He’s the beaming father of one of the (former) most eligible men in India and will soon be the father-in-law of one of the most beautiful women in the world. It’s no wonder that Amitabh Bachchan is sharing his joy with Hindustan Times.
Did you know Abhishek was I going to propose to Aishwarya Rai while they were in New York for the premiere of Guru?
No, I did not and yes, it came as a surprise. But generally, these occurrences do come as a surprise… and a happy one at that!
Jaya Bachchan flew back from Jaipur on Sunday, indicating that she was caught offguard by the news. Was she?
Yes, she was shooting in Jaipur and was unaware of Abhishek’s decision. But when it was conveyed to her, she returned.
What are the plans for their wedding? The media says you would like it to happen within the next couple of months.
Nothing has been planned yet. Some members of both our families are not in town and as soon as they come in, we shall sit down and decide on dates and other formalities.
If the newspapers say a couple of months, they must be privy to information that I am unaware of.
Much has been written about Ash being manglik. How much of a difference did that actually make?
What is manglik?
Have you offered Abhishek any advice on this big step?
Advice? For what? He’s 31 and a mature individual.
What do you think makes Ash a good choice as Abhishek's life partner?
The fact that my son chose her!