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Throwback Thursday: When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Opened Up About Her Surprise Roka To Abhishek Bachchan

An old video has surfaced online where Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was recalling her roka ceremony with Abhishek Bachchan. The couple got married in 2007.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan Photo: Instagram

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan's love story is no less than a fairy tale. After dating for some years, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. On January 14, 2007, Abhishek and Aishwarya got engaged and tied the knot on April 20, 2007. It was an intimate wedding that happened in both North Indian and Bengali customs. An old video of Aishwarya from an interview has gone viral where she is seen talking about the surprise roka ceremony.

The video is on Reddit where Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was recalling her roka ceremony with Abhishek. 

In the viral video, Aishwarya said, “There’s something called a roka. We’re South Indians, so I don’t know anything called a roka. Suddenly, there is this call from their (Abhishek’s) house to ours that ‘We are coming’. My dad was out of town and we were like, ‘Okay’. I was like, ‘Dad’, and he was like, ‘Yeah, it’ll still take me a day to come’."


She added, ''Pa (Amitabh Bachchan) and everyone was like, ‘We are coming’, and Abhishek is like, ‘I can’t stop him. We’re on our way. We’re on our way this evening. We’re coming to your place.’ I was like, ‘Oh my god.’ So this roka is happening with a call to my father who’s out of town. Mum’s here, we are here. They’ve all arrived and are emotional and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, it’s happened.’ Then they’re like, ‘Come on, let’s go home’. I’m like, ‘What just happened here? Is this an engagement?’ Then they were like, ‘Just come home.’ Then I was sitting on our show’s set".


On November 16, 2011, Aishwarya and Abhishek welcomed their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan.

Recently, there were rumours of Aishwarya and Abhishek's separation. Some reports also stated that the actress moved out of the Bachchan house. However, amidst the reports, the couple was spotted together on various occasions last year.