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Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has recounted how her ‘roka’ (engagement) ceremony with husband Abhishek Bachchan happened “really suddenly” after he proposed.
Rai has revealed that she and husband Abhishek Bachchan, who tied the knot in April 2007, are still figuring out the fine line between polite discussion and an argument.
With over a decade of marital bliss, Abhishek and Aishwarya are parents to their 7-year-old daughter, Aaradhya.
During an appearance on Famously Filmfare, Aishwaryai spoke about her career, the films she was offered and working with husband Abhishek Bachchan in a film.
When asked what she and Abhishek argue the most about, Aishwarya said, “You don’t want to know. We’re both genetically very generously been given very strong genes. So, we’re inherently very strong personalities. I think there is a very fine line between arguing and discussing and that’s something we’re still arriving at discovering what is what.”
Regarding if any particular habit of her husband leads to arguments, Aishwarya said, “It has been 12 years and how many years before that we’ve known each other as friends. We’ve known each other through quite a long time. We’ve always conversed a lot and communicated a lot, in all its shades, in all the colours of the rainbow.”
Aishwarya also shared how Abhishek proposed to her on the sets of Jodhaa Akbar. “Ashutosh (Gowariker) is like ‘you are engaged’ and I am like ‘yeah’”. Meanwhile, ‘Duggu (Hrithik)’, gave her an excited thumbs up. “We’re doing Khwaja Mere Khwaja, sitting as a bride, and I am like this is surreal, all happening on-screen, off-screen, this is bizarre,” she continued.
Reminiscing the moment, she said, “He proposed, which was amazing! And it happened like really suddenly.”
“I didn’t even know there’s something called a ‘roka’ ceremony. We are South Indians, so, I don’t know what a ‘roka’ is and suddenly there is this call from their house to ours; ‘we are coming’,” she recalled. “And we were like, okay. And I’m like, dad? (who was out of town at that point) told me that it will take him (her father) one more day (to come home).”
But that didn’t stop the Bachchans!
“Abhishek was like ‘we are all coming and I can’t stop dad (Amitabh). We are on our way. We are coming to your place’. I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’ So, this ‘roka’ is happening with a call to my father, who is out of town,” added the glam star.
Speaking about that moment when it all changed suddenly for her, Aishwarya said, “My mother and I were there. They all came home, we are all very emotional. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s happening.’I’m like, ‘Mom, okay… is this…is this an engagement? Like, what just happened?’
“And Abhishek is like, ‘Just come home’. Then we go home, and I’m sitting in Jalsa (Bachchans’ residence). The whole town has arrived, visited us that night. There is this full-on party going on in Jalsa and I’m like, ‘Okay, so now this is happening.’ Abhishek was like yeah. You have no idea what is going to hit you further. So it was quite a whirlwind,” she added.