Abhishek weds Aishwarya …finally

August 27, 2007 at 12:24 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | Leave a comment

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Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Colour, confusion and crowds… It was every bit the grand filmy wedding as Abhishek Bachchan, astride a horse, wearing an off-white sherwani and a white turban bedecked with flowers, arrived on a hot Friday evening to wed his Aishwarya Rai.

Bollywood’s power couple finally tied the knot in a grand ceremony that held much of the nation in thrall – never mind if the only details of the closely guarded event that filtered out were grainy zoom shots from TV cameras stationed across the road.

Aishwarya reached the Bachchans’ Juhu residence Prateeksha in a silver Mercedes decorated with flowers along with her mother and brother.

At almost the same time, the barat left the other Bachchan bungalow Jalsa nearby, with a visibly anxious Amitabh Bachchan, complete with a saffron turban, ushering his guests into the waiting Volvo buses that would take them to the wedding venue.

His face covered with a sehra of white flowers, Abhishek did a small jig before getting off the bus and waving cheerily and then getting on to his horse again at Prateeksha.

While photographers scrambled to train their cameras at the goings-on, curious stargazers climbed up trees, railings and even hoardings to get a first-hand view.

Amid the sea of saffron turbans sported by the baratis, several close friends like yesteryear actor Danny Denzongpa, industrialist Anil Ambani and director Goldie Behl could be seen.

The Bollywood celebrities who arrived to bless the couple also included Sonali Bendre, Preity Zinta, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgan and Kajol.

With so many high-profile guests, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, at least 1,000 security personnel swarmed both the flower bedecked Bachchan homes. The road outside Prateeksha was blocked.

Friday’s wedding was the climax of three-day festivities that included a sangeet and a mehndi ceremony that were equally secretive.

The buzz around the Abhi-Ash marriage started last year and had been steadily getting louder even though the Bachchans never announced it officially because they wanted to keep it a private affair.

TV shots and newspaper pictures of guests, who kept floating in and out of their house from Wednesday, were the only proof that the big fat Indian wedding was finally taking place.

Both the Bachchan residences were turned into fortresses and for the uninvited, getting in was next to impossible.

The Bachchans not only took care of their own privacy, they were thoughtful enough not to disturb their neighbours – the lawns at the venue were covered with soundproofed, air-conditioned tents.

Members of the film fraternity who made it to the guest list showed cooperation towards the first family of Bollywood – none of the invitees breathed out a single detail about the wedding.

“They have invited all those people who are emotionally close to them,” Amar Singh said in an interview to a TV channel in an apparent explanation for some conspicuous absentees like neighbour Hrithik Roshan and all the Khans.

Fans and mediapersons who had logged on to Aishwarya’s official site also faced disappointment as they found it temporarily closed.

“This site is temporarily unavailable. Please do not call or e-mail but check back again next month. Thank you,” said a message apparently posted by Aishwarya.

Whether the wedding of the year was accessible to all or not, the couple’s many fans just hope that they live happily ever after…

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August 27, 2007 at 12:21 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, Photos, Wedding, Wedding Photos | 3 Comments

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Special henna for Aishwarya-Abhishek wedding (IANS)

August 27, 2007 at 11:53 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | Leave a comment

Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Those of us who don’t know where Sojat is, it’s time to refresh their general knowledge. This is the place in Rajasthan from where Aishwarya Rai will get henna for her mehndi (henna) ceremony when she weds Abhishek Bachchan.

Over 15 kg of local henna will travel to wherever (the trader refuses to disclose where) the ceremony takes place. The henna packets would be sent five days prior to the wedding day.

“The Bachchan family contacted a mehndi agent in Mumbai who in turn has placed orders with two of the leading henna traders of Sojat,” sources told IANS here Friday.

These traders had prepared a special type of mehndi for model and actress Liz Hurley’s wedding to NRI businessman Arun Nayar recently.

“We have received orders from an agent in Mumbai for the Bachchan wedding and we are preparing special packets for them. We will send these packets to wherever they decide to get married,” said Nitesh Agarwal, a Sojat-based mehndi trader.

Sojat and its surrounding areas in the Pali district of the state boast of the most intensive henna cultivation in India. Up to 90 percent of Rajasthan’s commercial henna production is in this area.Over 100 henna processing units are in operation in Sojat.

