By: Arya Aiyappan
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Bollywood is buzzing with excitement; much anticipations and anxieties are put at bay, it is time to party and rock the dance floor. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai the most sought after stars of the glamour world of Bollywood have decided to tie the knot. With the nation eagerly awaiting news of the couple pouring in from different corners, Big B himself finally confirmed the engagement to the media. Abhishek-Aishwarya engagement took place between 8:30 to 9:30 pm on the 14th of January at the Bachchan's residence in Juhu. The engagement a private affair was solemnized in the presence of the close family members and friends. As per the hearsay Abhishek put a ring on Aishwarya's finger in the presence of their family members, relatives, close friends Amar Singh, Anil Ambani and wife Tina Ambani.
The love relation sparked off much unexpected. The duo had been through tough times with regard to their love affairs. While Aishwarya was constantly embroiled in controversies with regard to her relations with Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi, Abhishek's engagement to Karishma Kapoor was a mere flop show. Eventually as Cupid would have it the twosome were attracted to one another and friendship was soon to blossom into love. Regardless of the age variations with Abhishek 31 years of age and Aishwarya 33 and the horoscope discrepancies of Aishwarya being a manglik, the wedding is to take place this year.
The audience thirsty for more has their share of speculations and concerns. Questions spring from every corner. When is the wedding? Will Aishwarya quit acting after marriage? Will the wedding take place at Hyatt Mumbai? Will shahrukh khan and Sushmita Sen attend the wedding? etc. The media is persistently tracking the sizzling couple whose wedding is undoubtedly the news of the year.
It is rumoured that it was during the shooting of the song 'Kajra Re'for Bunty and Babli that the both Abhishek and Aishwarya came to know one another quite closely to enter into a friendship. It is yet to be known when Cupid shot his arrow of love and the duo were left love struck. In 2006 the media had much to offer to the audience with Amitabh's brother Ajitabh visiting a Bangalore-based astrologer Chandrashekhar Swamy seeking opinion regarding the horoscopes of Aishwarya and Abhishek, Ash attending dinner parties with the Bachchan family the couple openly visiting nightclubs and cancer hospitals in Chennai during the making of Guru, and later in November 2006 after the release of Dhoom 2 visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple and Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi to perform pujas there. Abhishek and Aishwarya have acted together in some movies like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Na Kaho, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, and the latest Guru. The media analysts predict that the engagement would definitely boost Mani Ratnam's movie, which has recently hit the theatres.
Amidst predictions and foretelling, the engagement took place and every eye is eagerly looking forward to the star studded 'wedding of Bollywood'. Whether the high-profile marriage shall shape the destinies of Aishwarya and Abhishek for better or for worse, time is to testify?
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