Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek, the star couple once waited outside Bachchan’s home in Allahabad, but there was no one to open the gate
Two years ago Aishwarya Rai visited Sangam along with her husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan to immerse the ashes of her father, Krishnaraj Rai.
Later, the same day Abhishek decided to visit the house where his father Amitabh Bachchan lived. However, unfortunately, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya were left waiting outside the bungalow.
According to Dainik Bhaskar, when the star couple reached the spot, they were waiting for someone to open the gate. Apparently, Bachchan kept calling the caretaker Krishna Kumar Pandey, but he refused to open the door of the house.
According to the report, Amitabh Bachchan's spat with the house owner is the reason. Therefore, Abhishek and Aishwarya didn't get permission to get inside the bungalow. After this, the family returned to Mumbai.
The owner of the bungalow, Shankar Tiwari had said, "I am the owner of the bungalow. Babu ji and Amitabh used to rent here for Rs 16. This bungalow will not be their house just because they were living here as a tenant."
The report says, in 1984, Amitabh had come to Allahabad and claimed the house as his own during the election and that caused a rift between the house owner and the Bachchans. Since then, Shankar Tiwari did not let any member of the Bachchan family enter the house. However, Shankar Tiwari is no longer alive. But his caretaker Krishna Kumar Pandey is still following his rule.
The entire Bachchan family was indeed shocked with this incident. However, there is no official statement regarding the same.
On the work front, Aishwarya Rai and Baahubali star Anushka Shetty have been approached for Mani Ratnam's next. The movie will be a historical drama based on Ponniyin Selvan, a Tamil novel by writer Kalki. The historical film will showcase the life of Chola Emperor Arulmozhi.
Recently in an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra at the Cannes film festival, Aishwarya confirmed being a part of Mani Ratnam's next. She said, "Even though Mani (Ratnam) hasn't formally announced it himself but the word is out. So yes, I will commit to the fact that yes, I am working with him. I won't say I agreed...I will always be more than thrilled, excited, overwhelmed, humbled and just happy to work with my guru, Mani so ya, that is happening."
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