Abhishek Bachchan: Aishwarya didn’t marry me because I am a Bachchan!

Abhishek Bachchan: Aishwarya didn’t marry me because I am a Bachchan!

Abhishek Bachchan says that his actor wife Aishwarya did not marry him because he is a film star or the son of megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

In an upcoming episode of Koffee with Karan, when asked by the host Karan Johar about the “insecurity” coming from being married to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, “the most beautiful woman on the face of earth”, Abhishek said there was none.

“I believe she is and to me she is the most beautiful thing on earth. I see myself in the mirror every day and it is a horrific sight. So I am not competing, I can’t. The reason why we got together wasn’t cosmetic,” Abhishek said.

“She is one of the most down to earth…. normal people you will ever meet. She hasn’t married me because I am a film star or I am a Bachchan and I haven’t married her because she is the most beautiful woman on earth or one of the biggest stars on earth, so that never comes in the equation,” he said.

Abhishek and Aishwarya tied the knot in 2007. They have a daughter named Aaradhya.

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  • Aliyah

    Oh AB ! He does know what is normal and down to earth for an Indian child as his parents or Aishwarya herself know because he was the son of a famous movie star who grew up differently, studying abroad and having different experiences. Nothing wrong about it, just different.
    The truth is AB is not as successful as Aishwarya or Big B. He has struggled for acceptance and were it anyone else with a different last name the number of flops vs hits would have sunk their career a long time ago. AB is used to be in the giant shadow and accomplishments of his parents and now his wife. As such he has come to terms with his own limitations and seems to be happy about it, kudos to that.
    AB seems like a great guy, but I would also say the way Aishwarya comes across prideful with the Bachchan name when she married into and was not born into it, makes me think she married AB for the Bachchan name just a little. And sorry to AB, Ash is not down to earth, AB comes across as more down to earth while in the words of Emraan Hashmi Ash comes across as plastic.

  • Sagar

    Mr Abhishek.. ur wife married to u because you are Amitabh son dear…. with salman controversy… BIG B roof is the safest place on earth… everybody knows that you are looser from both end personal as well as professional end!!!!!

    • nand

      I beleive Abhishek is very good lookind and a good actor but it is very unfortunate that he is not a Khan and people in India are crazy about that last name.Dhoom3 was a biggest bakwaas but—- KHAN
      Come on people tell me one Hindu name that got popularity in Pakistan and then close your eyes and think of all the countless muslim who are getting advantages in India.Now you guys should know why Mughals ruled India for years.Hindu people deserve slavery because of their stupid actions in favour of muslims

      • milan227

        What about the time that the Kapoor name was ruling? Raj Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor etc? Or Amitabh Bachchan, the reigning superstar of the seventies and eighties? The name doesn’t make a difference… you need talent and luck and that something extra that makes a star a star. Abhishek’s problem is not that he is not a Khan but that he is the son of Amitabh Bachchan – everyone who has seen the father will compare the son and Abhishek will always be found lacking… not because he is not a good actor but because his father was and is a great man.

  • Cattypuss

    My two cents worth as a Western Bollywood fan – I thought Abhishek’s work in Dhoom2 was very good, not perfect, but pretty good. I haven’t seen many of his movies, but from what I see he puts everything he has into his role. Yes, clearly he is in the shadow of his famous father, there is no denying that. He struggles to be his own man in cinema. Hrithik Roshan has a similar background in this respect, but HR’s devestating good looks has given him a better ride to fame than Abhishek. The other thing that comes across to me is, he is absolutely besotted with his wife Ash, in fact I would say he is very proud of her. You could clearly see that in one of Ash’s dancing performances at the IFFA awards night. It was a dance routine set to her Jodhaa Ackbar role. He couldn’t keep his eyes off her – those eyes will full of love for her on that night. As for Ash, yes, I do think she married him because of the family name and everything that comes with that. But to be fair to her she has now given him two children and seems content with her status as his wife. When I look at a star, I don’t go by their looks, or what is going on in their private lives, I look for the acting skills, the character they play, and the story line of the movie. Of course I won’t deny that good looks helps :o ) that is why I see Roshan as India’s best acting package to date. At 40 I think his BEST roles are yet to come. Some of Hollywood’s actors have done their best work between 40-50 years of age.

  • guest

    Ok,Abhishek and Aish married because both of them have worked with each other the most. Both worked and knew each other to some extent before Aish-Salman episode and was surprised that Abhishek married Karishma so early in the midst of having an unsuccessful career. But not surprised he married Aish, why did everyone expected something not to happen between them despite working in so many films together. He worked with Aish more than Karishma and he jumped to marry Karishma soon after doing one film, but married Aish 7 or so years after working with her. So, Aish marrying for the Bachchan name or Abhishek marrying her for being the most beautiful woman on earth were not the main reason or the big part in their union. Yes, those were one of the reasons but not the main reason. But, Abhishek being assertive that Aish didn’t marry him because he’s a Bachchan and son of his father is silly, every woman looks at whether her future husband is from a good family and has a good standing/reputation within the community. So, Aishwarya did marry Abhishek because he is a Bahchan, I am sure if Abhishek comes from a family that is opposite of his upbringing and not like the family of Aishwarya, then she wouldn’t marry him. So, Abhishek should be glad he got the upbringing he did and his career guaranteed for life despite many flops due to being born in the Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri household.