Bachchan – Rai puja in Varanasi

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The Ash and Abhi jodi is definitely more than just a mere rumour now.

Monday November the 27th saw the entire Bachchan family accompanied by Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh assembling in Varanasi to commemorate the birth anniversary of Amitabh’s father, the Late Harivanshrai Bachchan. Although that is only half the reason behind the excitment about this event. This event saw former Miss World Aishwarya Rai accompanying the Bachchans on this exclusive family-only event.

The event was attended by Amitabh Bachcha, wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Shweta Nanda, brother Ajitabh Bachchan and Ajitabh’s daughter Namrita.
The suprise inclusion of Aishwarya Rai is what has the media talking. In earlier reports the Bachchans had expressed concerns about an Abhishek and Aishwarya union.

This is the first family outing of the Bachchans that included Aishwarya Rai. We can only take it as a strong hint that she has been welcomed with open arms into the family.

Abhishek, Shweta and Aishwarya were flown in from Delhi via a private jet on Sunday night and Amitabh, Ajitabh and Namrita were flown in from Mumabi. Jaya Bachchan was already present in the city fulfilling filming obligations.

Family purohit Chandramoily Uphadhaya made a presence at this event as well. He is of great significance to the family since he had overseen the wedding of Shewta Nanda 10 yrs ago.

The day was packed with many spiritual activities beginning at 2am when the family performed Mangal Arti at Kaashi Vishwanath Temple, followed by prayers at the Sanjat Mochan Madir.

Security was at high level since Mr Amitabh Bachchan is entitled to a Z-category securiy as the brand ambassador for Utar Pradesh (UP).

On 26th November, Aaj Tak news reported the arrival of the Bachchans and Rai at the aiport, discussing whether this would fuel rumors of an engagement or not.

Abhishek and Aishwarya’s Dhoom 2 is currently screening all over to packed houses. The movie sees Aishwarya in an on-screen kiss with co-star Hrithik Roshan. The media quickly began speculating on how a traditonal family such as the Bachchans would react to this scene if Aishwarya is to be a part of the family in future. Although the inclusion of Aishwarya in the exclusive family event clearly states that the Bachchans are not affected by this.

So for all those speculating on a special Ash and Abhi relationship you can stop now, there is definelty something special going on. For now though, it’s wait and see for further developments.

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