Ash celebrates her first Karva Chauth in style at the Bachchan residence
Karva Chauth is a time when all the married ladies get together in their finest traditional clothes and bedecked in their best jewellery fast and pray for the long lives of their husbands. Ash who was celebrating her first Karva Chauth at the Bachchan home, did so in grand style. Ash has been staunchly promoting a traditional image after she got married to Abhishek, so it comes as no surprise that Ash opted to fast for a day for the long life of hubby Abhishek.
The Bachchans always have a lavish do during Karva Chauth, but this time it was extra special as it was their bahu, Ash’s first Karva Chauth. A lot of preparations went into planning the Karva Chauth pooja and the festivities later. Prior to the Karva Chauth day, both Jaya Bachchan and new bahu Ash hosted a tea party. They invited many high society ladies along with their close friends. Ash’s mom and sister-in-law too were part of the celebrations. The tea-party was strictly meant to be an all ladies affair, special Mehendi applying ladies were called to apply the special Karva Chauth mehendi and later delectable chaat (snacks) was served. Although it was an all ladies affair, naughty hubby could not bear to stay away from his wife Ash and the festivities, so he too turned up later along with Amitabh Bachchan.
The ladies also exchanged mithai and dry fruits called ‘sargi’ which is a custom that is done on the morning prior to the fasting. After a day long fast, once again the Bachchan house was lit up with the ladies coming for the evening pooja in their best saris and jewellery. A guest at the evening pooja said “The Bachchans are known for their lavish Karva Chauth poojas. All their family and close friends get together for the evening pooja, where they pray together for their husbands long life. This year it was kind of special as it was Ash’s first Karva Chauth along with the family.” At the pooja family members like Abhi’s sister Shweta Nanda, Amitabh’s brother along with his wife Ramola and daughter Namrata were present. Friends such as Neetu Kapoor, Reema Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, Kirron Kher, Tina Ambani, Mana Shetty etc were also present.
At one point, Ash along with Abhi, Amitabh and Jaya with their guests were seen on the terrace anxiously awaiting the arrival of the moon so that they could open their fasts. Ash looked radiant in a beautiful red sari and husband Abhi was seen taking special care of his wife. A source claims “No one is supposed to strut in their denims at the gathering in Bachchan’s house.” And most women happily adhered to this norm and wore the traditional sari. All in all it was a memorable evening for the ladies.