New Delhi: Speculations regarding the date for Bollywood’s most talked about wedding have finally been put to rest.
Star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai will tie the knot on April 20 in Mumbai.
No Bollywood bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have been invited for the wedding, which will be a small family affair.
There will be no honeymoon for the couple as Amitabh Bachchan’s mother and Abhishek’s grandmother, Teji Bachchan is not well.
But there is hearsay of a lavish reception because cutting off the film industry from the celebrations is not really an option.
The rights for covering the wedding have reportedly been sold to an international media house.
News of the Ash-Abhishek romance started making rounds last year while the couple were shooting for Umrao Jaan and Guru.
Aishwarya and Abhishek finally got engaged on January 14 this year soon after they returned from the premiere of their film Guru in Toronto and New York.
After her engagement with Abhishek, the actress made her first public appearance with the Bachchans to the sleepy town of Mirzapur in UP to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s close friend, Amar Singh’s birthday on January 28.
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|Last year rumours about Aishwarya and Abhishek’s wedding had gathered momentum after it was revealed that the actor's uncle, Ajitabh Bachchan, had visited well-known astrologer Chandrashekhar Swami in Bangalore with the horoscopes of the two.|
|In November last year, Aishwarya accompanied Abhishek and his family for a visit to the Sankat Mochan temple in Varanasi.|
|They took part in Mangla Aarti and Rudra Abhishek rituals at the temple, believed to be a corrective puja performed especially by the couple since Aishwarya is a manglik.||At the time when the Bachchans went to Varanasi, there were other media reports, which said that Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai had actually got married much earlier at the Meenakshi temple in Madurai.|
|In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor, Rajeev Masand, Abhishek Bachchan had on January 5, said, “I don’t believe in hiding anything and my life is an open book. As and when there is something to talk about I will talk about it…The day I do get married, I will tell everyone. I am not doing anything illegal anyways.”||In November last year, Amitabh had said in London that he wanted Abhishek to settle with a "good girl" of his choice.|