Chandrachur singh is back with aishwarya rai

June 5, 2008 at 10:06 am | Posted in Aishwarya, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities | 2 Comments
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According to a leading newpaper actor chandrachur singh will be seen shortly alongside aishwarya rai in a children film although details are not yet finalized.

When ABCL debuted with chandrachur singh and arshad warshi, both actors become an outright success, even though arshad warshi is still around and doing cameo roles. Chandrachur singh who had a herioc image wasn’t easily accepted. Although he garnered an initial success with film opposite biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta and Tabu.

According to the actor, he was always there in the film industry, “I have just been very selective,” he says. “Yes it has been a long time but then I had to live up to my fans’ expectations. After doing films like Maachis and Josh, I couldn’t opt for the B and C grade films that were being offered to me,” he justifies. “Now the whole scene has changed, earlier there were only few banners that made A grade films like Yashraj and there was also the producer-distributor war going on then that almost ruined films and actors too. Some of my films have not seen the light of the day”.

Actor also refuses any rumour of a emotional breakdown. “Everyone goes through an emotional upheaval especially when you have proved yourself professionally in every sphere and still things don’t work out for you. But me going through a break down isn’t true; it’s just a myth,” he says.

Finally personally I like his acting but he never had success of salman khan who started his career quite badly yet he kept on making comeback.

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Aishwarya and Abhishek bought a $10 million house in Dubai

June 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities | 1 Comment
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Aishwarya and Abishek recently purchased a house in Dubai which is expected to be ready in the first quarter of 2010 and will cost around AED 35 million (nearly $10 million). “It’s so close to Mumbai, so we’ll probably be spending a lot more weekends here,” aishwarya was quoted as saying. However she said there is no immediate plan to relocate to dubai house as bachchan family live and work in mumbai.

It is not the first time a bollywood celebrity has bought a property in the gulf island. Gulf daily reported that the House is a 96-villa double-gated community home in Sanctuary Falls, aishwarya family also attended a “Residents Party” organized for them in Jumeirah Golf Estates’s last week.

“Dubai is special to us not just as a place where we enjoy great warmth and generosity in terms of love from the people, but it’s become a remarkable place and one that is so close to home for us,” Abhishek said.

When Aishwarya was questioned about the upcoming film “Sarkar Raj” which is a political drama and also stars Abishek and Amitabh Bachchan, aishwarya said she is excited about the film and looking forward to it’s release this week.

“I’m always excited, I’ve never been nervous before (the release of) a film. It’s been a great experience and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the audiences”, said the former Miss World.

Aishwarya will feature in a hollywood film with meryl streep

May 29, 2008 at 10:04 am | Posted in Aishwarya, celebrities, General, Indian Celebrities | 3 Comments
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aishwarya raiAfter the success of provoked where aishwarya played a housewife who is brutalised by her own husband; aish seems to winning more sentimental roles in hollywood.

Yes, if grapevine is to be believed then aishwarya is poised to bag another project in hollywood. and this time she will feature in the film with hollywood actress meryl streep who has recently won an oscar award.

Film is based on a french fillm, Chaos, and is about the troubles in the life of a modern middle class family when a young prostitute enters in what seems to be a rather unintentional circumstances.

It is being reported that Ash will be playing the role of a prostitute who is mentally and physically tortured. Film will be focused on the difficulties of her survival, resurrection and dignity.

Although film is yet to be finalized, meryl streep and aishwarya are most likely to feature in this project.

Aishwarya to star in a film with Rajnikanth

January 22, 2008 at 9:37 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, celebrities, Films, News, Photos | 2 Comments
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Aishwarya in robot with RajnikanthAishwarya the leading actress in bollywood may star in a film along with rajnikanth. Lot of news and gossips on Rajinikanth’s ‘Robot’ are coming out day in and day out. The latest buzz about the film is that the beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be paired opposite superstar in Shankar’s ‘Robot’. Shankar who had been to Mumbai recently, was believed to have met Aishwarya Rai. It is rumored that Shankar went to Mumbai in the first week of January and discussed the script and her role with Ash. Aishwarya, according to the grapevine, had gone through the script thoroughly. She is yet to decide about ‘Robot’.