Bollywood’s hottest couple are getting married on April 20. According to reports, the ceremony would be a low key affair and held in Mumbai with only the closest family and friends in attendance.

Aishwarya Abhishek Wedding News (Telegraph )

August 27, 2007 at 11:51 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | Leave a comment

The Telegraph India reported on February 26 that the venue of Aishwarya Abhishek wedding is Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The guest list includes, Ambanis, Amar Singh and Bollywood fraternity. Neeta Lulla and Anna Singh are working on Aishwarya’s wedding trousseau, Sharbari Datta is doing Abhishek’s Kurtas and Shawls.

There is contradiction between the Observer’s report and The Telegraph’s fact check. It is also reported that the venue is actually Jaipur India Rajasthan and the date is 19th March but this news is not officially confirmed by either Bachchans or Rais.

We still haven’t got a date. The two of them are so busy, we haven’t been able to sit down and work it out. Amitabh told while talking to IANS. “Now Abhishek’s schedule for ‘Drona’ is postponed so I’m hoping we’ll be able to sit down and work out a date. But Aishwarya is in Karjat shooting and Jaya has gone off to parliament. Everyone is impatient. So are Aishwarya and Abhishek. Let’s see. I think far too much is being made of this affair. It’s just another wedding.”

During the recent Award marathons, we have seen that the Bachchan family has already whole heartedly accepted Aishwarya Rai as a part of their family. During the Stardust Awards when Aishwarya came on stage to recieve her award from her soon to be father in law Amitabh Bachchan, she took wrapped her Sari around the shoulder, like typical Indian daughter in law and touched Amitabh’s feet for blessings.

“The day Abhishek announced Aishwarya was the girl he was going to marry, she became a part of our family. I look on Aishwarya as a daughter” said Amitabh Bachchan while talking to IANS.

Happily married on 20th of April 2007

August 27, 2007 at 11:49 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | 4 Comments

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The Wedding of India’s top actor Abhishek Bachchan with former beauty queen and current top actress Aishwarya Rai took place at Bachchan’s family home according to the Hindu Rituals with the blessing of Hindu Gods, Hindu priests, Bride’s parents, Groom’s parents, Relatives and Friends. Only a select few like Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Preity Zinta, Suniel Shetty, Sonali Bendre from Bollywood were invited.

The event was a private one, although there were thousands of fans turned at the venue to Greet the Newly married couple.

The three day event which started on 18th of April 2007 with the Sangeet night.It was really a Bollywood traditional one with both the Rais and Bachchans as well as their relatives and friends putting up dance performances. As for the highlight of the Sangeet night a dance performance was put up by both Ash-Abhi and another dance performance was done by Amitabh Bachchan -Jaya Bachchan. The day was a memorable one for those participated with the Bride and Bridegroom. All the guest were treated with Mumbai’s best Cuisine.

The 19th of April 2007 was Mehendi day, which was held at Aishwarya Rai’s home.
As for the Indian tradition, mehendi or henna is given to the bride by the groom’s family to apply in ways of beautiful tattoos on her hands and feet. This ceremony is used to take place at the bride’s residence before the wedding. The Mehendi ceremony at Aishwarya Rai’s residence was a private one with only close relatives from the bride’s family. Abhishek’s sister Shweta, actress Sonali and some members of the Bachchan family arrived in a bus for the Mehendi ceremony in the evening. The mehendi was specially brought from Sojat which is in Rajasthan. The ceremony nearly lasted for 3 hours. Aishwarya wore a red and gold sari specially designed by Nita Lulla.

The wedding day was 20th April 2007. On that day of the wedding, the baraat left from “Jalsa” to move towards the venue of the wedding, “Prateeksha” at 4 pm. Jalsa and Prateeksha both are Bachchan’s Bungalows. The guests were taken by the special bus. On the way Abhishek Bachchan got off from the bus and climbed on a beautifully decorated white horse. Abhishek Bachchan was wearing a clear white outfit filled with beautiful hand work. His face was covered with the traditional style of flowers. Abhishek was weaving hand to the bystanders on the way to Prateeksha with traditional wedding band and dancers. Abhi’s sister Shweta was also seen gyrating with the baraatis while father Amitabh Bachchan was supervising the entire event.

