Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai, have been defining couple goals ever since they tied the knot 10 years ago. The couple stays away from controversy and often seem content in each other’s company. Together, they have a cute daughter Aaradhya, who is often spotted accompanying Aishwarya to events around the world.
Most recently, when Abhishek was questioned about his equation with his wife, who he known since 17 years now, he said, “The first time Aishwarya and I met professionally was in 1999, during a photoshoot for Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000). It was our first film together, and I expected a diva. Instead, she was disalarmingly wonderful. Over the 17 years that I have known her – of which we have been married for 10 – she has remained grounded.’’
The actor went on to speak about the great mother that she has turned out to be to Aaradhya. He said, “When she became a mother her career took a backseat. 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. Anyone who knows her would know that she has never spent a day in the gym. The only time was when we were shooting Dhoom 2 (2006), and Uday Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and I dragged her.”
The actress who celebrated her birthday yesterday, in attendance of close family, is all set to embark on exciting projects on the professional front too. Speaking of his wife’s professionalism, Abhishek said, “Aishwarya been a professional model and actor since the age of 18, and she’s enjoyed every bit of it. In the 90’s, when she was at the peak of her Miss World career and unanimously considered the most beautiful woman on earth, she chose to make her foray into films as an unglamorous girl in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar (1997), I remember her telling me how, on her first day, she came out without her makeup in place and Mani handed her a bar of soap and said, ‘Wash it off.’ And she did.’’
Aww! We can’t wait to see Ash in Fanney Khan!