Aishwarya and Abhishek’s Filmy Love Story!

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The power couple, Aishwarya and Abhishek’s love story is an interesting one. They first met in 1997 on the sets of ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’ where Ash was working with Abhishek’s close friend Bobby Deol. The couple first worked together in ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’ in 2000, and later in ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’.

They were both romantically involved with other people: Ash with Salman Khan and Abhishek was engaged to Karisma Kapoor.

Abhishek and Aishwarya were attracted to each other during the shoot of the epic  “Kajra Re” song in Bunty aur Babli in 2005. By this time they were both single and ready to mingle.

In 2006-2007,  they spent quality time  together while shooting for ‘Umrao Jaan’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Dhoom 2′. They fell in love during the year and a half shooting period of ‘Dhoom 2′.

Finally, Abhishek proposed to Aishwarya in New York after the premiere of Guru with a  studio prop instead of a real diamond ring in the balcony of a hotel room. The venue was nostalgic as it was in the same balcony where Abhishek used to stand and wish that, ‘One day, wouldn’t it be nice if I was together with her, married”

After the proposal, the two got engaged in 2007, at the Bachchan’s residence. Soon after this, both Ash and Abhishek became more open about their affair and were even seen together at the movies and at nightclubs. Ash also started visiting the Bachchans more often. 

Post the engagement, there were controversies as expected-one being the passionate kiss between Ash and Hrithik in Dhoom 2 which the senior Bachchans did not approve of-they even voiced their discontent with it. 

Second was that Aishwarya was a manglik and needed to marry a peepul tree before marrying Abhishek; sounds regressive specially for this star Bollywood couple!

Thirdly a fan of Abhishek, interestingly named Jahnavi Kapoor slit her wrist claiming that Abhishek had promised to marry her. Of course this was just a publicity stunt. Finally, the couple got married on April 20, 2007. The baarat started from the Bachchan’s residence, Jalsa, to Aishwarya’s house, Prateeksha.

Their wedding was the talk of the town for quite a long time and included many famous Bollywood celebrities, politicians, and businessmen as guests.

The couple has been happily married for more than 11 years and they have been blessed with a daughter named Aaradhya.

They have had their shares of ups and downs both in their personal and professional lives- from being featured in the Oprah Winfrey show to Abhishek delivering a series of flops. Well that’s life- it isn’t always a bed of roses 🙂

Image Sources: Amazon.com, Elle India, Hindustan Times, India.com, India Today, India TV,  Livesmartly.co,  MissMalini, Pinkvilla, Rediff Mail, Saavn, Wikipedia.

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