Aishwarya Rai will promote Longines in non-metro cities

December 13, 2007 at 10:36 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Films, Indian Celebrities, News | 1 Comment
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Aishwarya Rai will promote Longines in non-metro cities

Aishwarya Rai will soon travel to non-metro big cities to promote Swiss brand, there is plan of her traveling to places like Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Longines International, vice president sales, Charles Villoz told IANS “India‘s luxury watch market has a lot of potential. I believe in the coming years compared to the US more people in this country would sport luxury watches.”

“The country has a huge middle class and a good watch is no less than a major investment”

he adds “Also, shopping malls are increasingly mushrooming in second rung cities where people go not only to shop but also to hang out. And it would prove beneficial to increase our visibility.”

Currently Swiss watch group has 68 sales location. From nearly 20 forthcoming sales locations, five are supposed to be multi brand retail shops and the rest shop in shop outlets.

In future there will one store at places like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Gurgaon.“Our focus will be towards the south. The number of young, IT employees marking their presence there makes it a significant market for us.”

“Also, the increasing number of tourists visiting Rajasthan from all across the globe makes it an important place for us to mark our presence.”

Swiss company may invest nearly Rs.1 million for large stores covering over nearly 100 sq meters, and about Rs.200, 000 for small shops of 70 sq meters in shopping malls.

Currently Swiss company is getting a growth rate of 20 % per year. According to Villoz in next three years growth may cross the 25 %. “The size of the country, economic boom, the steadily changing retail landscape and the availability of more money with the youth are some of the contributing factors for overseas brand investing in India.”

“Also, increasing fashion consciousness among youngsters who want to look trendy. For them, an elegant watch would add to the personality and attitude.”

“Aishwarya has been associated with us since 1999 and it is a big help. Not only in this country but also globally.”

“People across the world love Bollywood films and they go house-full. Wherever we have travelled (with Aishwarya) the response has been overwhelming. She is a global face and we would like to continue this association as long as possible.”

Jodha akbar pictures

December 10, 2007 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, celebrities, Films, Movies, Photos | Leave a comment
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Jodha akbar pictures

I have no idea how a Mogul ruler speaks other than in Urdu.Again our perception of Akbar is rather twisted.As long as he looks good and not too theatrical,he will do very well as Akbar.There is a certain earnestness about him which will come thru.
Am hoping this one is going to be a blockbuster.

Jodhaa Akbar

December 10, 2007 at 7:10 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, celebrities, Films, General, gossip, Indian Celebrities, Movies, News, Photos | 27 Comments
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Hrithik in jodha akbarAishwarya in jodha akbar

Upcoming bollywood flick is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar (Hrithik Roshan), and a Rajput princess, Jodha (Aishwarya Rai).  Film is expected to release on 25th january 2008.

Aishwarya’s DHOOM:2 act in PINK PANTHER?

November 17, 2007 at 5:20 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, gossip, Indian Celebrities | 7 Comments
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Aishwarya’s DHOOM:2 act in PINK PANTHER?Timeless beauty Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan) is Bollywood’s most recognized female face in the West. No wonder she is being offered one Hollywood project after the other. As is well known, she is presently working for the next in the PINK PANTHER series, and with none other than Steve Martin.

While on the movie, it appears that Hollywood has taken notice of her superb negative act in Yash Raj’s DHOOM:2, opposite the ‘Indian Greek God’ Hrithik Roshan! As per sources, this Hollywood venture revolves around ‘Jacqes Clouseau’ (Steve Martin) and Aishwarya, who plays ‘Sophie’, a criminal expert, who is holding on to some important information about the villain. Martin teams up with Ash and a group of other International detectives, to launch a worldwide manhunt for a globe-trotting crook, who specializes in stealing artifacts.

Here’s hoping that just like DHOOM:2 this film too succeeds and Aishwarya makes India and Bollywood proud.

Source: glamsham

Two aishwarya films are coming in a fortnight

November 16, 2007 at 9:46 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, Bachan, bachchan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Films, Indian Celebrities, Movies, News | 2 Comments
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Two aishwarya films are coming in a fortnightIt would be quite a handful for Aishwarya Rai fans in early 2008 as two of her films would be hitting the marquee in quick succession.

