Bachchans and Rajans are FAMILY

Harivanshrai and Teji Bachchan with their sons Amitabh and Ajitabh, their wives Jaya and Ramola, grandchildren Abhishek, Bhim, Naina, Namrata, Nilima and Shweta, and relative Abhijit Ranjananushka-rajan-weddingI am surprised that lot of people are finding it surprising that the entire Bachchan family were at Abu Dhabi for Anushka Rajan’s wedding with Abhishek Doshi. Anushka is the daughter of Karuna and Abhijit Rajan of Gammon India. Rajans like the Bachchans come from Allahabad. Harivansh Rai Bachchan in his autobiography mentions how only guests invited for Amitabh and Jaya’s marriage were the Gandhis (Indira and Sanjay Gandhi) and the Rajans (Jagdish and Indira Rajan and their son, Abhijit Rajan). Besides Abhijit Rajan was embroiled in scam with Ajitabh Bachchan. In 2006 SEBI barred Gammon Infrastructure Projects (GIPL), a subsidiary of Gammon India from accessing the capital market for three years and Gammon India for one year. It has also banned Reliance Silicones (RSL), owned by Ajitabh Bachchan, from the capital market for a year for helping Rajan route Gammon funds to his private companies to subscribe to a 2001 rights issue of Gammon India shares.

amitabh_tejiHarivansh Rai wrote: The wedding, long foreseen, was set for June 3, 1973 and was to be kept secret, because with Amitabh’s rising popularity, the crowds of admirers gathering round the house had been growing every day. The only guests to be invited from our side were the Rajans and the Gandhis. Jaya’s family decided not to hold the ceremony at their flat in Beach House but at a friend’s place on the top floor of the Skylark building in Malabar Hills, where it could pass off unnoticed. We sent a telegram to Jagdish Rajan to ‘come with your family immediately,’ with no indication of the reason.That evening, Teji and Jagdish Rajan’s wife Indira anointed Amitabh with a turmeric preparation in a ceremony that would normally be accompanied by much singing and festive tumult, but here had to be done in a hushed quiet. The joy that was so confined by this constriction spilled out in a tingling of the spine and a tearful glimmering of the eye, especially in Teji’s case.”

jhanvi KAPOOR_akshat RAJANThe tabloids wrote all about Anushka Rajan’s wedding and how Abhishek Bachchan danced at the ceremonies but failed to mention the presence of Shweta Bachchan. They also failed to mention Hrithik Roshan’s presence. Fashionscandal reader, Akshai informed this:

Hrithik and Shweta are still at it!! Saw them both at Anushka Rajan’s wedding in Abu Dhabi!!

Apparently AB Jr has a thing for twinks

 Saw him hang around with boys the whole time !!

Infinite Luxury Add ‘Billionaire’ To Their Portfolio


Flavio Briatore_Billionaire

Flavio Biratore_Billionaire

Infinite Luxury Brands funded by Guthka ConglomerateRajshree Guthka that makes and market among other popular brands, the Kamla Pasand brand is one of the fastest growing Indian Luxury Groups. The company fronted by Sahiba Narang and designer Manav Gangwani have been adding brands to their bouquet rapidly. The latest brand that Infinite Luxury has added to their portfolio is an upcoming Italian Men’s Luxe Label Billionaire.

Billionaire Couture

Billionaire Couture

Billionaire was established in 2005 by businessman Flavio Briatore. Billionaire Couture is retailed through 30 single-brand stores and several multi-brand outlets globally. In 2007 Percassi Group signed a joint venture agreement with Flavio Briatore to expand brand’s presence globally. Billionaire’s first store in India will be opening soon at the luxe mall – DLF Emporio and will retail clothing and accessories.  The second store in India is slotted for Mumbai.

Amitabh Bachchan_Billionaire 'Smoking Sleepers'

Amitabh Bachchan_Billionaire ‘Smoking Sleepers’


Siddharth Mallya

Siddharth Mallya

Billionaire is a very flashy brand and it found recognition in India when their embroidered ‘Smoking Sleepers’ found patronage amongst Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Mallya and his son, Siddharth. Since then multiple fakes have flooded the markets of Delhi and Mumbai and today you cannot make out a fake Billionaire ‘Smoking Sleepers’ from an original one. Their belts sell well too and are favorite amongst nouveau riche clientele…a-la the Guthka barons…who love to flash and prefer Bling.

That’s Some Passionate Smooch

I chanced upon this photograph and applied some software to judge if it is morphed or photo-shopped and the result came in negative. This photograph definitely seems from the premier or promo of Balki’s much acclaimed movie – Paa. In the film Abhishek Bachchan played the father to Amitabh Bachchan. Vidya Balan had a stellar role too.In the pic there is Mrs. B in a lip-lock with someone. Who the hell is he? I couldn’t recognise him. Could you???Passionate SmoochYes that is Ajay Devgun. Here is the picture courtesy ‘Bharatstudent’ that shows him!

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Season To Forgive & Forget

Jaya & Amitabh Bachchan_Smooch_Screen AwardsSeems like 2014 is going to be a year to forgive and forget. The year began on such a note atleast amongst B-Town folks! Chalo it’s good if people bury their hatchets and make peace!

Jaya Bachchan_Rekha_Kanjeevaram_bonhomieAt ‘Screen Awards’ some images were delightfully shocking. For me Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan doing jhappi wasn’t a as Salman_SRK_JhappiSalman_SRK_Screen Awardsbig a deal as Jaya Bachchan admiring Rekha’s Kanjeevaram over small-talk and then going and giving Amitabh Bachchan a passionate smooch. Don’t know if the smooch was to make Rekha burn with envy or was purely a moment of passion. Jaya Bachchan was the last lady in B-town who I expected to smooch her hubby. She is the last person on earth from whom I expected a public display of affection (PDA). Whatever may be the reason but that smooch picture is definitely a one to treasure!

Exclusive: Ash-Abhi Settled In Their New House

Abhishek & Aishwarya BachchanAmmuThis is a exclusive! It is now confirmed that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aradhya has moved in to their own house – AMMU in JVPD, Juhu.

Amitabh_Jaya_Ash_Abhi_JalsaThe couple moved out of Jalsa in the last week of December 2013. Ash-Abhi lived with Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan since they got married in 2007. It is almost eleven days now for Aishwarya and Abhishek at their own home. Two days back grandfather, Amitabh Bachchan got Aradhya to Jalsa in the afternoon for some quality time with the grand-daughter.

Against all speculation that Ash-Abhi moved out because of friction between Jaya and Aishwarya may not be the real story. The real fact is Jaya Bachchan can’t stand Vrinda Rai, Aishwarya’s mom. Anyway everybody needs their own space and living with parents post marriage is not always easy. Hope Ash-Abhi’s new abode gets them more happiness!