By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Valentine's Day didn't turn out the way Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan had hoped for, but they are not complaining. For the couple, every day is full of romance.
"What a wonderful Valentine's Day gift (the premiere of 'Jodhaa Akbar'). Everyone who has seen 'Jodhaa Akbar' feels it is the perfect love story. And it doesn't really matter if Abhishek couldn't make it. For us, every day is Valentine's Day. Every time we're together, it's Valentine's Day," Aishwarya told IANS.
Eyebrows were raised and whispers began when Aishwarya showed up with her in-laws Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan for the premiere of Ashutosh Gowariker's epic romance Thursday. There was no Abhishek. He arrived at the end of the event because of a delayed flight.
Aishwarya admits that spending quality time with her husband is a problem.
"His schedules are gruelling and so are mine. We're trying to spend as much time together as possible. Whenever I've some time off I join him wherever he is shooting. I've been to Jaipur where he has been shooting for the past few months," the actress said.
"We make time. We find time for one another. We need to be happy with whatever is available. Just how happy or unhappy we make the situation is entirely in our hands," she added.
Abhishek compensated for his absence on Valentine's Day at the Delhi premiere of "Jodhaa Akbar" Friday. He was by his wife's side before flying back to Jaipur to join Rakeysh Ompraksah Mehra's "Dilli 6" unit.
In Delhi, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Hrithik Roshan were an inseparable threesome, laughing joking and basking in the success of the movie.