While 25th January 2008 has been locked for the release of Ashutosh Gowarikar’s JODHA AKBAR which features Ash opposite her DHOOM:2 star Hrithik Roshan, she gets to appear in a Bachchan family photo frame with the release of SARKAR RAAJ. This Ram Gopal Varma film is expected to arrive on 8th February; just a fortnight after JODHA AKBAR. Though she is not paired opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the film, Aishwarya Rai is said to be playing a powerful character in SARKAR RAAJ.

Currently these are the only two films for which Aishwarya has worked in the recent past though talks are on between her and Rohan Sippy for the Sriram Raghavan film that stars John Abraham in the lead.

Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai will stand next to each other !

November 16, 2007 at 9:41 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, bachchan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities, News | 5 Comments
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Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai will stand next to each other !Thanks to London ‘s famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and former flame Salman Khan will get to be together. Well, we’re talking about their wax statues at the museum.

Salman’s statue at the museum will be unveiled in January 2008. As for Aishwarya, she already has a statue dedicated to her at the museum. Our source says, “There is a plan to put Salman’s statue besides Aishwarya’s. This will immortalise them together.”

The reasons for placing the statues together are purely business oriented. “After Shah Rukh Khan’s wax figure in Madame Tussands was unveiled, business quadrupled. If Salman and Aishwarya’s statues are paired together, business will further multiply. Same goes for Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie and David-Victoria Beckham,” the source adds.

When contacted, Salman Ahmed (Group Managing Director of Bobby Khan Holdings who now have the rights to open Madame Tussands in Mumbai) says, “There has never been any branding in Madame Tussands, but recently, we have been inundated by offers from large corporates from India . A new zone called the Bollywood Zone is being created. All four statues – Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan) will be in that zone,” he added.

Ahmed does not deny the news about Salman’s statue being placed next to Aishwarya’s. “There is a good possibility for everything, depending on the demand and of course, Madame Tussauds authorities in London ,” he says.

Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan were in the running for the fourth statue from Bollywood, at Madame Tussauds. However, after a poll, Salman emerged victorious and his statue was commissioned.

Mallika snubs Aishwarya Rai!

November 10, 2007 at 9:30 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, Bollywood News, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities, News | Leave a comment
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Must say that the Amitabh Bachchan-Shah Rukh Khan face-off at the Police Club event has so many versions that it has left people confused.

Okay a couple of police men have confirmed the truth that Amitabh Bachchan was sitting in the front row with Abhishek and Aishwarya, seemingly enjoying Raageshwari’s performance of Dama dam mast kalandar.. when SRK sauntered in with his Om Shanti Om team.

SRK hugged not only Amitabh Bachchan, but also Jr and bahurani.. ditto Arjun Rampal.

Source: HTtabloid

After exchanging pleasantries, the Bachchan trio left.. and their seats were occupied by SRK and company .

Oh but one of the informants also tells some spicy news about Mallika Sherawat. Yeah, she was seated just next to the Bachchans, but no one noticed the fact that Mallika gave Aishwarya the big ignore.

Aishwarya’s Birthday Donation for Hospital

November 10, 2007 at 9:28 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities | Leave a comment
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aishwayar - hospital donationThe gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan not only celebrated her birthday last week, but after returning from Agra, made a donation to a hospital. Ash donated a C-Arm Image Intensifier to K K Bhabha Hospital, in Bandra, Mumbai, on her birthday.
Ash has been actively involved with the treatment of poor at Bhabha Hospital for years now. Reports are that when she learnt that the hospital authorities needed a C-Arm Image Intensifier because the previous one was too old, Ash got them a new one.
Ash took personal interest in the kind of intensifier that the doctors required and saw to it that the machine had apt technical features that was required by the doctors.
Hari Singh, Ash’s business manager confirmed the news saying, “It is true that Ash donated a C-Arm Image Intensifier machine to Bhabha hospital on her birthday.”
He added that Ash has been actively involved with Bhabha Hospital making donations for the treatment of the poor.
Singh said, “For patients who cannot afford expensive treatments, Bhabha Hospital is a boon. It is good that we have such a hospital in city to give prompt treatment without bothering about the money.”
source: Himalya

Ash to do a sci-fi film?