The baraatis reached the venue and the mahurat for the wedding which was 5.30 pm on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, which is a best day to have Hindu Weddings. The wedding ceremony began behind the close doors With high security measures both in and around the house. There were more than 400 security personal on duty. Heavy traffic was experienced as the baraat was en route; fans were running and pushing for a glimpse of stars. Media people with line of cameras too were capturing all the possible actions.

The Aishwarya-wedding.com team too gives our Cheers to the newly married couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya rai. Long Live your Love marriage with all the Love, Luck and Prosperity..

Most viewed Aishwarya rai wedding videos

August 27, 2007 at 11:20 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, Videos, Wedding, Wedding Videos | Leave a comment

 

 

Abhishek weds Aishwarya Rai …finally

August 27, 2007 at 11:13 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | Leave a comment

Colour, confusion and crowds… It was every bit the grand filmy wedding as Abhishek Bachchan, astride a horse, wearing an off-white sherwani and a white turban bedecked with flowers, arrived on a hot Friday evening to wed Aishwarya Rai.

Bollywood’s power couple finally tied the knot in a grand ceremony that held much of the nation in thrall – never mind if the only details of the closely guarded event that filtered out were grainy zoom shots from TV cameras stationed across the road.

Aishwarya reached the Bachchans’ Juhu residence Prateeksha in a silver Mercedes decorated with flowers along with her mother and brother.

At almost the same time, the barat left the other Bachchan bungalow Jalsa nearby, with a visibly anxious Amitabh Bachchan, complete with a saffron turban, ushering his guests into the waiting Volvo buses that would take them to the wedding venue.

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His face covered with a sehra of white flowers, Abhishek did a small jig before getting off the bus and waving cheerily and then getting on to his horse again at Prateeksha.

While photographers scrambled to train their cameras at the goings-on, curious stargazers climbed up trees, railings and even hoardings to get a first-hand view.

Amid the sea of saffron turbans sported by the baratis, several close friends like yesteryear actor Danny Denzongpa, industrialist Anil Ambani and director Goldie Behl could be seen.

The Bollywood celebrities who arrived to bless the couple also included Sonali Bendre, Preity Zinta, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgan and Kajol.

With so many high-profile guests, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, at least 1,000 security personnel swarmed both the flower bedecked Bachchan homes. The road outside Prateeksha was blocked.

Friday’s wedding was the climax of three-day festivities that included a sangeet and a mehndi ceremony that were equally secretive.

The buzz around the Abhi-Ash marriage started last year and had been steadily getting louder even though the Bachchans never announced it officially because they wanted to keep it a private affair.

TV shots and newspaper pictures of guests, who kept floating in and out of their house from Wednesday, were the only proof that the big fat Indian wedding was finally taking place.

Both the Bachchan residences were turned into fortresses and for the uninvited, getting in was next to impossible.

The Bachchans not only took care of their own privacy, they were thoughtful enough not to disturb their neighbours – the lawns at the venue were covered with soundproofed, air-conditioned tents.

Members of the film fraternity who made it to the guest list showed cooperation towards the first family of Bollywood – none of the invitees breathed out a single detail about the wedding.

“They have invited all those people who are emotionally close to them,” Amar Singh said in an interview to a TV channel in an apparent explanation for some conspicuous absentees like neighbour Hrithik Roshan and all the Khans.

Fans and mediapersons who had logged on to Aishwarya’s official site also faced disappointment as they found it temporarily closed.

“This site is temporarily unavailable. Please do not call or e-mail but check back again next month. Thank you,” said a message apparently posted by Aishwarya.

Whether the wedding of the year was accessible to all or not, the couple’s many fans just hope that they live happily ever after… Indo-Asian News Service

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Abhishek-Aishwarya Wedding Itinerary

August 27, 2007 at 11:08 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | 1 Comment

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Here are some more details on the Abhiwarya Wedding! The celebrations will kick in from April 18th where families and friends will gather for the Sangeet Ceremonu! The sangeet will take place in the Bachchans residence Jalsa which will be followed by a Mehendi Party in Ash’s residence, La Mer, in Bandra.

As reported by Our Bollywood earlier, the wedding would take place on the 20th of April! On the 21st there would a bidaai ceremony where a Hindu bride says goodbye to her maternal family! All these functions would be just restricted to immediate families and close friends! However expect a Grand Reception in June where the whose who of Bollywood would come in attendance!

