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However, the Bachchan family does not want to see the marriage ceremony so publicized and so focused. The reason behind such media avoidance is the illness of Teji Bachchan, mother of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. However, Bachchan family always keeps their personal matters reserved. On the occasion of the marriage, only few selective guests have been invited no media people will be permitted to present in the marriage ceremony.
There are reports that the leader of
Maharashtrastate's powerful regional Shiv Sena party, Bal Thackeray, has also been invited and will attend.
Other invitees include close friends from the film industry, such as director Ramesh Sippy and son Rohan, director Yash Chopra and family, director Karan Johar, actors Ajay Devgan and wife Kajol, actor Sanjay Dutt and directors Goldie Behl and Apoorva Lakhia.
From Aishwarya Rai's side, her parents and brother along with his wife are expected to be present.
According to a friend of the family, the Bachchans want the wedding to be low-profile because the groom's grandmother is very unwell.
However, Hindu traditions are being observed and the festivities will begin on Wednesday with the sangeet (music evening) at the Bachchan residence.
Thursday will be the henna night - when henna is applied to the bride's hands. That will reportedly be held at Ms Rai's residence in Bandra, with the henna being brought in from Rajasthan.
It is to say that though the marriage will involve a few invitees, the marriage will have some invitees who can make the marriage ceremony large. This is not the first time Bachchan family will have star couple because Amitabh Bachchan is married to Jaya Bhaduri, one of the popular actresses of Bollywood. Now it is yet to see if Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai will be as successful as Amitabh and Jaya in their married life.