Abhishek - Aishwarya wedding - the real guest-list

Indo-Asian News Service


April 14 (IANS) With the electronic media and the paparazzi going ballistic

with "details" about the Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai marriage,

no one is sure about the facts any more.

The April 20 wedding is not going to be a lavish affair, say those in the

know. Only the immediate relatives of the Bachchans - brother Ajitabh and

his family, sister Shweta and her in-laws, which include all the Kapoors -

are being invited.

Abhishek's close friends like Sikandar Kher, Goldie Behl and Rohan

Sippy are sure to be there. Karan Johar and mom Hiroo Johar as well as

and J.P. Dutta, whom Abhishek looks on as a father figure, are expected to


Yash Chopra, his wife Pam and sons Aditya and Uday are also likely

to be there at the ceremony.

The lady of the house, Jaya Bachchan, is busy supervising every detail.

In fact, Big B and the bridegroom are keeping completely out of the

picture, and that includes the invitees' list.

Jaya, being firm of mind and resolute in her purposes, has kept the

fanfare to the barest minimum. The guest list would be in accordance with

the size and capacity of the Bachchans' residence - Prateeksha - and of

course, the imperativeness of the potential invitees' presence on the


All the invitees are keeping a low profile to avoid divulging details

about the wedding. But some of the atrocious claims cooked up by

entertainment channels have the Bachchans hugely amused.

According to media reports, neighbours have been asked to keep their

gates shut to media personnel and the aviation ministry requested to bar

planes over their residence during the wedding.

Amitabh has told a friend, "My son's wedding is a very private, solemn

and precious moment for me and my family. Surely, we're entitled to our

privacy if and when we need it."