Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most sought-after heroines of B-town. Even though the former Miss World does few films, her last being the 2018 flick ‘Fanney Khan’, her popularity has only grown leaps and bounds ever since she made her debut on social media in 2018.
And if you are one of those who follows the Bachchan Bahu on Instagram, then you would know that Aishwarya likes to share photos that mostly feature her spending quality time with her family — husband Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, her father-in-law and megastar Amitabh Bachchan apart from her mother and other family members.
Unlike the Instagram feeds of other celebrities that also include promotional content, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s social media account is personalised to feature only those photos that she cherishes. And impressed with her personal touch, her fans made sure that she has a massive following on the photo-sharing platform which currently boasts 9.5 million followers.
And while there are millions who follow Aishwarya, have you ever wondered who all does the former beauty queen follow on Instagram?
Well surprisingly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan only follows one Instagram account. Can you guess who’s it is? It surely is someone from her family, but who? No it’s not Amitabh Bachchan. It’s Abhishek Bachchan!
Yes, her husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan is the only person who Aishwarya follows on Instagram. Interesting, isn’t it?
Abhishek and Aishwarya got married in 2007 and were blessed with their daughter Aaradhya in 2011.
In a recent podcast with YouTuber Ranveer, Abhishek spoke about the time when he first met Aishwarya in Switzerland. He said, “I first met her when I was a production boy. There was a film my father (Amitabh Bachchan) was making called Mrityudata, and I had gone for the location recce to Switzerland because the company felt that because I had grown up in Switzerland in boarding school that I would be able to take them to nice locations.”
He further added, “I had been there for a couple of days, all alone. And that’s when a childhood friend of mine, Bobby Deol, was shooting for his first film — Aur Pyar Ho Gaya. And he got to know I was there and said ‘Hey, why don’t you come over for dinner?’ And that’s the first time when they were shooting when I met Aishwarya.”
Recently, during an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Abhishek had thanked his wife Aishwarya for putting his life ‘back on track’.
He said, “Some people ask, ‘Oh what did you do during the lockdown? What have you learned?’ Some people have learned to cook, some have picked up a new hobby, language, new skill set. I feel very overwhelmed, and I was speaking to my wife about it. And as all wives do, they put your lives into focus, they put you back on track. She said yeah but put it this way for the first time in your life you got to spend the entire year with your family. And your family is safe and healthy today. And when she said that, apart from being appreciative of having such a wonderful and sensible wife, it’s so true. We get to do what we love doing all day, and go home to a healthy and happy family.”
ON the work front, Aishwarya will be next seen in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.