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01/6FIVE priceless moments from Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s royal wedding
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are one of the most loved couples of Bollywood. From working in films to romancing in real life – this couple has had a fairy take lovestory. Abhishek and Aishwarya have had the most glamorous wedding in Mumbai on April 20, 2007 and here’s a sneak-peek of their wedding album. As they celebrate years of togetherness today, here’s taking a look at Abhi-Ash’s candid moments from the wedding.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is snapped here getting bridal mehendi applied to her hands. A decade ago, the actress looked adorable during the pre-wedding festivity. Decked in a pink lehenga and floral jewellery, Aishwarya makes for one stunning bride. Spilling the beans on their proposal, Abhishek had shared social media that he had he had confessed his love to Aishwarya on a freezing New York balcony and she had said ‘yes’.
Snapped with mother Vrinda Rai, Aishwarya is enroute for her nuptials with Abhishek Bachchan at his Juhu bungalow. In an interview with Filmfare, Aishwarya had spilled the beans on their marriage and stated that it was all sudden and described the moment as ‘surreal’. Aishwarya was then shooting for ‘Jodha Akbar’ and had described the emotions, “Ashutosh is like ‘you are engaged’ and I am like ‘yeah,’ while Duggu (Hrithik), gave an excited thumbs up. We’re doing Khawja Mere Khwaja, sitting as a bride I am like, oh my god this is surreal, all happening on-screen, off-screen, this is bizarre.”
Abhishek made for one happy groom, decked in a gold and offwhite sherwani with intricate details. He completed his royal ensemble with a safa that was made of Jamdhani tissue. The wedding took place at the Bachchan’s bungalow in Juhu, which was decked up for the grand nuptials. Seen here is Abhishek during his baraat ceremony outside their residence Jalsa and Prateeksha. Apparently designers who created Abhishek’s wedding are often approached with mothers bearing pictures of Abhishek on his wedding day, wanting an identical shewani for their sons on their big day.
05/6Romancing on the silver screen
This click features Abhishek’s sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda indulging in wedding rituals, while the regal looking couple looks on. While Abhishek and Aishwarya have worked in multiple projects, love blossomed much later. The couple romanced onscreen in ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’ (1999) and were also featured together in ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ (2003). However, in an interview Abhishek stated that things took a serious turn when they were shooting for ‘Umrao Jaan’, post which he proposed to Aishwarya.
06/6Proposal in Toronto
Abhishek and Aishwarya’s chemistry in ‘Guru’ was much applauded. Apparently it was at the film’s premiere in Toronto that Abhishek had proposed marriage to Ash. “Toronto has always been very special for me. The last time I premiered my film here, I proposed to my wife,” the actor had told IANS. Fans of the couple have been eager to watch them reunite on the silver screen. Abhishek and Aishwarya were reportedly approached to play the lead in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gulab Jamun’, however the film has been shelved.