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Abhishek Bachchan is celebrating two decades of being a part of the Bollywood industry and looking back, one of the iconic performances, which had established Abhishek as a versatile actor, had come in the year 2010, with the movie, Raavan. The year 2010 brings back a lot of memories for Abhishek Bachchan as he had worked with some of the best directors including Maniratnam, in Raavan, not to mention the fact that he was exceptional beside his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in the movie. (Recommended Read: Kamya Panjabi Shares An Old Still Of Her First Dance Post Wedding As She Misses Her Husband, Shalabh)
Remembering the same, Abhishek walked down the memory lane and appreciated his wife, Aishwara's zest for playing such an unconventional, difficult role in adverse conditions with utter perfection in Raavan. Abhishek is all praises for his wife's never-ending efforts to impart perfection to her character, and he terms her performance in Raavan as 'awe-inspiring'. Scroll down to know more!
Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram and posted a video to recall his adventures of working alongside his wife, Aishwarya in Raavan, and how brave she was to put up with adverse conditions that came their way while shooting. Extracts of his long caption in which he talks about Aishwarya's iconic performance can be read as "Year-2010 #Raavan #KheleinHumJeJaanSeRaavan has been the most challenging film both physically and emotionally for me in my career. It’s a wonder how the team managed to pull it off. Mani and I reunited for our 3rd film together. By far the most ambitious story, for him to execute and tell (in my opinion). My 8th film with the missus. She was an absolute trooper during the making of the film. The dedication and sheer strength it took for her to perform the complexities of her role is just awe-inspiring. And she did it all with her trademark smile. To think that she had to perform each scene (regardless of how emotionally and physically challenging) baffles me. And to do it twice each time- as we were shooting the Hindi and Tamil versions simultaneously. Huge salute!" Check out the video below:
In a throwback media interaction, during the promotions of her film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had recalled her first meeting with a teenager Abhishek Bachchan in 1990. She had said, “I first met Abhishek Bachchan in the winter of 1990. We were shooting a cover picture for the magazine I edited and had gone across to discuss details with Jaya Bachchan. Abhishek, then just a teenager, was playing with a friend in the living room of ‘Prateeksha’, their old home in Juhu. He saw me enter the room with his mother and promptly folded his hands into a namaste. As we walked around the place confirming spots for the next day’s shoot, his eyes followed us... large expressive eyes, full of trust. During the photo shoot I discovered that out of all the Bachchans, Abhishek was the most awkward in front of the camera and I had never imagined that he would one day choose acting as his career." (You May Also Like: Richa Chadha Calls The Year 2020 'Manhoos' As It Ruined Her Wedding Plan With Ali Fazal)
Reminiscing the first time he had met Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan had recalled in another media interaction, “I first met Aishwarya Rai in the summer of 1995. She was recently crowned the Miss World and had become the pride of India. Fans thronged at her Bandra residence for a mere glimpse and filmmakers clamoured to sign her as their leading lady. We bumped into each other again in the green lawns of Hotel Leela Kempinski. The occasion was the launch of Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. All the top filmmakers, music barons and stars were invited and Aishwarya Rai was there too, not in the spotlight but lurking somewhere in a dark corner accompanied by her mother Vrinda. Aishwarya looked dazzling but ill-at-ease in her new surroundings. People passing by stared at her but were wary of approaching her. She stayed aloof. Would she be able to fit into the jungle world called films? I was not sure.” (Also Read: Divya Agarwal Is Taking Care Of Her '5 Year Old Baby' As Boyfriend, Varun Sood Injures His Foot)
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are indeed a couple full of grace and charm and everything warm!