Aishwarya Rai On Whether She Got Married To A Tree Before Abhishek Bachchan, 'Where Am I Going...'

Aishwarya Rai once addressed the rumours of her being a 'manglik' and the reports of her getting married to a tree.


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Aishwarya Rai On Whether She Got Married To A Tree Before Abhishek Bachchan, 'Where Am I Going...'

Aishwarya Rai is one of the most beautiful women on earth. The former Miss World broke many hearts when she decided to marry actor Abhishek Bachchan. They fell in love on the sets of Dhoom 2. While shooting for Guru, Abhishek proposed to Aishwarya, and the rest is history.

On April 20, 2007, one of the most loved couples, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan tied the knot and began their happily ever after. In 2011, the couple hopped on to parenthood and welcomed their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai’s wedding was one of the biggest events of the year and had massive media coverage.

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Aishwarya Rai addressed rumours of getting married to a tree

But did you know there were many rumours during Abhishek and Aishwarya’s marriage, and one of them was Aishwarya being a manglik? Reports stated that the actress got married to a tree first, before tying the knot with Abhishek. However, Aishwarya herself clarified the rumours once in a 2008 interview with NDTV.


In the interview, Aishwarya revealed how people thought there was a curse upon her and the media’s role in adding juicy gossip about her. Aishwarya also revealed that it was the head of the family, Mr Amitabh Bachchan, who addressed the media after the wedding was over. Elaborating on the same, Aishwarya said:

“Yes, there was so much of that. I just thought it was so unnecessary. To dedicate the kind of prime time, the kind of newsprint, the kind of magazine cover stories for all of that was very unnecessary. The wonderful part was that, as a family, we are solid. We are all in the public eye, and we have ample opportunity to voice ourselves, but instead of adding to the din, we decided to have the father of the family… Paa did meet the media at a very decided point in time way after the wedding and answered all the queries.”

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Aishwarya Rai addressed reports about her having a curse

In the same interview, Aishwarya Rai also recalled being humiliated at an international event, where she was asked about the reports of her being cursed. Talking about the same, she stated:

“It’s shocking. While we would like to imagine that it is a passing phase, it gets logged. And I recognised it at times when you get to travel abroad, of which there is an ample opportunity… So, you’re constantly interacting with international media, and when they start wondering at the sheer ludicrous nature of everything, like, ‘You got married to a tree, and you have this huge curse on you?’ You just think, ‘Oh my god, where am I going to start.”


When Amitabh Bachchan talked about the rumour of Aishwarya’s marriage with a tree

In 2007, Amitabh Bachchan told The Times Of India that he and his family weren’t superstitious at all and hadn’t even seen Aishwarya’s janampatri. He had said:

“Where is the tree? Please show it to me. The only person she’s married is my son. Unless you think Abhishek is a tree.”


Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s love story

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan first met professionally in 1999 during the photoshoot of their first film together, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke. The duo then worked together in films like Kuch Naa Kaho, Dhoom 2, Sarkar Raj, Umrao Jaan, Guru, and Raavan, and eventually, their friendship blossomed into love. 

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During the shooting of Dhoom 2, when Abhishek and Aishwarya developed feelings for each other. After the premiere of the film, Guru in Toronto, Abhishek Bachchan proposed to Aishwarya Rai in New York, and she immediately accepted his proposal. However, only a few people know that Abhishek’s dream proposal was without a sparkling ring but a prop from the sets of their film, Guru.


Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s wedding was the subject of much speculation, but the diva knows how to put aside the rumours gracefully.

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