A decade long romance: Films that captured Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s on-screen chemistry – Abhi-Aish celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today. Here’s looking at their reel life love stories…
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have been happily married for 10 years now. The much-in-love couple tied the knot a decade ago in 2007, after courting each other for two years. Their love blossomed while shooting together and the rest, as they say is history.
Abhishek and Aishwarya or AbhiAish as they are lovingly called, have been one of the most beautiful couples in Bollywood. With daughter Aaradhya in the picture, they have a complete family, a happy family. Junior Bachchan had recently tweeted about how Aishwarya had accepted his wedding proposal 10 years back on a freezing New York balcony when she said ‘yes’ to him.
Today, as they clock 10 years of their wedding, we bring a list of films which brought out the sparkling chemistry between the two of them, on screen. After all, their love began on the sets, right? They have been part of as many as 8 films together. Here’s looking back at all of them…
Dhai Akshar Prem Ke:
This was Abhishek and Aishwarya’s first film together. Aishwarya was vulnerable as she was just about done with a messy relationship with superstar Salman Khan. Abhishek Bachchan’s last two releases had not worked at the box office, despite him getting noticed. So it was a do or die for him as well. Both starred in the Raj Kanwar film, which might not have tanked at the BO but it did show sparks of the beautiful on-screen chemistry that the two shared on screen.
Kuch Naa Kaho:
Three years later, Rohan Sippy decided to cast them again, in his film Kuch Naa Kaho. This is where their off screen romance too blossomed, from what we have heard. The two bonded instantly on the sets and shared a warm relationship which slowly culminated into love. And there was no looking back. So even if Kuch Naa Kaho didn’t meet expectations, it was the inception to their long standing relationship…
Bunty Aur Babli:
It was Abhishek and Rani’s film. Aishwarya just had one song in it and boy, she hit it straight out of the ballpark. While it was easy breezy chemistry with sasurji Amitabh Bachchan that got more talked about after Kajra Re released, one can’t mistake the naughty nok-jhok between Abhi and Aish throughout the dance number. We love.
Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2:
These were three back to back films that starred both Abhi and Aish together. From 2005 to 2007, the two only worked with each other in these three films. Aishwarya played the courtesan in Umrao Jaan whereas Abhishek reprised Farooq Shaikh’s role from the original. The film had a dismal run at the ticket counters but their jodi was appreciated, like always. In Dhoom 2, Aishwarya wasn’t paired opposite Abhishek, for the first time in a film they did together. But the scenes that they had – especially the confrontation scene was a winner. They never looked better and Dhoom 2 was all about looking stylish and glamorous. And it also turned out to be their highest grossing film together.
The third on that list is Guru. There can be no doubt about the fact that Guru is by far their best film together. Whether it’s the story, the narrative, the picturisation, the performances or the chemistry, Abhishek and Aishwarya hit a home run with this film. And not only critical acclaim, this film brought them the much needed success at the box office. Despite Dhoom 2 doing great business, they weren’t exactly opposite each other. Guru was the first time their pairing actually clicked at the BO and how!
From a Dhoom 2 and Guru to straight dive into Sarkar Raj, they have done it all together. Abhishek and Aishwarya signed up for Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar Raj – the gritty, political drama which had daddy Amitabh Bachchan at the helm of it. This was their first film post their much talked about marriage so the expectations had sky rocketed. Aishwarya and Abhishek managed to please the audiences with their act.
This Mani Ratnam film was touted to be the masterpiece everyone was waiting for. The songs had the connect, the trailer had all of us gushing about it and the on-screen camaraderie between the reel Sita and Raavan was electric. But a loose plot-line paused the film’s growth at the box office. Despite some stellar performances from Aishwarya and Abhishek, this film didn’t find the audiences. But what we love are the face-off scenes between Aishwarya and Abhishek that keep coming throughout. We love.
Reports suggest they have also signed up Anurag Kashyap’s next – Gulab Jamun – which should go on floors later this year. Although there have been confirmations, we just hope that the couple get back together on screen as well. And if this happens to be true, it will be their ninth film together.