Five years back, when they tied the knot, they couldn't have visualised that they would be playing with their five-month old daughter Aaradhya (name not yet announced by Bachchans) on their fifth wedding anniversary. Abhishek-Aishwarya who started their marital journey on April 20, 2007 have got an anniversary gift in advance, in the form of their daughter who came to this world on November 16, 2011.
Meanwhile, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is happy playing the role of mommy, and has willingly put Bollywood on a back-burner, as Paa Abhishek Bachchan gets set for upcoming films like Dhoom 3 and Bol Bachchan.
"As and when she wants to come back, is completely her decision... as and when she decides, when she sees a script she is inspired by - the decision is entirely hers. Currently she is very happy doing what she is doing," Abhishek said.
While their fifth anniversary plans sit firmly under a wrap, here's capturing their journey as man and wife so far.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY IN MIAMI
The Golden couple of Bollywood celebrated their first wedding anniversary in Miami, where Jr B was shooting for Karan Johar's Dostana at the time.
Interestingly, they also spent time with media via video conferencing. It was specially arranged for the press to unveil the first look of their film Sarkar Raj at a hotel in Mumbai.
The couple said that they had begun their day seeking blessings of their parents.
"My father's best gift to me has been his blessings and his acceptance of the lady I wanted to marry a year ago," Abhishek said. Ash said both she and Abhishek had gifted each other `togetherness' for a lifetime.
SECOND ANNIVERSARY IN EUROPE
The duo reportedly flew to Europe to spend some time together. At that time Abhi-Ash were shooting for Mani Ratnam's Raavan. The holiday plans were made after Mani the director fell ill suddenly.
THIRD ANNIVERSARY IN US
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai headed to US for their third wedding anniversary.
Abhishek's father Amitabh Bachchan on his blog said that the couple was taking a flight to New York.
A source close to the couple had told IANS, "The two have gone to an undisclosed destination and will be back in time for the music release of Raavan on April 24."
Abhishek too had posted on his Twitter page: "...It's Houdini time again. Have managed to abduct the wife. See you all soon."
FOURTH ANNIVERSARY IN INDIA
Work kept Abhishek busy on his fourth anniversary, so the couple could not travel to an exotic location. The actor was busy shooting for Dum Maaro Dum.
"I don't have a break at all. As soon as Dum Maaro Dum releases, I will be going to Russia for shooting (Abbas-Mustan's) Players. There's going to be no break for the anniversary as I am going to be thick in the middle of promotions at that time," Abhishek had said at that point in time.
Amitabh Bachchan had wished the couple on his blog, in his trademark style, "It's Abhishek and Aishwarya's wedding anniversary today the 20th of April and have wished them before they turned in. Cannot imagine its been four years! All the excitement and the marriage details, family and relatives in and around a packed house, preparations, customs, rituals ... seems just like it all happened a few hours ago."
We wonder what their fifth anniversary plans are.
(With inputs from Agencies)