Aishwarya Rai recalls about her ‘sudden’ engagement to Abhishek Bachchan

In a recent interview, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recalled her whirlwind engagement to Abhishek Bachchan and revealed that as a South Indian, she had no idea what a ‘roka’ ceremony is.

 
 
 
 
 
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Aishwarya will appear in an episode of Famously Filmfare. The actor spoke about her sudden engagement in 2007 and the ensuing excitement. “He proposed, which was amazing! And it happened like really suddenly,” she said. “I didn’t even know there’s something called a ‘roka’ ceremony. We are South Indians, so, I don’t know what a ‘roka’ is and suddenly there is this call from their house to ours; ‘we are coming’.”
“Abhishek was like ‘we are all coming and I can’t stop dad. We are on our way. We are coming to your place’. I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’ So, this ‘roka’ is happening with a call to my father, who is out of town.” But, she said, “Mum is here, we are here. They’ve all arrived home, they are emotional and all. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, it’s happening.’ Then it’s like, ‘come on, let’s go home’. I’m like, ‘Mom, okay... is this...is this an engagement? Like, what just happened?’” she added

 
 
 
 
 
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Aishwarya previously spoke about the proposal in another clip from the episode. Recalling the ‘surreal’ moment — she was on the sets of Jodhaa Akbar, Aishwarya said, “Ashutosh (Gowariker) is like ‘you are engaged’ and I am like ‘yeah,’”. Meanwhile, ‘Duggu (Hrithik)’, gave her an excited thumbs up. “We’re doing Khawja Mere Khwaja, sitting as a bride, and I am like, oh my god this is surreal, all happening on-screen, off-screen, this is bizarre,” she continued.

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