The very much married Bachchan Jr first made news for his affair with Bollywood’s blue-eyed gal
Abhishek Bachchan’s roaring affair with Karisma Kapoor is a thing of past, so we were a little surprised to see him promote his ex-lover’s cousin Armaan Jain’s Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. For long the Kapoor babes Karisma and Kareena Kapoor Khan wouldn’t see eye-to-eye with the Bachchans. In fact, Kareena had given Big B a royal ignore at a FICCI inauguration event few years back, but now all seems to be sorted between the estranged families. Not only did Karisma’s sister work with Bachchan Sr, but her ex-boyfriend is going out of his way to promote Armaan.
Armaan’s first film as an actor, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is all set to release this year in July and Abhishek was first amongst many movie stars to praise the new boy on Twitter. The Bunty Aur Babli actor shared Armaan’s Lekar Hum Deewana Dil trailer, and wrote, “Watch people!! #lekarhumdeewanadil all the best Armaan. Looks like great fun (sic).”
AB Jr had debuted opposite Bebo in JP Dutta’s Refugee. And sometime back we had also heard rumours of the duo coming together for Bhushan Kumar’s Mere Apne. Though both the actors rubbished these reports. Some suggested that the filmmakers tried their best to bring the two stars together, but failed. This duo was last seen together over a decade back in Sooraj Barjatiya’s Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon in 2003.
There was a time when the Bachchans closeness with Kapoor khandaan was the talk of the town. In fact this friendship was even supposed to culminate into a marriage, Abhishek - Karisma Kapoor got engaged in October 2002. Though soon news broke that Lolo and AB’s baby had split and the Kapoor beti was getting married to the Delhi based industrialist Sunjay Kapur. This strained the relationship between the two families who have maintained a safe distance from one another.
However, now almost 12 years later, everything’s seems sorted between the stars as Jr Bachchan recently praised and encouraged Raj Kapoor’s grandson Armaan Jain on Twitter. So, is this Jr B’s way of extending an olive branch? What say peeps, would you want to see the two families mingle again?