Bachchan’s finger salute to Filmfare

February 27th, 2010

The Bachchan parivar is very upset and angry,  are not attending the 55th FilmFare Awards in protest of the “false” report published in Mumbai Mirror, a Mumbai based tabloid about bahu Aishwarya Rai’s health. The tabloid and Filmfare both belong to the same publishing group, who are organising the award ceremony. Aishwarya, who was to perform at the awards, has pulled out from the event and returned 85 lacks to the organisers. The Bachchans have served a legal notice to the newspaper and are demanding a public apology. Supporting Bachchan family’s stand, even the director R. Balakrishnan who had made ‘Paa’ with Amitabh and Abishek has decided to stay away from the event.

Here’s how it all started:
First article published about Ash’s health By Mumbai Mirror Bureau

Pregnant pause
Posted On Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 03:31:27 AM

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been trying to become a mother for some time now. The fact that she has so far not gotten pregnant is actually a cause for concern for the entire Bachchan parivar.

According to a close family friend, though outwardly the family may have taken the when-it-happens-it-will-happen stand, but within, there’s a very ardent desire to have an heir for the family as soon as possible.

Mr Bachchan is especially sold on a grandson, but when asked about it he says, as usual, “When it happens, it will happen.”

But the question that is really bothers the family and their close friends is – when? After all, it’s no secret that Aishwarya is 37, and she isn’t getting any younger.

But it now comes to light that the reason for her inability to bear a child at the moment is because she has been suffering from stomach tuberculosis for a while. Says a source, “The medication Aishwarya is taking for her stomach ailment is hampering her from getting pregnant. Until the tuberculosis is fully cured, she is unlikely to risk a pregnancy.”

On his blog, an anguished Amitabh Bachchan has written about ‘the rich man’s TB’, dispelling the myth that the disease only afflicts the less privileged. Now that the supposed reason for the delay in her pregnancy is clearer, we can only hope and pray that the Bachchan bahu speedily recovers from the ailment and fulfills her ardent desire to become a mother.

Aishwarya’s reply to the first article

Not true, says Ash
Posted On Friday, February 19, 2010 at 02:31:51 AM

I read your article ‘Pregnant Pause’ in your paper Mumbai Mirror on page 27 on February 18, 2010.

I am completely shocked, appalled and extremely upset with the contents of the article. I completely deny the report. It is fabricated and false. It is very disappointing that your office did not even bother to verify this article with me, my family, my spokesperson or my office. I would think it only ethical and correct to get the person in question’s side of the story or verification before printing such news.

To be honest, words used in Pregnant Pause article “are” very harsh.





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  1. […] We are going to miss Aishwarya’s performance as Bachchan’s are not attending the Award night. They are demanding the public apology from Mumbai Mirror for publishing false article about Aishwarya’s health. […]

  2. that photo is classy….and wots all the fuss about Ash’s health, move on Bachchan’s don’t get down to tabloids level.

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