Sunday, April 22, 2007

Marriage of Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan: Amitabh Bachchan vs Indian paparazzi

Marriage of Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan is the wedding of the 21st century in Bollywood for sure. The most interesting aspect of this marriage was that it was strictly a private affair. Indian paparazzi completely failed to get access or take some images secretly. Amitabh Bachchan tried his best to keep the Indian paparazzi out of the scene and he had a resounding victory over them.

The wedding ceremony has finished and Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan and even Amitabh Bachchan need the blessing of the media. Without media they are nothing. About the marriage ceremony, many journalists are unhappy in India. So, in an effort to damage control, Amitabh Bachchan has expressed his regret for the inconvenience faced by the journalists.

Washington Post wrote:

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan apologized to Indian journalists on Sunday after several photographers were beaten by gun-toting guards for trying to take pictures of his newly married son and his bride.

The guards kicked and punched the photographers to clear the way for a car carrying actor Abhishek Bachchan and his new wife, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, to a post-wedding ritual on Saturday.

At least one journalist had to be taken to a hospital where he was released after first aid.

Poor Indian journalists. They contributed enormously behind making Amitabh Bachchan famous and respectable in India. Now, Amitabh Bachchan returned the favor in his son’s marriage in a bizarre way.