By IndiaFM News Bureau
Reacting to a
story that the filming rights of the Abhishek-Aishwarya wedding were given
to a TV channel, the Big B says, "This is totally false. No such rights were
given. And even if we were offered such a deal, we'd have rejected it
outright. The wedding was a very private moment for our family and close
Continues the Big B, “According to a report we've sold the filming
rights for Rs. 5 crores to a tv channel. We've received a letter from Mr
Rajiv Bakshi to whose channel we were reported to have sold the filming
rights. He categorically states that the report was completely false. Neither
have we promised photographed to any particular publication. The truth is,
today (April 25) I haven't got any photographs. They're expected any time
The Big B is very clear about protecting his family's privacy. "And if
I'm called selfish for that, then yes I'm selfish. I'll protect and safeguard my
family's interests. You can judge me, condemn me and nail me for my
professional conduct. But you can't follow me with cameras into my home.
The wedding was a private affair. And I maintain that."
Having said this, the Big B adds, "I know the media was only doing its
job. And I sincerely apologized to anyone who was hurt on our account.
I've no malice towards the media. Maybe in their excitement some excesses
At the moment the entire family, the new Bahu included, are enjoying
the time together at the Bachchan residence Jalsa. "But I know this bliss is
short-lived. I wish I could spend more time with Aishwarya. But we all
have to get back to work soon. But the family is feeling so much
As for those who were unfortunately left out of the guest list the Big B
has this to say. "We had two kinds of cards made for the wedding. One
was the wedding card and the other is the information card which will go to
all our friends. It informs about the wedding with a shagun and mithai and
asks everyone to bless the couple. We've sent this card to everyone, in the
film industry, the political circles because of Amar Singhji and Jaya, and
whoever has been a part of our lives. Even after all this if some people
choose to be hurt what can we say?"