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Salman has sent his good wishes: Amitabh

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Posted: 01 May 2007 at 11:02pm | IP Logged

Salman has sent his good wishes: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan Clears the air once & for all about the wedding...

By Subhash K Jha

How does it feel to have Aishwarya in the house?
It's wonderful ! I'm sure there'll be even more happiness in the house because of her.

Will Aishwarya assume the Bachchan name on the passport, would you like a working Bahu?
I've no problem with whatever name she keeps. As far as her continuing to work is concerned, Jaya and I have no problem with that. It's for Aishwarya and Abhishek to decide.

Were you happy with the wedding?
Yes, by the grace of God everything went off well. We're happy that the union has taken place. There were some truly heart-warming moments during the wedding and I'd like to believe they were moments that would remain with us for the rest of our lives.

There were many people who felt hurt because they couldn't come to the wedding.
Let me put my circumstances before you, and leave it to you and the world in general to judge and sentence us. We were dealing with a marriage and a guest list that was going out from seven privileged personalities and celebrities….

My father Dr Harivanshrai Bachchan, a literary giant who has his own admirers in the literary world….Then my mother Mrs Teji Bachchan who has relatives friends and associates going back to 90 years.

There was Jaya, a personality in her own right with a large circle of relatives and friends, there were Abhishek and Aishwarya and there was Amar Singhji…And then finally there was yours truly ….These were the hosts to the wedding.

Please tell me, how do we even begin to invite all the people who are associated with these seven people?

I can't imagine !
Neither could we. If we invited all the friends of all the hosts the guest list would've run into 20,000 people. Where would we have accommodated so many people in our home? In a hotel? No hotel in India could accommodate 20,000 people.

In any case the family decided that an event like our children's wedding couldn't be held in a hotel. It was too impersonal a venue. So should we have had the wedding at the Bandra Kurla Complex like the Filmfare awards nite? We needed two acres of land for such a guest list.

Where do we provide air conditioning to so many people in this heat? How would I've accommodated and fed 20,000 people? I'd rather give that kind of money to charity.

Makes sense.
The most crucial factor while deciding the guest list was my critically ill mother. In the last one year we haven't celebrated Diwali, Holi or my father's birth anniversary in Lucknow. We didn't want to have any celebration when my mother is lying in the hospital.

At the same time, Abhishek is my only son. And it was his only wedding and the happiest moment in his life. How could we ignore that moment in his life? How could we deny him that moment of joy ?

This is what the circumstances were. We decided to have an intimate family gathering. Aishwarya's family and we decided to have a common wedding card and a common venue. And we chose friends who were absolutely impossible to ignore.

Whatever we did we did it with the concurrence of both our families. We're happy with our decision. I'd like to believe that the industry too would share our happiness.

But some of your colleagues are hurt because they weren't invited.
Maybe they are. Maybe they aren't. Either way I'm fine with it. I respect their sentiments and I expect them to respect mine. If they're offended because they weren't invited then they weren't my friends in the first place. I really couldn't go beyond the list that we had. And in any case everyone from Shah Rukh to Hrithik to Salman has sent their good wishes.

What about the accusation that a section of the media was manhandled?
Subhash, there was a virtual assault on our privacy. I had forty cars following us when I was driving Aishwarya and Abhishek home after the bidaai. We were bringing the new Mrs Bachchan home. It was big moment for us.

The auspicious time to reach home was 6.57 pm before sunset. We were stuck in traffic jam. And we're desperate to make it on time. In the middle of this Amar Singhji needed urgent medical attention.

At 6.55 just when I'm about to enter Prateeksha fifty photographs charged towards us and wouldn't let us move. I had a sick person who desperately needed a doctor and a bride who needed to get to her sasural. And we couldn't move! Do you know what that felt like?

That's a terrible situation to be in.
The worst was yet to come. After the wedding late at night Aishwarya and Abhishek wanted to visit the hospital to take my mother's blessings. But the couple was stranded in the car. They couldn't get out of the car to take my mother's blessings.

I was reminded of the time when I fell ill and my stretcher couldn't be brought out of the ambulance for nearly half an hour. My mother is now oblivious to her surroundings. She wouldn't even have known what's happening. But Abhishek and Aishwarya wanted to touch her feet.

I visit her every day and she can't even recognize me. Can you imagine how frustrating it is? Every day I go to my mother and feel so helpless. Then I've to change my mood to comply with the demands of other activities in my life.

Does anyone know what a physical and psychological strain I'm going through? And then to have people shouting and abusing me in front of my own home. It's unfair.


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Posted: 01 May 2007 at 11:19pm | IP Logged
awwwwwwwww that,s soooooo sad now i understand why this wedding was like that.poor amitabh one side his mother is ill and another side he had to do his son,s wedding in a rush.ash and abhi couldn,t take blessings from abhi,s grandmother. i hope his mother gets well soon.amitabh
had to go through so much even on his son,s wedding.
mango-frost IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 02 May 2007 at 12:08am | IP Logged
^^ yeah....he is like any other father...he styl has to go thru wat every father goes thru on his son/daughter's wedding...just cuz he's amitabh...the feelings arent different for him Embarrassed
nightangel IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 02 May 2007 at 8:04am | IP Logged
well interesting article..thnx Clap
HariOm Goldie

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Posted: 02 May 2007 at 8:56am | IP Logged
"There was Jaya, a personality in her own right with a large circle of relatives and friends, there were Abhishek and Aishwarya and there was Amar Singhji… And then finally there was yours truly ….These were the hosts to the wedding."

His daughter Shweta does not feature as a family member or a separate identity to invite her folks???

Amar SinghJI is everywhere Dead Angry Angry right from the invitations to the Bidai. Ouch
minuu IF-Addictz

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Posted: 02 May 2007 at 9:24am | IP Logged
awhhh.... so sweet Embarrassed
Leenasmg IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 02 May 2007 at 9:29am | IP Logged
Thanks!! Awww...his mother!! Ouch
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