Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on April 20
Abhishek Bachchan has repeatedly been referred to, by well wishers, as the "dark horse" of Bollywood. Gossip hawks love spinning endlessly speculative yarns on him. He is the punching bag of Doubting Thomases: How is he ever going to live up to his parents' fame? Will he ever be able to hog the limelight from his internationally famous wife? Has he? Hasn't he? Will he? Won't he?
Questions, assumptions and speculations apart, Small B is as enigmatic as his Big Dad. And, as is the norm with the Lions and the Bachchans, Abhi always moves in groups -- preferably with those of the same surname. He is spotted at functions towering over his petite mother, Jaya Bachchan; he has almost always been seen hand-in-hand with his Beauty Queen wife, Aishwarya Rai; he is also seen walking shoulder-to-shoulder with his larger-than-life father, Amitabh Bachchan. Whatever/wherever he is, Abhishek has always been the object of focus of every snap-happy scribe.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is considered by many trade analysts as the most bankable female actor in Bollywood. Ash is not in the Hall of Fame for being the bahu of India's most celebrated superstar. Nor for being wife to one of Bollywood's most ambitious superstar aspirants. The Bachchan canopy just adds to the allure of this ethereal beauty, who has won for herself the tag of being India's first international superstar.
Here is a pictorial factfile on Abhishek and Aishwarya, who celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary on April 20.
Images: Bollywood Hungama, Santabanta, Reuters
Source: India Syndicate