November 10, 2007 at 9:21 pm | Posted in Aishwarya, bachchan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities, News | 1 Comment
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Rohan Sippy is waiting for the Bachchan bahu to give her nod for this John Abraham starrer reports Joginder Tuteja

If all goes as per plans, it will be nearly after a decade that actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be starring in a film with sci-fi elements and fantasy. This would be for the upcoming and untitled offering by producer Rohan Sippy. Incidentally, Rohan is known to share a close friendship with Abhishek Bachchan.

In the start of her career, Aishwarya had worked in the Shankar directed ‘Jeans’ (1998), which abounded in special effects.

However, while John Abraham’s dates are already available with the makers, Aishwarya’s signature on the dotted line is still awaited.

Director Sriram Raghavan (‘Johnny Gaddaar’), who would be shifting genres from thrillers ( he also directed ‘Ek Haseena Thi’) to a love story with this film says, “Yes, the film does have a fair bit of sci-fi and fantasy elements. Though it is a love story, the plot is unique and requires a different treatment. We may go abroad to get the special effects in place.”

Will Aishwarya  feature in this film? “There are positive indications about her being a part of the project. But I guess the final decision may come only after Diwali once we are able to sit down and discuss it with her,” divulges Sriram. He adds, “Aishwarya was busy with her ‘Pink Panther’ shoot abroad. Once in India, she was occupied with  the Karva Chauth ceremony. Once the festivities are through after Diwali, we should have all the dates finalised.”

Earlier there were talks about the shooting beginning in November. “We have moved a little. We will begin in December and should still be able to finish more than 70 per cent of the shoot in a start to finish schedule. Post this, work on special effects would begin.” The film will also star Nana Patekar. Incidentally, Aishwarya’s ‘tough girl’ act in Aditya Chopra’s ‘Dhoom 2’ was much appreciated.

Source: Dna India

Bachchans stage a walkout!

November 5, 2007 at 10:40 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, bachchan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities | Leave a comment
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bachchans stage a walkoutA host of Bollywood stars turned up for the annual Diwali mela organised by Mumbai police on Sunday evening at Andheri Sports complex. The Mumbai police Diwali night, usually has a very good star turn-out, for obvious reasons. And like previous years, there were some scintillating performances lined up too. The Bachchans, Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya, came in early. Seated in the front row, the trio seemed to immensely enjoy the show, as they kept whispering through the show and guffawing time and again.About 45 minutes later, there was commotion amongst the audience, as news filtered in that Shah Rukh Khan has reached the venue. SRK was accompanied by his ‘Om Shanti Om’ colleagues, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade and Arjun Rampal. But to everyone’s surprise, as soon as SRK entered the venue, the Bachchans got up from their seats and made a quick exit! 

According to sources, the Bachchans however, did come face to face with SRK, during which Bachchan shared a clammy handshake with SRK. The handshake seemed as cold as their grim expressions. Aishwarya reportedly didn’t even greet SRK. It came as a surprise to not only the audience but also the organisers as the Bachchans were expected to go on stage after a point.

A police source, who was part of the organisation team, on conditions of anonymity said, “We were planning to call the Bachchan family on stage, soon after the performances. But since they left early we couldn’t do so. However, there was no prior commitment from them that they would be coming onstage.”

The question here is did Bachchans make a getaway because they didn’t want to breathe the same air that SRK did or was it just a mere co-incidence? Their alleged rivalry forces us to think the former is true but they again haven’t they been denying the rivalry bit a far too vehemently?

Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai poised to become Hollywood star too

November 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, bachchan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala | 1 Comment
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Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai poised to become Hollywood star tooStunning Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, who will be playing the adored Mumtaz Mahal in Ben Kingsley’s film on the Taj Mahal, celebrated her 34th birthday with her real-life “Shah” husband Jehan.

“It sounds so dramatic and romantic,” said Ash to reporter Subhash Jha of SifY.com.

“It’s nothing like that. I’m bringing it in with Abhishek, Ma and Pa. Abhishek was shooting an ad in Agra on Wednesday. So I joined him with Ma (mom-in-law Jaya Bachchan) and now Pa (father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan) has also joined us. So you could say it’s a perfect birthday by the Taj Mahal, though not quite at the Taj Mahal. Have you seen the crowds over there? We can’t risk going to the Taj Mahal, but it’s just a stone’s throw away. It’s a pity my parents couldn’t join us here in Agra.”

