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Lesser known facts about Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai


Despite all the years that this Bollywood power couple has spent in the spotlight, you’d be surprised at just how little you know about them!

That it wasn’t love at first sight

Rather, the couple stands as living proof of the fact that the best relationships start from friendship. Despite sharing a cordial relationship while working together on Dhai Akshar Prem Ke and Kuch Na Kaho, it was on the sets of Guru that Cupid finally struck. Take heart, all those stuck in the friendzone!

That Aishwarya has Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to thank

So well, looks like the 2006 ensemble dud did some good, after all.  Abhishek has since gone on record to admit that it was during the shooting of the movie when he had to hold his father’s picture and tell Rani that he is no more when he broke down so much that even director Karan Johar started crying. Then Micky Contractor took him for a long drive during which he opened up and confessed that he was in love with Aishwarya.

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That Ash received a grand proposal with all strings attached 

And we haven’t even gotten to the best bit yet – As a token of his love for her, Abhishek however ditched the designer diamonds and instead gifted Aish with the very same ring that used during the shoot of Guru.

That the even grander Abhi-Ash wedding cost a whopping amount of two crores

Despite attempting to keep things restricted to an intimate wedding, the Abhi-Ash wedding sent the media at large into seizure during the two week build up to the main event, with the whole shindig rumoured to have set the Bachchans back by two crores.

That Aishwarya loves to cook for her husband

In spite of having an army of servants at her command, Aishwarya, who is said to be an excellent cook, loves to take the effort of doing it herself for Abhishek.

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That Abhishek’s idea of romance is old school 

The secret is finally out – Guys, if you’re landing a Miss World of your own, listen up real close: Abhishek once confided, “I am used to people whistling at my wife… see my wife then you will know why I am saying this. I have never whistled at her to woo her… I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I courted her through my gesture, emotions and words.” To which a blushing Aishwarya interjected, “This is why I am married to him.”

That despite having once been one of Bollywood’s top actresses, Aish takes career advice from him

Indeed, the whole reason why Aish signed on the upcoming Jazba as her comeback vehicle is because husband Abhishek fell in love the script and personally insisted that she be a part of the project.