Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai to meet Oprah Winfrey on her maiden India visit

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai
Mumbai: Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey is coming to India next week and has expressed desire to meet Bollywood couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, whom she hosted on her popular talk show, and the junior B has confirmed the news.

"Oprah is coming here to shoot a documentary and she has expressed a desire to meet," the 35-year-old actor said here at the Filmfare Awards press conference.

Aishwarya made her maiden appearance on the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2005, the year in which she featured in an Indo-British production venture "Mistress Of Spices". In 2009, she was invited with her spouse Abhishek to the show and in the same year Ash featured in "The Pink Panther 2".

Abhishek is looking forward to meeting Winfrey.

"She is always very respectful and very loving towards both of us and it’ll be wonderful to meet her," said Abhishek whose latest flick "Players" received mixed reviews at the box office.

Buzz is that the Bachchan clan is planning to host a private dinner for Winfrey.

This is Winfrey’s first visit to India and she is also expected to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled for later this month.

The visit is largely a part of her new show "Next Chapter", which will see Winfrey travelling around the world and interviewing celebrities. Reportedly, she is planning to interview Indian spiritual guru Deepak Chopra for her new show.