By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
Yeh Hai Tere Karam… Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… Na Judaa Honge Hum… Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham- when a girl gets married and enters her new house, wherein, after every relationship, she has to add an ‘in-law’ to it, it is the joint effort of both the bride and her in-laws’ to make each other’s life easy. There have to be efforts taken from both the sides and only then, peace and happiness will be established between a bahu and her sasural waley. When we think about our favourite celebs, they are not just limited to giving #FashionGoals to people, but are instead, setting major relationship standards for everyone out there.
And one such actress, upon whom, an entire era is named after, is none other than the doting Bachchan bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! Aishwarya turned 46 today and her hubby has already made her feel special by calling her ‘Principessa’ as the clock struck midnight. While ‘nuf is said about how beautiful Aishwarya is, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you all, how deeply this Bachchan bahu loves and is loved by her superstar in-laws. From taking an upper hand during family functions, being ‘the best mom’ to daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, wife to Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law to Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan and a loving rapport with Shweta Bachchan Nanda, we have lost count of how many goals this beauty can actually give! But only picking a handful as of yet, here are 5 instances which prove that birthday girl, Aishwarya is simply one-of-a-kind!
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had received a dreamy proposal in New York from her then boyfriend-cum-co-star, Abhishek Bachchan and she said a ‘yes’! She had a sudden roka and got married in an extremely private wedding in Mumbai on April 20, 2007. Aishwarya and Abhishek had completed 12 whopping years of marital togetherness in 2019 and it looks like it was just yesterday when these two had gotten married! With Abhishek’s firm belief in the fact that he married the most amazing woman on this planet, the actor never fails to praise his wife in front of the whole world. Abhishek, in an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra had revealed if there is a ‘downside’ of marrying ‘the most beautiful women’:
“That's not the basis of my relationship with Aishwarya. It's not about - you're hot and let's get married. It's not that. I married her for the human being that she is, not because she is the most successful actor we have or she is the international face of the Indian cinema because she is one of the most beautiful women. No, it's not. At the end of the day, when you come back home from a hard day at work, you go to bed and you have to face certain realities about how the person is like. These faces that we have come off at night without makeup. I married her for that person."
And it was in 2011 when God had bestowed her with the most priceless gift of the Universe in the form of Aaradhya Bachchan. Never for a moment do we see Aaradhya without her mom. Holidays and celebrations mean being together, school functions and gala times mean that we will yet again get to see some major ‘mother-daughter’ bonding! In fact, time and again in interviews has Aishwarya shared that she didn’t know how she lived before Aaradhya! Jaya Bachchan had once joked about what a hands-on mommy Aishwarya is and had shared in an interview with a leading portal:
"Sometimes I tease Aishwarya and I say Aaradhya is a very lucky girl because can you imagine having a nurse like Miss World Aishwarya?”
From touching his feet when the legend, Amitabh Bachchan presents her an award at events, giving him that respect and loving him like her own father, one look at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and you can very well realise that she is actually setting an example of how to be deeply loved by your in-laws! Aishwarya and Amitabh ji have great regards for one another and that comes out very clearly, when once, in an interview, Amitabh Bachchan had talked about a change in dynamics in the family after Aishwarya came in their lives. The legend himself had shared:
“Nothing has changed for us, it was like one daughter left and another one came in.”
Jaya Bachchan maybe a stern celebrity, who is brutally honest and speaks her heart out in front of the media, but when it comes to being a sasu maa, she’s incomparable! From scolding the media when they called her ‘Aishwarya’ by saying “Aishwarya kya hota hai? Is she your school friend?", giving her a shoulder to lean whenever she needs it to giving her bahu sarees from her collection, Jaya ji is equally mom-in-law goals! But the best part is, she is in awe of bahu Aishwarya and loves her to the utmost!
In a throwback Koffee With Karan chat session, Jaya was all praises about Aishwarya and had shared:
"She is lovely. I love her. I have always loved her. I have never ever seen her push herself whenever we are all together. I like that quality of hers to stand behind. She is quiet. She listens and she is taking it all in. And another beautiful thing is that she has fitted in so well in the family. She knows who are our good friends."
Rumours have always been rife that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her nanad, Shweta Bachchan Nanda don't share an affirmative bond with one another. But we guess these two stars believe in the fact that actions speak louder than words and that is exactly how we got to see some major nanad-bhabhi bonding at Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding reception. Not only did the duo pose for the cameras with a smile on their faces, but also walked hand-in-hand together and danced like no one’s watching with one another! Even at a Koffee With Karan interaction, Shweta had talked about changes in the Bachchan family, if any, after Aishwarya became a part of it:
“Which is great because it is better to have two hands than just one, Karan. I feel a lot of relief that he has someone he can bounce ideas off and things off. So suppose, he hypothetically has an issue with something my father’s told him or my mother’s told him, he may not be able to tell me about it and I may come from a biased point of view, but he may be able to speak to his wife about it without being conscious about it. She understands him better being from the same industry, she will connect with him better, the hours he keeps.”
Well, while that was all about some in-laws’ bonding, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is great with the younger lot of Bachchan-Nanda’s too. It is especially during festivals and celebrations when we spot Aishwarya posing together with the star kiddo lot and having a moment of galore with them! From telling Aaradhya how to put teeka on her brother to posing with Navya, Aishwarya is all-proof!
Having read this, don’t you think there are more than a zillion ‘Aish’ traits to learn from her? With her touching the 46th year of her life, we wish for nothing but health, happiness and love for this gorgeousness. Wish you a very happy birthday, Aishwarya with many, many more to come!