Aishwarya recently wrapped “The Pink Panther 2” with Steve Martin.

“I came back from the US from shooting ‘Pink Panther’ in time for Karwa Chauth. God knows how the cameras got our shots, probably from neighbor’s premise. We’re just leading our lives normally.”

Aishwarya is happy to be home in India.

“This is my first birthday after marriage and therefore a very special occasion. Spending time with the people I love is my greatest joy. I’m in a very happy place. And I don’t mean Agra. Just being with three people who mean so much to me makes my life complete. God has been kind. There’s great fulfillment in love and in being loved,  by not just my husband but his parents who are now my parents. We’re one family and we all love one another.”

Rai shared with reporter Subhash Jha that the new Taj Mahal film project with Ben Kingsley is worth the wait.

“On the first day of shooting ‘The Last Legion’ with him he walked up to me he said, ‘I’ve this idea.’ He told me about the Shah Jehan-Mumtaz Mahal film that he’d like to do.

You know how many Taj Mahal scripts have come my way? I told Ben there have been many occasions when this subject has come to me. But there was something exceptionally interesting about the way he approached the subject. And yes, the whole process of discussing the subject with him was participative….But earlier this year he confirmed it was on… I’m looking forward to working with Sir Ben again.”

The entire Bachchan family is in Agra to celebrate Aishwarya Rai’s B’day

November 5, 2007 at 10:31 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, bachchan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities | Leave a comment
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aishwarya_rai_newsThe entire Bachchan family is in Agra to celebrate the birthday of their Bahu Aishwarya Rai, who turns thirty-four Thursday. While Aishwarya and her husband Abhishek had arrived in the city of Taj Mahal three days back for shooting of a commercial film, Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya joined them later. Politician and family friend Amar Singh is also part of the group. Ash, will be celebrating a gala birthday Thursday for it her first after marrying Abhishek.

Things you didn’t know about Ash!

November 2, 2007 at 7:25 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood | Leave a comment
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Aishwarya hidden factsAge is just a statistic, especially, when you are as beautiful as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.rediff.com compiles a fact-file on Bollywood’s dazzling superstar who turns 34 today.

* Ash was born on November 1, 1973 in Mangalore, Karnataka to parents Krishnaraj and Vrinda Rai. She has an elder brother, Aditya.

* Affectionately referred to as Ash by the whole world, the star is nick-named Gullu at home.

* The light-eyed stunner did her schooling in Mumbai’s Arya Vidya Mandir and picked Jai Hind and later Ruparel College to pursue her further studies. At some point, Ash contemplated taking up medicine only to dabble with architecture before the modeling bug bit her hard and for good.

* First runner up at the Femina Miss India pageant in 1994 (she lost to Sushmita Sen), the Scorpio beauty went on to win the Miss World crown at Sun City, South Africa.

* Instead of opting for a regular girl-meets-boy big banner love story as her debut, Aishwarya took up a interesting double role in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar co-starring Mohanlal. Her first film in Bollywood was Rahul Rawail’s Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya opposite Bobby Deol.

article taken from rediff

Ash and Abhi’s salsa night

November 2, 2007 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood | 1 Comment
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Aishwarya surely is one lucky gal. While she spent the eve of her birthday by the beautiful Taj Mahal with Abhishek, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, her birthday bash on Thursday night was nothing short of a cracker.The buzz is Abhishek and Shweta detailed every little aspect at the party, making sure that Ash’s first birthday bash at Jalsa would be something worth remembering.

According to sources, the party started late, post 11 pm and continued till three in the morning. Almost all of Ash’s family and close pals were present there to wish the birthday girl. Amongst them were Anil and Tina Ambani, Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali, Kajol, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Bhel, Pralhad Kakkar and Neeta Lulla.

“There were surely over a hundred people at Jalsa on Thursday night; it was quite a grand affair,” says a source.

But the surprise element came around 1.30 pm. Ash and Abhishek broke into a “very sexy” salsa dance number which turned out to be the highlight of the evening. We guess that the dance number might have been choreographed by the ‘salsa master’ Sandip Soparrkar. Apparently the couple practiced the number for two days for the special occasion.

