Miss Rai, who was once described as the world's most beautiful woman by the actress Julia Roberts, also featured on the cover of Time magazine in 2003 as one of the most powerful women in Asia.The Bachchan family has refused to comment on the couple's alleged astrological incompatibility or what, precisely, they might be doing to solve the problem.
As Aishwarya Rai’s love story Ae Dil Hai Mushkil gets ready for release, we look at the real love story of her life when she met costar Abhishek Bachchan and the duo decided to get married. I first met Abhishek Bachchan in the winter of 1990.
Astrologers have said that Miss Rai's astrological chart is "manglik", or Mars-bearing, which, according to Hindu tradition, can have negative consequences for their impending marriage.
Traditionally, "manglik" women are required to go through a ceremony marrying them to a peepal tree, a banana tree or a silver or golden idol of the Hindu god Vishnu in a ceremony known as "kumbh vivah".
The occasion was the launch of Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd.
Miss World 1994 and the runner up of 1994 Miss India, Aishwarya Rai is one of the beautiful actress in the Bollywood film industry.
That sunny afternoon when Aishwarya dropped by to visit the Akhtars, I was with Shabana Azmi and met her briefly but her limpid eyes stayed with me for a long time.