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'College named before Aishwarya joined Bachchan family'

Daulatpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 The decision to name a girls college after superstar Aishwarya Rai was taken well before she became a part of the Bachchan family, her father-in-law, mega star Amitabh Bachchan disclosed here Sunday.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 | 9:40:34 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Daulatpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) The decision to name a girls college after superstar Aishwarya Rai was taken well before she became a part of the Bachchan family, her father-in-law, mega star Amitabh Bachchan disclosed here Sunday.

Addressing the mammoth crowd that had gathered in the open fields of this village, about 40 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, Bachchan took everyone by surprise when he made this statement. This was seen as his bid to dispel stories about his plans to set up a school after his poet father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

'We had decided on the name of the college about a year ago, when Aishwarya was yet to become a part of our family,' he said at the foundation laying ceremony for the Shrimati Aishwarya Bachchan Kanya Mahavidyalaya.

His friend, Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh quipped: 'you see, that is the kind of honour Uttar Pradesh believes in paying to a daughter-in-law.'

Echoing Amitabh's clarification, he added: 'Aishwarya was clearly hesitant about naming the college after her as she felt there were other elders in the family, but we convinced her that this was intended as a gift to our bahu (daughter-in-law).'


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Posted on: 03 February 2008 at 5:16am
Why would they name the college after Ash before she was even part of the family? and not his late father

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Posted on: 28 January 2008 at 6:21am
O come on seriously!!! so dis is what they were goin on about in star news. seriously its really pathetic how every1 sucks up2 the Bachans n ashwarya. what they cudn't find ne1 else to name their college after??? all the gud people's name have been taken?? no1 more deserving than Ash seriously its very sad to know

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Posted on: 27 January 2008 at 11:01pm
That remark totally cracked me up! Well-said! :D

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Posted on: 27 January 2008 at 1:44pm
oh so its like IIM's nowgood gracious that Oberoi & Salmans father didnt think about this plan earlier when they were expecting her to be their bahu..... otherwise by now we would have had three Aishwary college like IIM AHEMDABAD, BANGALORE ETC we would have had Aishwarya Mumbai, Aishwarya UP etc .... common Amar singh ji give us a break.... and you ahve a kit kat

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