Ash surpasses my idea of life partner: Abhishek
Spot them together; and either Aishwarya is gazing lovingly at Abhishek or vice-versa.
It's been almost a year since Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan became man and wife in one of India's most-publicised weddings on April 20, 2007.
HT City catches up with the devoted husband to discover just how dizzy the ride has been. "I'm often asked to sum up the year that was," smiles Abhishek.
"It's a beautiful journey and summing it up is really not possible. It's been such an experience that one would like it to continue lifelong.
"It's a sentiment mutually felt. Aishwarya, on a recent trip to Delhi, said, "I still feel like a newly-wed. I wish there were more minutes and more hours in day.. there's so much to look after You belong to a larger family..and then there are professional commitments."
Ask Abhishek if there are challenges and he replies, "Of course". We ask him what makes Aishwarya such a perfect wife and the otherwise monosyllabic Abhishek opens up.
"As one grows up, one creates a certain image of the wife one would wish to spend one's life with. Aishwarya, as a daughter; as a daughter-in-law, as a wife, as a sister, is much more than what one could think of. She surpasses manifold my idea of the kind of life partner I'd desired." The elder Bachchans are thrilled too.
Says a close friend, "Aishwarya is more of a daughter than a daughter-in-law for them. They love her" As he heads for dinner with members of American Express Platinum card, Abhishek says, "I feel blessed."