By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Thursday, April 12, 2007
The electronic media and the paparazzi are going ballistic with supposed details about the Ash-Abhishek marriage.
But the facts are extremely and exasperatingly contrary to what you see hear and read. And you heard the true facts here for the first and last time.
The wedding on 20 April is not going to be a lavish affair. Only the immediate and extended family of the Bachchans-brother Ajitabh and his family, sister Shweta and her in-laws which includes all the Kapoors -are being invited. Besides these the only people you'll see at the event are Abhishek's close friends like Sikandar Kher, Goldie Behl and Rohan Sippy. Karan Johar, who's like a son to the Bachchans, and J.P. Dutta whom Abhishek looks on as a father figure, are expected to be at the wedding.The lady of the house Jaya Bachchan is supervising every detail. In fact, the Big B and the dulha are keeping completely out of the preparations, and that includes the invitees' list.
Jaya being firm of mind and resolute in her purposes has kept the fanfare to the barest minimum. The guest list would be in accordance with the size and capacity of the Bachchans' residence and of course the imperativeness of the potential invitees' presence on the premises.
All the invitees are keeping a low profile as they don't wish to unintentionally divulge details about the wedding.
Suffice it to say that some of the atrocious untruths being cooked up on the news and entertainment channels have the Bachchans enormously amused.
According to reports all the neighbours have been asked to keep their gates shut to media persons and the Bachchan family has requested the aviation ministry not to allow any planes to hover over their residence during the wedding.
These are completely baseless stories planted by people who have an axe to grind, or perhaps this is their way of feeling important. As Bachchan Saab told a friend, "My son's wedding is a very private solemn and precious moment for me and my family. Surely we're entitled to our privacy if and when we need it."
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