Mumbai, May 12: Who said that Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan are moving out of the family home Jalsa in Juhu and moving into their own home Naivedya, in Bandra?
Bunkum! Reports that surfaced yesterday about the Bachchan jodi waiting to finish shooting Mani Ratnam’s Ravan before performing a grihapravesh and moving into Naivedya are not true at all.
Aishwarya, playing hostess at Jalsa last week in the absence of her in-laws (the Big B was in Macau, Jaya in Delhi), laughed off the rumour while Abhishek sat by preparing his day’s schedule. “I’m clueless about its origin,” she said dismissively. “It’s strange how people jump to conclusions. Once when I visited my father in hospital, the buzz was that I was going for a check-up to the maternity ward! Abhishek and I are at home in Jalsa.”
And it’s true, they are. There is a happy and positive air about Jalsa that is contagious. Amitabh himself, when Abhiash returned home for a break from the Ravan shoot, had written on his blog not long ago, “The house is complete... and full! Abhishek and Aishwarya came back... There is something about completeness in a family. The house begins to smell right, the furniture, the lights, the food, everything about it suddenly comes to life. Such an endearing moment.”
Not that the Bachchans are looking into the source of the rumour, but Bollywood sources say it was spread by a certain actress and her over-active publicist who has been riding high lately. A family friend said, “If Abhishek and Aishwarya decide to live in their own place, his parents would be as supportive of his decision as they always have been in everything he has done. But Abhishek would never leave his family home. And Aishwarya would never let him. She knows what family means, especially after her father’s illness when Abhishek stood by his in-laws like a son. Yes, the Bachchans do have property in Bandra. But so what? No one is going anywhere. Other stars have property all over Mumbai. How come no one ever talks about them relocating?”