Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has recounted how her 'Roka' ceremony with husband Abhishek Bachchan happened "really suddenly" after he proposed. With over a decade of marital bliss, Abhishek and Aishwarya are parents to a daughter named Aaradhya.
In an upcoming episode of celebrity chat show "Famously Filmfare Season 2", Aishwarya spoke about the proposal and 'Roka' ceremony, read a statement.
Reminiscing the moment, she said: "Abhishek proposed, which was amazing! And it happened like really suddenly."
Born and brought up in a South Indian family Aishwarya Rai did not know about the roka ceremony and she got a call from her in-laws and informed her about their arrival to her place. Unaware of such sudden ceremony she was left numb as her dad was going to take a day more to come.
Aishwarya told further, "Abhishek with his family was on his way to her home and the Roka ceremony was going to happen without the presence of her dad as he was out of town.
Things were happening so fast that Aishwarya Rai was speechless and it all changed suddenly for her. She did not realize that she just got engaged to her beau Abhishek Bachchan and quoted, "'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?'"
Sharing further she shared' Abhishek Bachchan told her, "Just come home. Then we go home, and I'm sitting in Jalsa (Bachchans' residence). The whole town has arrived, visited us that night. There is this full-on party going on in Jalsa and I'm like, Okay, so now this is happening.' AB was like yeah. You have no idea what is going to hit you further. I'm like, 'Okay!' It's just like on. Yeah, so it was quite a whirlwind."