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Ash-Abhishek: Jodi No. 1?

Rumour has it that B'wood's two most popular stars are all set to tie the knot.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2006 03:53 IST

Are they, aren’t they? Not just seeing each other — but getting married? That’s the question stalking tinsel town’s two most happening actors: Big B’s baby Abhishek Bachchan and almost-Hollywood Aishwarya Rai.

“If I was getting married,” exclaims Abhishek, “I’d be busy celebrating. But I’m busy working.” Aishwarya’s father Krishna Rai rages: “No comments from my side. Who started this story in the first place?”

It all started with an alleged visit by Abhishek’s uncle, Ajitabh, to Ash’s family astrologer, Chandrashekar Swami, in Bangalore. The venerable Swami, on his part, ratted out details like “Kundalimilgayi” (the horoscopes match) and “Sheegramevakalyana praptirasthu” (the wedding will happen) to Eenadu TV. “I have known Aishwarya’s father and mother for a long time… We come from the same village, and they consult me regularly... God willing, the wedding will happen soon,” he told ETV.

No way, say close family friends. A relationship between the two isn’t ruled out — but not any engagement. “Abhishek is not even close to his uncle, so why would he trust him with something like this?” says one source.

Another friend claims that Abhishek has always been candid about his relationships with his friends. “When he was serious about Karisma, he told us about her,” she says, adding that “though Ajitabh visited Amit uncle in hospital, things between the two are still far from normal.”

The buzz about Abhishek’s romance with Rai intensified after the duo returned from the shooting of JP Dutta’s Umrao Jaan in Jaipur.

And now the two head off to Brazil to shoot for Dhoom 2. What’s going to happen in the second half?

First Published: Feb 11, 2006 20:05 IST