In PICS: The love story of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
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Aishwarya Rai left many hearts broken when she tied the knot with Abhishek Bachchan on April 20, 2007.
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Almost four years before their marriage both Aishwarya and Abhishek were dating other people and nobody had any clue that they would end up sharing their lives together.
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Abhishek and Aishwarya were then seen in two films, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke and Kuch Naa Kaho. But they were friends and nothing was brewing between the two.
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Abhishek Bachchan still remembers the first time they met. Here’s an excerpt from an interview where Abhishek talks about his first meeting with Aishwarya.
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“The first time I met Aishwarya was in August 1997. I was on a recce for my father’s film, Mrityudata , in Switzerland, and she was shooting for her first film, Aur Pyar Ho Gaya , with my dear friend Bobby Deol”, says Abhishek Bachchan going down the memory lane.
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“I remember one evening Bobby invited me over to his hotel for dinner and Aishwarya and the rest of the unit were there. That was the first time I actually met her, although I had obviously seen her before, since she was Miss World and all that”.
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It’s hard to say when they actually fell in love. Some say it was the time they shot the song Kajra Re together. Abhishek fondly started calling Aishwarya ‘Number Nine’ as she was then named the ninth most beautiful woman in the world by a magazine.
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Talking about the moment when he knew she was the one, Abhishek says, “I don’t remember if there was any such moment, actually, which is weird, but it always just felt right. If you ask her, she will tell you the same thing – that the minute we came together, we both knew that this was something for keeps. So, there wasn’t just this ‘one’ defining moment, it always felt perfect!”
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Abhishek and Aishwarya were then seen in three other movies together – Guru, Dhoom2, and Umrao Jaan.
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It is believed that Abhishek proposed to Aishwarya after the premiere of Guru in Toronto and the actress instantly accepted his proposal.
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Aishwarya Rai married Abhishek Bachchan on 20th April, 2007 in a private wedding ceremony at the Bachchan residence, Prateeksha, in Juhu, Mumbai.
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After four years, Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Aaradhya was born on 16th November, 2011.
Very much in love, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan with their daughter Aaradhya make for one big happy family.