Is Marriage in the Stars for Aishwarya Rai?

This may fall under the “who cares” news of the day, but it’s causing a sensation amongst the Bollywood scene in India.

Even though Aishawarya Rai has been denying for months that she’s in a relationship with her Umrao Jaan co-star Abhishek Bachchan, it does not explain why Aish recently snuck away with the Bachchan family to a prominent Hindu temple. Some reports are saying the family reportedly went to see an astrologer about Aishwarya’s horoscope (it’s not good) because it’s preventing them from finding an auspicious wedding date.

Family astrologer Chandramouli Upadhyaya, who met the Bachchans last night, said while there was no discussion on the marriage, they came to Varanasi to offer prayers to overcome a problem relating to Aishwarya’s horoscope.

There have been reports that the wedding plans of the two actors were getting delayed due to a problem in Aishwarya’s horoscope.

Tripathi, however, said he was not aware why the Bachchans had performed the prayers and that there was no specific ritual undertaken to reduce the influence of Mars on them.

Making sure the horoscopes of a prospective bride and groom are compatible is very important to Hindu marriage cermonies. If the stars aren’t aligned properly for the bride and groom, it could spell disasterous for the couple. The Bachchans are saying it was just a normal religous ceremony and had nothing to do with an upcoming wedding. Either way, what we do know is that she participated in all the religous rituals as a member of the family would, leading many people to believe, perhaps they are already married.

What I’m wondering is, if Aishwarya’s horoscope was really that messed up, why didn’t she go and do this religious thing with her own family? Unless, the Bachchans ARE a part of her family, or soon to be? Clearly Aishwarya is hiding something.

In the past, Aishwarya has been quoted as saying:

“Marriage is an institution I believe in. I think it is a beautiful institution, and definitely one I’ll happily be entering whenever God defines or decides, and an announcement will be made. It is not something I’d want to keep hidden or not let be known. I’ll definitely announce it.”

The question really is WHEN will she announce it. Below are some paparazzi photos taken at the temple showing Aishwarya with Abhishek Bachchan and his family, who are the most powerful celebrity family in Bollywood. Aishwarya is wearing no makeup in these pictures, which is humbling, because I was beginning to think she looked like a made-up diva all the time. Underneath it all, she’s got under-eye circles just like the rest of us.

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  1. barbie says:

    Who is she?

  2. Christina_J says:

    IS she the girl from ‘That 70′s show?’

  3. Celebitchy says:

    She’s the most famous Bollywood actress.

  4. chic mommy says:

    She’s the international face of Loreal cosmetics. She’s looking a little fug here with no makeup, but she is considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. She’s tight with Oprah too.

  5. Dee Bee says:

    She is beautiful. A natural beauty much unlike some Hollywood “beauties” like Ashlee Simpson and co. Even without her makeup you can see her beauty.

  6. jenny says:

    if you don’t know hwr look up her pics at google image…she is the most beautiful person i’ve ever seen…she was also “miss World 1993″

  7. frewtloop says:

    You know, to say she looks a little fug says more about your own petty jealously and insecurity than her. For chissakes, the woman is spectacular with or without makeup. Sheesh, does everyone have to be fucking perfectly groomed and coifed all the time. There is too much pressure on women without ridiculous comments like that.

  8. Sam says:

    I agree with frewtloop. I mean why is it that every time a celebrity goes out w/o makeup they are judged as if they’ve commited a crime? They are human like the rest of us afterall. If anything they still look better than half the world w/o their makeup.

  9. disco says:

    some info for my American friends — this one is a natural Indian beauty..Bolloywood actress and starred in a Brit (directed) movie Pride and Prejudice (a bit kack)
    doesnt really matter – shes a top classical dancer – see Devdas.

  10. **** says:

    I am African but I love this woman, the first time I saw, I had never seen any one more beautiful, I wish her success in her marriage, it is about time, she is 32 and her counterparts marry at 12.

  11. crazy says:

    what undereye bags? and UNLIKE the majority of Hollywood actresses this woman still looks beautiful without makeup.

  12. Other Karen says:

    I hope they figure out any astrology issues they have! The DH and I postponed our wedding a number of months after the parental units suddenly started caring about the Chinese zodiac.

    What’s a good movie to be introduced to this particular actress? We don’t watch many movies, and precious few Bollywood ones, so we’re behind the times.

  13. Jan says:

    It looks like she is wearing make-up in those pictures. Just because she isn’t wearing as much make-up as usually does people assume she has “no make-up” Either way I’m not disputing she is a beautiful woman, because she has great features. I just think it’s pretty evident she has some make-up on in these pictures.