Anniversary Special: Aishwarya, Abhishek's complete love story
Bollywood’s famous couple, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 20. The tinsel town’s glamour couple fit the image of the belief that marriages are made in heaven.
The couple reportedly took to micro blogging site Twitter to thank their fans for the anniversary wishes.
Abhishek Bachchan’s official Twitter handle was flooded with greetings from fans and loved ones across the world. ‘Truly Touched’, Abhishek Bachchan tweeted his thanks signing it off on his wife Aishwarya Rai’s behalf as well.
Their story began on the sets of ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’. Although while doing the film there was no romance between the two, since Abhishek was engaged to Karisma Kapoor and Aishwarya was dating Salman Khan at that time.
Subsequently the pair worked together in films such as ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ in 2003, which was followed by ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Dhoom 2’ both in 2006 and ‘Guru’ in 2007.
Popular belief is that their romance blossomed during the making of the last three movies. And during the shooting of ‘Umrao Jaan’ the two started dating each other.
According to media reports, Abhishek Bachchan proposed to Aishwarya Rai in New York, soon after the premiere of Mani Ratnam‘s ‘Guru’ and they got engaged on January 14, 2007.
They tied the knot on April 20, 2007 at a private ceremony at the Bachchan’s residence, Prateeksha in the presence of the who’s who of Bollywood.
The wedding was held according to north Indian, Bengali and Tulu traditions. With Aishwarya Rai being a South Indian from Mangalore’s Bunt Community and Abhishek coming from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh — their marriage saw the cross-cultural aspect.
After marriage, the couple starred in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Sarkar Raj’ in 2008 and Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ in 2010.
In June 2011, it was Abhishek’s father and megastar, Amitabh Bachchan, who took to Twitter to announce that his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, was pregnant. Aishwarya gave birth to a baby girl on November 16, 2011, who was named Aaradhya in March 2012 — supposedly the apple of everyone’s eyes in the family.
It is quite natural that this most love-struck pair of B-town prefers to keep their married life well protected from the fierce prodding eyes and ears of the media. Nevertheless, they keep turning heads whenever they make public appearances together.
According to reports, Abhishek and Aishwarya are coming together once again on the big screen with Prahlad Kakkar’s ‘Happy Anniversary’, which is said to be the actress’s comeback film.