Sarkar Raj: The importance of being the Bachchans

Bollywood’s first family, Amitabh BachchanAbhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan come together for the first time (post marriage) in a film, Sarkar Raj which is set to hit theatres on Friday. Kaveree Bamzai takes a look at the Bachchan clan in India Today

Amitabh Bachchan, patriarch of Bollywood’s first family, the all-time highest grossing Hindi film star of 134 films with a cumulative boxoffice revenue of over Rs 3,700 crore, the face of 20 brands, and currently the nation’s best-known blogger, is busy.

He has his arms around the waists of his son, Abhishek, and daughter-in-law Aishwarya, and he’s tickling them. Abhishek keeps a straight face, but Aishwarya can’t help bursting into her trademark laugh.

“People keep saying that I giggle,” she says. “They should see what I have to put up with sometimes.” Abhishek has already mock-threatened his father for getting too close to his wife of just over a year.

He asks Aishwarya, “is this as close as we can get?” Amitabh is complaining about his son spoiling his hairdo while Aishwarya is being shown a mirror by her husband’s make-up artist.

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And Amitabh Bachchan blogs about Sarkar and palace politics here.

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