Abhishek Bachchan Recalls 'Umrao Jaan' With Aishwarya Rai, A Film Where Love Blossomed Between Them

Since Abhishek Bachchan completed 20 years in the industry, he is recalling the best memories of every year of these two decades and the relevance of each in his life. Find out why 2006 was special!

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Abhishek Bachchan Recalls 'Umrao Jaan' With Aishwarya Rai, A Film Where Love Blossomed Between Them

A journey of a couple began as co-stars in 2000 with the film, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, to friends by 2003 film, Kuch Na Kaho and love started blossoming in 2006 with Umrao Jaan and in 2007, during Guru, the much-awaited proposal happened. By now you would have guessed that we are referring to the power couple of B-town, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. After some failed relationships, Abhishek and Aishwarya had found love in one another and realised that they're each other's lobsters! (Also Read: 8 Star Kids Pampered With Lavish Gifts From Their Celeb Parents, Worth More Than Our Life Savings)

It has been close to one-and-a-half-decade since they had fallen for one another and thirteen years since they have tied the knot, but no one could tell by looking at their chemistry, love and understanding. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have not just shelled out #CoupleGoals but have also epitomised the value of love and family.

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Since Abhishek Bachchan completed 20 years in the industry in 2020, he is recalling the best memories of every year of these two decades and the relevance of each in his life. In his #RoadTo20 video, 2006 marked to be a special one with Umrao Jaan, his third film with Aishwarya Rai, had released that year. Revealing the same, Abhishek wrote, "#RoadTo20 Year-2006 #KabhieAlvidaNaKehna #UmraoJaan #Dhoom2 All three films hold a very special place in my heart. KANK was my first collaboration with @iamsrk @karanjohar and @realpz My third with @amitabhbachchan and my fourth with Rani. All dear friends and colleagues I’ve learnt so much from. Umrao Jaan was my third film with JP saab and my third too with @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb and @suniel.shetty."

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Elaborating on the special significance of Umrao Jaan and how every day of the Dhoom 2 shoot was like a huge school picnic for the cast, Abhishek Bachchan continued, "JP Films is like home for me and working with them always seems to be more of a holiday than work. Umrao is very special to me also because.... well you know why! Dhoom 2 (my favourite of the series so far) saw a whole bunch of my childhood friends and some newer ones come together to make such a fun film. We had a blast making this one!!! Everyday was like a huge school picnic. @hrithikroshan @udayc @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb @bipashabasu @sanjaygadhvi4 @anaitashroffadajania we all made memories for a lifetime." (Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan Recalls His Dream Of Working With His Dad, Amitabh Bachchan And How It Came True)

 

 

During the promotions of her film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had recalled her first meeting with 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.”

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Reminiscing the first time he had met Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan had recalled in another interview, “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: Abhishek Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Combined Net Worth, She Owns A Ring Worth 70 Lakh)

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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