages are made in heaven. And obviously so, if you have the world’s most beautiful woman getting married to a dapper actor who also belongs to 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 almost 9 years of matrimony and is parents to a lovely baby Aaradhya.