and Aditya Chopra
Mumbai: 19. jun. 2007. It's been only two months since the Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai wedding, and now comes news of another Bollywood leading lady who will soon be tying the knot.
Industry insiders are
saying that Rani Mukherjee is engaged to be married to producer-director
Aditya Chopra, son of veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Sources say that the couple
got engaged in a quiet ceremony at Chopra's Juhu bungalow, attended by
close friends and family. No date has been set for the wedding, since Aditya
is in the middle of a divorce from his estranged wife Payal Khanna.
The rumour mills say that
Aditya's family is unhappy about Aditya's decision. Tabloids also say that
Yash Chopra has threatened to disinherit Aditya from the Rs 1,000 crore
Yash Raj Film empire if he does marry Rani.
It's believed that Aditya
and Rani have been seeing each other for two years, and that Aditya took
to Rani after working with her on his home production Saathiya. He subsequenetly
cast Rani in many films produced under the Yash Raj banner, including Mujhse
Dosti Karoge, Hum Tum, Veer-Zaara, Bunty Aur Babli, Tara Rum Pum and the
forthcoming Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.
Rani has reduced her workload
in the last one year. The 29-year-old actress is currently working on only
three films. Rani Mukerji (formerly Rani Mukherjee) comes from a film-oriented
family of Bengali origin. Her father Ram Mukherjee is a retired director
and one of the founders of Filmalaya Studios. Her mother Krishna was a
playback singer. Her brother Raja Mukherjee is a film producer, now turned
director. Her maternal aunt, Debashree Roy, was a Bengali-film actress
and her cousin Kajol is a Bollywood actress.
The couple has never been
spotted together. In fact, Aditya Chopra is known to be a recluse. He has
given only one print interview in his life, and has never appeared on television.
Aditya is the mastermind behind transforming Yash Raj studios from a modest
film company into Bollywood’s biggest film conglomerate.
Adi Chopra and Rani have
reportedly been involved for a little over a year now, from the time Veer
Zaara was on the floors. And yes, it now seems like the Abhishek-Rani link
up was just hogwash to cover up on the true story behind closed doors.
Things have not been all hunky dory ever since Adi broke the news at home.
Apparently Adi’s wife and childhood girlfriend Payal has been extremely
close to the family and her entire life revolves round her husband. On
the other hand it seems Rani is worried if Adi will actually be able to
go through with the separation as he might get
Well it seems like Adi
has quite a love story at his hands, but this usually happens when reel
life changes into real life, you lose some you win some.
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Sources say that the couple got engaged in a quiet ceremony at Chopra's Juhu bungalow