Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan are one of the power couples in Bollywood. The two tied the knot on 20th April, 2007, when Bachchan Junior married one of the most beautiful women in India.
More than a decade later, the couple is still going strong; they have a beautiful daughter who looks just like mother.
So is it that Abhishek Bachchan married Aishwarya just because of her drop-dead gorgeous looks?
While the world may think that, Abhishek Bachchan says the truth is totally different and he married Aishwarya for a different reason.
“You don’t go home at night and say ‘we are the it couple’ or what we are going to do to maintain this. I think people spend too much time bothering about these things. Two of us have always been real about these things. We have no false illusions of grandeur nor we are aspiring to be that.”
Abhishek says it was never about her being beautiful. As per him,
“That’s not the basis of my relationship with Aishwarya. It’s not about – you’re hot and let’s get married. It’s not that. I married her for the human being that she is, not because she is the most successful actor we have or she is the international face of the Indian cinema because she is one of the most beautiful women.”
He further adds,
“No, it’s not. At the end of the day, when you come back home from a hard day at work, you go to bed and you have to face certain realities about how the person is like. These faces that we have come off at night without makeup. I married her for that person.”