The wedding of Bollywood’s popular couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan was one of the weddings of the industry which received a lot of praise from the Indian media as well as the international media.
The wedding in 2007 got a lot of publicity partly because there weren’t many actor couples at that time, and Aishwarya was at the height of her career, with reports of her dating several other actors. There were also
However, on Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai’s wedding, rumors were doing the rounds that the actress’ Kundli did not match with Abhishek’s Kundli and Aishwarya was ‘Mangalak’ due to which she will be married first to a tree and then to Abhishek.
In Hindu religion, it is believed that the life partner of the person who will be married will die some time after the marriage, so in order to avoid bad omen, this person is first married to a tree or an animal.
The news started spreading when Abhishek’s family announced that the wedding would take place at their residence ‘Jo Ho’ and there would be no fuss, after this announcement people were worried that what is the matter?
However, in an interview after the wedding, Aishwarya spoke about this topic and said ‘It is beyond understanding where this thing came from? Whenever I went abroad, people would ask me the same question, ‘Were you married to a tree?’
According to Aishwarya, the Indian media did very irresponsible reporting on her marriage, which she regrets.
In an interview given to the Times of India, Amitabh Bachchan also strongly denied these reports and said, ‘Where is that tree? Show me, Aishwarya is married only to my son, you understand that tree is my son Abhishek’.
It should be noted that even today many people in India believe that Aishwarya Rai was married to a tree before Abhishek.