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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, even after ten years of marital bliss, continue to give their fans major relationship, marriage and parental goals. It was on April 20, 2007, when Aishwarya and Abhishek got hitched in the nuptial knot. Four years later, on November 16, 2011, they became proud parents to their baby girl whom they named- Aaradhya. (Suggested Read: Hrithik Roshan Attends Ex-Wife Sussanne Khan's Father Sanjay Khan's Birthday Bash, Pictures Inside)
In the second season of Famously Filmfare, Aishwarya will make her appearance in one of the episodes. In a promo video of the same which has surfaced online, the Fanney Khan actress reminisced how her and Abhishek's roka ceremony happened suddenly after he proposed her. She said, "He proposed, which was amazing! And it happened like really suddenly."
Aishwarya Rai didn't know what roka ceremony is before her marriage, considering she is a South Indian. She can be heard saying, "I didn't even know there's something called a 'roka' ceremony. We are South Indians, so, I don't know what a 'roka' is and suddenly there is this call from their house to ours; 'we are coming'. And we were like, okay. And I'm like, dad? He was like; it will take him one more day (to come)." (Also Checkout: Aishwarya Had Manglik Dosh, So She'd To Marry A Tree; Here Are Other Ways To Get Rid Of It)
When Abhishek, along with his parents- Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, were ready to come down to Aishwarya's place, her father wasn't in the town. the 45-year-old actress shared, "Abhishek was like 'we are all coming and I can't stop dad. We are on our way. We are coming to your place'. I'm like, 'Oh my God!' So, this 'roka' is happening with a call to my father, who is out of town."
Aishwarya further added about the one moment when it all changed for her. She said, "Mum is here, we are here. They've all arrived home, they are emotional and all. I'm like, 'Oh my God, it's happening.' Then it's like, 'come on, let's go home'. I'm like, 'Mom, okay... is this...is this an engagement? Like, what just happened?" (Also Checkout: When Amitabh Bachchan Was Trolled For Discriminating Between His 'Beti' Shweta And 'Bahu' Aishwarya)
She finally added how it all unfolded after everyone went down to the Bachchan house, Jalsa. Aishwarya retorted, "And AB is like, just come home. Then we go home, and I'm sitting in Jalsa (Bachchans' residence). The whole town has arrived, visited us that night. There is this full-on party going on in Jalsa and I'm like, Okay, so now this is happening.' AB was like yeah. You have no idea what is going to hit you further. I'm like, 'Okay!' It's just like on. Yeah, so it was quite a whirlwind." (Don't Miss: Randhir Kapoor Opens Up On Brother Rishi Kapoor's Health, After Neetu Kapoor's Cryptic New Year Post)
For those who do not know, Abhishek proposed to Aishwarya to marry him in a New York hotel balcony. In an interview that he gave earlier, the Manmarziyaan actor shared, "I was filming in New York for a movie. And, I used to stand on the balcony of my hotel room and wish that, 'One day, wouldn't it be nice if I was together with her, married. Years later, we were there for the premiere of Guru. After the premiere, we were back in the hotel. So, I took her to the very same balcony, and I asked her to marry me."
Aishwarya later revealed to the media as to how she felt after the proposal. She said, "He is original and real, like our relationship. There is nothing predictable or boring about our life. We nurture each other. The gesture was spontaneous and meaningful. God has been kind to us. We can certainly afford those standard rocks. But do we need them?"
Abhishek and Aishwarya never shy away from praising each other in interviews. Once, Abhishek called his wife as his closest friend and said, "Aishwarya is my anchor. She is my buddy, my closest friend. I can discuss anything with her. Our relationship is not based on her being Aishwarya Rai or me coming from an illustrious family. It is just about two people falling in love which has organically grown. We started during Guru. It was meant to be."
Aishwarya too always speaks reverently of her husband. She once addressed him as the 'real Padma Shri' and quipped, "Abhishek is my source of inspiration. He is always so supportive. Whenever I am confused and don't know what to do, I look at him and he solves the duality in me like magic. He is the real 'Padma Shri' and I'm his 'Padma Shrimati'." (You May Like: Raveena Tandon Shares A Video Of 'BayBee' Daughter Boxing Like A Pro, Says No One Messes With Her)
Their love story is every Indian couple ever, right? What do you have to say after learning that Aishwarya Rai didn't know what roka meant before her marriage? Drop your comments below. NEXT READ: Inside Aishwarya Rai And Abhishek Bachchan New Rs. 21 Crore Apartment In Mumbai, See Pics