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Aishwarya – Abhishek wedding galleries

August 27, 2007 at 10:46 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, Photos, Wedding, Wedding Photos | 1 Comment
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Abhishek Bachchan birthday party at his residence Jalsa

August 27, 2007 at 10:31 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, General, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | 6 Comments

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Abhishek Bachchan.s birthday party at his residence Jalsa has been a rollicking affair. Not only it showed junior B’s camaraderie with the biggest name in the film industry but towards its end it also threw some most interspersing clues about Abhishek’s personal life.

One of the first to arrive at the bash was Abhishek.s new friend, Aishwarya Rai, at 11 pm. And she was one of the last few to leave, at around 4 am. She is the latest link-up with Abhishek. Rumours are on the air that their romance has been blooming on the sets of Umrao Jaan and their parents are considering for their marriage.

Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi – said to be the latest buddies were absent from the scene. Why! Both are the Ex-beau to Aishwarya and they must have got the idea that Ash would be present their.

Just imagine both turning up to the party and seeing her dancing with Abhishek wouldn.t just boil their blood.

But according to the stories, Khan who had been invited to the party was reportedly down with flu. And some say that Vivek wasn.t even invited at all. Anyway he was shooting till 2 am for .Pyaare Mohan..

Hemant Birje who some time back had molested some aspirant actresses and then got a beating in return from her, this time got the punch of his life and that too from Sanjay Dutt!

According to an insider, Birjee dropped in uninvited at around 2 am. An hour later he was seen abusing the waiters and bartenders, following which Dutt asked him politely to leave.

When the situation threatened to get out of hand, Dutt once again asked him to leave. But when he found Birjee continuing to ignore him, he punched him in the face. Dutt then handed him over to the security guards, who threw him out.

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Gallery – Aishwarya Weds Abhishek

August 27, 2007 at 10:25 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, Movies, Photos, Wedding, Wedding Photos | 1 Comment

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The wedding of the century

August 27, 2007 at 10:07 am | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, Exclusive bollywood, Films, Indian Masala, Movies, News, Wedding | 3 Comments

MUMBAI, India — Film-crazy India held its breath Friday as two of its biggest stars, the emerald-eyed former Miss World Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, a romantic hero and son of an Indian cinema legend, celebrated their wedding.

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The affair, hyped by Indian media as “the wedding of the century,” was filled with the melodrama so beloved in Bollywood, India’s flamboyant Hindi film industry: secrecy, dance routines and even a suicidal fan who claimed to be the groom’s jilted lover.

Hundreds of fans cheered as Bachchan, wearing a gold-and-cream turban — his face covered with a traditional veil of white flowers — emerged onto the streets outside his home astride a white stallion, giving his admirers a thumbs-up sign while his friends danced around him.

Bachchan bobbed his head and punched the air with his hands in time to a Bollywood tune played by an accompanying band of red-turbaned musicians.

He then made his way to a huge, flower-filled, air-conditioned tent encircled by gold curtains in the garden adjoining the Bachchan family home — where — to the sound of trumpets, drums and clanging cymbals — he and Rai reportedly exchanged garlands and wedding vows.

Rai remained hidden inside the barricaded venue, but the Indian media was split down the middle with reports that she either wore a red-and-gold, intricately embroidered sari, or a gold-and-cream creation.

Bachchan, 31, and Rai, 33, were engaged in a private ceremony in January. They have appeared together in several films.

Rai, who first captured India’s attention when she was crowned Miss World in 1994, has become one of its biggest stars and one of India’s most recognized faces overseas. She has acted in more than 30 movies and starred in several commercials for cosmetic and cola companies.

Bachchan comes from a famous Bollywood movie family — his father, Amitabh, is a Bollywood legend and his mother Jaya is also a famous actor.

Hundreds of fans lined the roads, climbed trees or scaled buildings, hoping to catch a glimpse of the wedding party.

However, the festivities were marred when a young woman slit her wrists outside the Bachchan home in Mumbai early Friday.

Identifying herself as Jhanvi Kapoor, she said Bachchan had promised to marry her after they met when she was one of the dancers in a promotional music video for a movie “Dus” (“Ten”), in which Bachchan starred two years ago.

“He is not talking to me,” she told reporters. “I want to know why he doesn’t talk to me.”

She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, then arrested by police for attempting to commit suicide — a crime in India. She was later released on bail of $238.

“This is a stunt,” said police officer A. Mohite. “She seemed to have done this purely to catch the attention of the media.”

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