Is it April 7th?
We’re literally tired
of the number of ‘dates’ rumourmongers keep pitching at us, folks. We’re
talking about the Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai marriage date – every
other day there’s a new date that’s being predicted. So we’ve decided to
wait for the news from the horse’s mouth. But even we couldn’t stop our
curiosity when a reliable birdie insisted that there was a new date circulating
and this could finally be it. “The latest is that the W-Day is gonna be
7 th April, and the wedding will take place in Udaipur,” we are informed.
“Although unconfirmed, this could finally be the day everyone, including
the love birds, are looking forward to.” So do we bring out the champagne?
Not just yet – let’s wait for some further corroboration, shall we?
Ash-Abhishek wedding in
Jaipur or Gwalior not Jodhpur.
The wedding of actors Abhishek
Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai may not be held in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city
due to shortage of hotel rooms, and the new possible venues could be Jaipur
or Gwalior, informed sources said.
The sources said Jodhpur
found unsuitable since March is the peak tourism season in the desert state.
The Bachchans had earlier planned to host the marriage at the grand Umaid
Bhavan Palace here.
According to sources in Umaid
Bhavan Palace, Bollywood's first family has decided to shift the venue
to Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh or Jaipur. The marriage is expected to take
place March 19.
"They want to hold the wedding
ceremonies in a heritage property. So they are now looking for a city that
can provide them with the required setting. Gwalior and Jaipur seem to
be the frontrunners," a hotel source told IANS.
Travel industry experts,
however, say that finding the required numbers of rooms in Jaipur in March
would also be very difficult because of tourist rush.
Even foreign tourists are
desperate for rooms in Rajasthan now.
"It would not be easy for
anyone to get rooms in March. We are being forced to change itineraries
for our foreign clients this month due to shortage of rooms," said Navendu
Goswami, a tour operator.
Amitabh Bachchan had earlier
sent couple of his close friends to Jodhpur to finalise the hotel bookings
in Umaid Bhavan as well as four other hotels. They wanted to book these
hotels for a period of three days from March 18.
As directed by astrologers,
the Bachchan family is keen that Abhishek and Aishwarya tie the knot as
soon as possible.
Umaid Bhavan, however, is
currently all set to play host to the wedding parties of Liz Hurley and
Arun Nayar. Hurley and Nayar married in England March 3 after which they
will host celebrations in Mumbai and Jodhpur. The couple arrived in Mumbai
Monday. The couple have booked the hotel from March 7-10.
Ash-Abhi to wed on March
19 at the Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur
The biggest Bollywood wedding
cannot remain a secret for too long. The news is that Aishwarya Rai and
Abhishek Bachchan are to wed on March 19, 2007 at the Umaid Bhavan Palace
The wedding will take place
soon after Liz Hurley ties the knot with Arun Nayar at the same venue on
March 8 and 9.
Sources reveal that Amitabh
Bachchan is deeply involved with the wedding and has already given instructions
for arrangements on the 15 acres of the palace lawns. The country’s prominent
politicians and film stars have already been informed about the wedding’s
venue and date. The source informs, “Mr Bachchan has asked for the gardens
to be decorated with special flowers.”
Aditya Chopra who rarely
makes public appearances will be there at the grand wedding too, along
with Amitabh Bachchan’s dear friend Yash Chopra. But the biggest news is
that Salman Khan has been invited too. According to a reliable source,
“Aditya Chopra will attend the wedding, but we are waiting to see if Salman
will be there too.”
The sprawling Umaid Bhavan
Palace is currently owned by His Highness Gaj Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur.
The Palace is divided into
three functional parts, one having a five-star hotel (in existence since
1972), one is the residence of the royal family and one has been opened
to public where a small museum displays pictures, arms, swords, and other
items relating to Jodhpur’s royal heritage.