Sunday, January 28, 2007

Abhishek and Ashwaraya's first public appearance after engagement

Few days ago, Bachchan junior and Aishwarya’s made huge splash in Bollywood. The couple yesterday made their first post engagement public appearance in Lucknow. reports:

Bollywood's leading pair of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan Saturday made their first post- engagement public appearance at the popular Vindhyavasni temple in Uttar Pradesh.

The leading stars offered a special pre-nuptial puja at the ancient temple of Goddess Durga at Vindhyachal in Mirzapur district, about 400 km from state capital Lucknow.

"Abhishek applied sindoor on Aishwarya's forehead at the end of the prayer", one of the priests who performed the ceremony told reporters in Vindhyachal.

"Today's prayer was also aimed at ridding Aishwarya of all ills and negative effects including the much-dreaded 'mangali' effect," said the priest.

While Abhishek was dressed in a white kurta-pyjama, Aishwarya also sported a white suit with an olive green chunni.

Actually the couple went their to attend the birthday ceremony of Amar Singh, the secretary of Samajwadi Party. He is also a family friend of the Bachchan’s. In that temple 51 young couples got married. Among others, there were Aishwarya’s parents, Jaya Prada, Anil Ambani and his wife Tina.