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While introducing Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, Oprah Winfrey said the couple has five billion fans around the globe, which is more than Pitt and Angie's.

tv Updated: Sep 29, 2009 16:33 IST

India’s Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have five Billion, yes, I said five billion fans around the globe. She has been called the world’s most beautiful woman and he’s not so bad himself! They’re husband and wife, and superstars of Bollywood.”

Celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s introduction to Bollywood’s first couple on Meet the Most Famous People in the World, was flattering. But the host didn’t stop at that. She went on… “They stopped production on eight major movies and flew 8,000 miles to be here for their first ever TV interview together. The movie star couple more famous than anybody else in the world — even more than Brad and Angelina ... anybody.” The couple appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on September 28.

Abhi, or ABee as Oprah called him, set the tone of the interview with a cute answer to her question, “You have never done this before, sat down together?” He responded, “We sit together quite often!”

There were the usual questions too, like — how he popped the question to the most beautiful woman in the world; what is it to live with his parents and so on… While showing footage of their fairytale wedding, Oprah didn’t miss out on the fans outside the Bachchan residence, some even getting beaten up. To this the couple cried, “Sorry” with Abhishek adding, “I didn’t know this was happening.”

A funny moment was when Nacho Figueras (Vanity Fair pick for second Most Handsome Man in the World) who was sitting next to Ash, compliemented, “Wow your eyes are amazing”, and then added, “I’m sorry” to Abhi who cracked his neck. “You can say that to my wife, too,” Nacho continued.