Abhi-Ash wedding - the real guest-list
The wedding is not going to be a lavish affair, as the guest list would be in accordance with the size of the Bachchans' residence.india Updated: Apr 14, 2007 12:47 IST
With the electronic media and the paparazzi going ballistic with 'details' about the Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai marriage, no one is sure about the facts any more.
The April 20 wedding is not going to be a lavish affair, say those in the know. Only the immediate relatives of the Bachchans - brother Ajitabh and his family, sister Shweta and her in-laws, which include all the Kapoors - are being invited.
Abhishek's close friends like Sikandar Kher, Goldie Behl and Rohan Sippy are sure to be there. Karan Johar and mom Hiroo Johar as well as and J.P. Dutta, whom Abhishek looks on as a father figure, are expected to attend.
Yash Chopra, his wife Pam and sons Aditya and Uday are also likely to be there at the ceremony.
The lady of the house, Jaya Bachchan, is busy supervising every detail. In fact, Big B and the bridegroom are keeping completely out of the picture, and that includes the invitees' list.
Jaya, being firm of mind and resolute in her purposes, has kept the fanfare to the barest minimum. The guest list would be in accordance with the size and capacity of the Bachchans' residence - Prateeksha - and of course, the imperativeness of the potential invitees' presence on the premises.
All the invitees are keeping a low profile to avoid divulging details about the wedding. But some of the atrocious claims cooked up by entertainment channels have the Bachchans hugely amused.
According to media reports, neighbours have been asked to keep their gates shut to media personnel and the aviation ministry requested to bar planes over their residence during the wedding.
Amitabh has told a friend, "My son's wedding is a very private, solemn and precious moment for me and my family. Surely, we're entitled to our privacy if and when we need it."