(2007) Big B on Marriage
On the morning after his son Abhishek Bachchan’s engagement to Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan is busy taking congratulatory calls and receiving guests at his residence Jalsa. Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan had to rush for the shooting of Goldie Behl’s Drona.
Overcome with joy, Amitabh says, “Abhishek and Aishwarya were in Canada and the USA for the premiere of Guru. On Saturday night, after the premiere at New York, he proposed to her and she accepted. He called me, took my blessings, and then they were on a plane to Mumbai.”
The association was solemnised on Sunday evening. “Every father wishes for his children to marry and settle down in life, and I am no different. It’s an extremely happy moment when children decide to settle down. After my son and Aishwarya returned from Toronto and New York, we did a small shagun at her place.”
The wedding date hasn’t been decided yet. “They are all out of town. Abhi and Jaya left this morning for Rajasthan for Goldie’s film. Ash is shooting in Karjat for Jodhaa-Akbar. Her father is also out of town and once they all come back, we shall sit and discuss how, when and where.”
Big B is most happy with Abhishek’s choice of life partner. “Aishwarya is my son’s choice and our choice as well, and we are very happy with that. She’s a simple, traditional and a home-loving individual, warm and endearing. Her inner beauty is far greater than her much-renowned outer beauty. Abhishek’s choice shall be our choice and our happiness,” he says.