India's Brangelina are official
The AFP confirms that Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were finally married Friday, after three days of traditional Hindu wedding celebrations. More than a thousand fans crowded outside the family compound in Mumbai, hoping to catch a glimpse of “Abhiash,” as the couple are known.
With only 100 guests, the ceremony was a tight-knit affair — a Hindu ceremony can usually include thousands of invitees. Rai, 33, wore a traditional red sari for the ceremony, while the 32-year-old groom sported a traditional turban and sherwani coat. The couple walked around the holy fire seven times to complete their marriage, and performed rituals that will bind them in marriage for their next seven lives (imagine the attorney fees in a divorce!).
The only stumble in the whole shebang was the attempted suicide of Jhanvi Kapoor, a little-known actress who slashed her wrist outside the Bachchan home, claiming Abhishek had promised to marry her. She must have been pretty upset (like we were) to learn no media photographers were allowed inside.
[Photo: Abhishek Bachchan rides a horse from one family member's house to another with his face covered in flowers and ornaments, a Northern Indian Hindu tradition, during his weding on Friday. AP]