By Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
electronic media and the paparazzi are going ballistic with supposed details
about the Ash-Abhishek marriage.
But the facts are extremely and exasperatingly contrary to what you see
hear and read. And you heard the true facts here for the first and last
The wedding on 20 April is not going to be a lavish affair. Only the
immediate and extended family of the Bachchans—brother Ajitabh and his
family, sister Shweta and her in-laws which includes all the Kapoors –are
being invited. Besides these the only people you'll see at the event are
Abhishek's close friends like Sikandar Kher, Goldie Behl and Rohan
Sippy. Karan Johar, who's like a son to the Bachchans, and J.P. Dutta
whom Abhishek looks on as a father figure, are expected to be at the
The lady of the house Jaya Bachchan is supervising every detail. In
fact, the Big B and the dulha are keeping completely out of the
preparations, 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 and of course the
imperativeness of the potential invitees' presence on the premises.
All the invitees are keeping a low profile as they don't wish to
unintentionally divulge details about the wedding.
Suffice it to say that some of the atrocious untruths being cooked up
on the news and entertainment channels have the Bachchans enormously
According to reports all the neighbors have been asked to keep their
gates shut to media persons and the Bachchan family has requested the
aviation ministry not to allow any planes to hover over their residence
during the wedding.
These are completely baseless stories planted by people who have an
axe to grind, or perhaps this is their way of feeling important. As Bachchan
Saab 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."