From being co-stars in the films Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Guru and many more, to be “just friends” and finally soulmates, Junior B, Abhishek Bachchan and ex-Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the ‘it couple’ of Bollywood. After a formal proposal in New York, the lovebirds went to Mumbai and got officially engaged on January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan’s residence.
And finally, Abhishek Bachchan tied the knot with Aishwarya Rai on April 20, 2007, and ever since then, their bond is getting stronger with each passing day. While they complete their 11 years of togetherness on April 20, 2018, Abhishek reveals the real reason why he got married to the international face of the Indian cinema, Aishwarya. (Also Read: Aishwarya Reveals If She Checks Her Hubby, Abhishek's Phone Secretly And Is A Suspicious Wife)
Earlier in an interview, when a journalist asked Abhishek about the tag of an 'it couple' given by Oprah Winfrey and how do they (Aishwarya and him) handle the pressure of being one of the most powerful couples, Abhishek retorted, "You don't let these things matter. You don't go home at night and say 'We are the IT couple' or what we are going to do to maintain this. I think people spend too much time bothering about these things. Two of us have always been real about these things. We have no false illusions of grandeur nor we are aspiring to be that. We aspire to be good human beings, loving children and good professionals at what we do. These epitaphs are not going to stay.” (Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan Opens Up About His Married Life With Aishwarya And How The Media Has Affected It)
Junior B, Abhishek further replied, “Today, you are number one and tomorrow, you are not going to be. I have always been like that. I am Amitabh Bachchan's son. I mean I could be complete wreck and say 'Oh my God, how am I going to handle the pressure or I could have been the most arrogant person earth'. I don't think I am either in all its modesty. I feel people are going to watch my films not because I am the part of the 'it' couple. It's terribly sweet Oprah to say all this and I really respect her."
Revealing the real reason of marrying Aishwarya, Abhishek was quoted as saying, "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." (Also Read: Inside Aishwarya Rai And Abhishek Bachchan New Rs. 21 Crore Apartment In Mumbai, See Pics)
In an old interview, when Aishwarya was asked about Abhishek's statement of them being newly married old couple, she reverted, "We have been very comfortable with each other. The newly aspect is that it's wonderful that we share because it's based on such a friendship. Firstly, for the longest time people would still be wishing us and we are newly married forever which is great. He has put it cleverly." Also, Abhishek earlier said that the two fight every day. On this, his lady-love Aishwarya shared, "We were normal from the beginning. We go through an entire movie in a day. It all happens really really quick. We have our own little dramatics." (Also Read: Aishwarya And Abhishek Bachchan Buy A New Home In New York; Check Their Dubai Home's Pics)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were blessed with their darling princess, Aaradhya Bachchan on November 16, 2011. After the birth of their daughter Aishwarya had said in an interview, “Overnight, we went from being dearest of friends to looking to being a couple and starting a family together -- you know how quickly that happened.” She further talked about Abhishek and added, He’s a friend, companion, husband and a father, but I think the fact that he’s my bestest friend pretty much encapsulates it all. We are a very normal couple. Abhishek and I sometimes joke about being second siblings. We both share and talk a lot about what we are feeling. Sometimes, we have so much to say that we want to be the first to share it. So I have to say this first: we are both good listeners, but also extremely talkative.” (Also Read: Abhishek's Sweet Gesture For Aishwarya At An Award Function Is What We Call Pure Love)
When Abhishek was asked about accompanying Aishwarya to the Cannes Film Festival and walking the red carpet with her, he had then remarked, “I am often asked how it feels to walk the red carpet with your wife at Cannes. I find this attitude chauvinistic. It means that you are the husband so how can you walk with her? Nobody asks Aishwarya why she walks the red carpet with me at the premieres of my films. When she attends all my events, why can’t I accompany her? If my wife supports me, then it’s my duty to support her. We are there for each other, so it’s never a problem who’s in the limelight.” (Also Read: Top 15 Breathtaking Post-Marriage Looks Of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan That Stole Our Hearts)
Some word of praises for his dear wife, Aishwarya, Abhishek admitted during the promotions of his film Happy New Year, “She’s very down-to-earth, rooted, simple and real. She’s very beautiful, which everyone knows. But as a person, she is far more beautiful. She’s not what you’d expect her to be. You may think she’s an internationally known star and so beautiful, so she must have an attitude. But Aishwarya connects with you easily.” He also credited her for being a super-mom to their daughter, Aaradhya. Abhishek had remarked, “Today, she does everything for Aaradhya. She is supermom. Soon after Aaradhya was born, the media went at her about her weight gain. Nasty things were written, which really upset me. If that upset her, she said nothing. ‘’Water off a duck’s back,’’ said Aishwarya when she saw me perturbed.” (Also Read: 10 Cutest Moments When Abhishek Bachchan Proved That He's The Best Husband Ever)
When asked Aishwarya what she likes the most about her hubby, Abhishek, she was quoted as saying in an interview to a leading media portal, “He's a really nice guy. The honest truth is that we have always found a beautiful friendship that we share. And that's what converted into marriage and it's only grown deeper and deeper with each passing day. What's wonderful is that we are growing with each other. We share a lot. I communicate a lot and believe immensely in it and he says that he does that most with me. He is a very real guy. And I am a very real person. We are both very connected to our reality and to ourselves.” (Also Read: 5 Life Lessons Every Lady Can Learn From Super Woman Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
Aishwarya further remarked, “I have always called myself a child-woman as everyone saw that giggler in me and all that does exist and yes, Abhishek does fool around but he is also extremely intense. That's the facet people see in him for intense roles. He is deep, ahead of his time and he is a boy. He enjoys evoking that emotion of everybody towards him. And that's fine. He is always under so much scrutiny and pressure. He was born to that. It's his reality and it's not going to leave him. He knows it, has embraced it and will continue to figure out embracing it. But he's in a good place as he recognises it. That's also the connect we always had as I came with my own set of pressures too, as there was so much expectation attached.” (Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan's Epic Reply To A Troll Who Mocked Him For Living With His Parents)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan’s love and commitment towards each other is truly an inspiration to all the couples out there. We wish them many more such years of togetherness and love!