Aishwarya, who was initially wearing a saree, changed into a sea blue dress designed by Neeta Lulla for the dance while Abhishek slipped into a black suit. The dance, it is said, was Abhishek’s birthday gift for Aishwarya.
This is what you call true sachcha Bachchan pyaar, you know!

article taken from dnaindia

The ‘inside’ details of Aishwarya’s 34th birthday!

November 2, 2007 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities | Leave a comment
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Just two days back, we had broken the news about Aishwarya’s Fatehpur Sikri visit and Abhishek’s mobile ad shoot at the Taj Mahal. And now we have for you the ‘inside’ details of the very private celebrations of timeless beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 34th birthday.

The entire Bachchan family, including Amitabh, Jaya and Abhishek, along with family friend and politician Amar Singh, gathered at Agra’s Amar Villas Hotel. The exact venue was the prestigious ‘Kohinoor suite’, from where an unhindered view of the monument of love, Taj Mahal is visible. Apart from two waiters, no one else was allowed anywhere near.

As per sources, as soon as the clock struck twelve, heralding the arrival of November 1 (Aishwarya’s birthday), the cake was cut by the beauty queen. After that she touched the feet of her father and mother-in law, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan and seeked their blessing. Our sources add that the simple celebrations continued for about an hour after midnight.

article taken from glamsham.com

Aishwarya refuses item number in Abhishek’s film?

October 29, 2007 at 11:03 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, News | Leave a comment
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/photo.cms?msid=2491868 The Abhi-Ash wedding was an affair to remember not just for the hype and hoopla that surrounded it but also for how equations that changed in Bollywood post their marriage. Firstly the apparent guest list led to a chain of reactions resulting in literally dividing the film industry into the Bachchan camp and the Non Bachchan camp. But another and one of the more important changes to be witnessed was with Aishwarya Rai turning Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, how the brand value of the Bachchans shot up many folds in the industry. Apparently if put together, the total value of Amitabh, Abhishek and Ash would be approximately worth a few hundred crores. The brand Bachchan was fast becoming too hot to handle.  
 
When he was struggling to deliver a hit early on in his filmi career, Abhishek Bachchan who desperately needed a hit to prove his worth had to fall back on childhood buddy Goldie Behl. That was how Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai came about but which turned out to be a dampener at the Box Office. This came as a further blow to Abhishek’s already weakened position at the turnstiles. Despite the debacle, it was Goldie Behl who kept up the friendship when he offered Abhi with Drona , a movie that was allegedly set to supersede Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish with its highly advanced special effects. And with Abhishek having re-established himself in Bollywood with consecutive hits in Dhoom and Guru , there was no reason to refuse this prestigious project.
 
Abhishek and Aishwarya after marriage were hot property as a couple onscreen as well as off screen. The Bachchans onscreen worth was already proved by the national hit number Kajrare in Bunty Aur Babli which featured the Bachchan trio together. But what many do not know is that Aishwarya wasn’t too keen on the item number and gave in to the demand after a lot of thinking on her part. On an afterthought the risk paid off well.
 
Goldie Behl perhaps had similar plans. The director through hubby Abhishek seemingly offered an item number to Aishwarya though Priyanka Chopra was the lead heroine for Drona . But with some minor consideration Aishwarya reportedly put down both the director and her husband.
 
Considering the fact that Aishwarya’s kitty is now filled with some prestigious projects and international films like Pink Panther 2 , it is not surprising that the former Miss World quietly refused the offer from Goldie Behl rendering more importance to her individual career than wanting to add zing to Abhishek’s film. Aishwarya has always been an intelligent person who has always weighed the pros and cons of anything and the actress did not want to make an exception once again after Kajrare .
 
The duo of Abhishek and Goldie Behl reportedly then went and approached the dusky damsel Bipasha Basu for the item number in Drona . Bipasha Basu’s only condition was that she would do an item number only if the song could outshine her performance in ‘ Beedi Jalaiyle ’. Besides the fact that Bips shares a good friendship with Abhishek!
 
But things turned awry again when Bipasha wasn’t too confident whether Priyanka would edge her out as the main highlight in the film. Subsequently she got to know that even Priyanka would shake a leg with her in the number and share screen space. That forced Bipasha to step back and refute her presence in Drona .
 
So while Aishwarya is focused on Hollywood films for the time being and with Abhishek’s professional and personal life going forward in the right direction, the search for Goldie Behl’s item girl continues…

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