Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with its zeal and zest on 15th August in India. Bollywood being traditional at the core also celebrated this festival in high spirits. Instagram was flooded with posts from not only common people but celebrities as well. Sisters all over tied rakhi to their brothers and received money from them. Many Bollywood celebrities including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Kartik Aaryan, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Radhika Apte, Aditi Rao Hydari posted endearing images from the festival on their timelines.
Raksha Bandhan in Bachchan Family
Amitabh Bachchan, the veteran actor posted two images of his children Shweta and Abhishek Bachchan from their childhood. The black n white images showed young Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan holding their young children and being a part of their antic. He captioned the photos with ‘The love of the sister, the protection of the brother…The strong bond, everlasting and sincere.’ Like all parents Amitabh Bachchan also wants the love between his children to flourish and prosper.
T 3258 – RakshaBandhan .. the love of the sister .. the protection of the brother .. the strong bond everlasting and sincere ..
रक्षाबंधन ! बहन का स्नेह ; भाई की सुरक्षा ; ये बंधन पवित्र , निरंतर , निश्चल pic.twitter.com/7vpZqrrdX1
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 14, 2019
Shweta Bachchan posts pictures from Raksha Bandhan without sister-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan also posted pictures from Rakhsha Bandhan celebrated at the Bachchan household. Shweta posted first with parents Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. She tied rakhi to brother Abhishek Bachchan and her daughter Navya Naveli and niece Aaradhya Bachchan tied rakhi to Shweta’s on Agastya Nanda. In the pictures, their cousin Nayna Bachchan could also be seen. It seemed a happy family affair with everyone smiling and enjoying the day. However, sister-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan seemed missing from the photos.
But Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was a part of the family festivities
Later at night, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also posted pictures from the family event. She posted pictures with her brother and his family. Aishwarya tied rakhi to her brother while Aaradhya tied rakhi to her two cousin brothers from the maternal side. Aishwarya also posted Aaradhya’s pictures with cousins from the paternal side. The most shocking image was that of the entire Bachchan family standing together. This meant Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also present at the happy occasion but Shweta Bachchan chose not to post her pictures on Instagram.
Why do Aishwarya Rai and Shweta Bachchan not get along?
Abhishek Bachchan married the famous Aishwarya Rai in April 2007. Before marrying Aishwarya, Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to Karisma Kapoor. Interestingly, Abhishek’s sister Shweta Nanda is married to Karisma Kapoor’s first cousin Nikhil Nanda hence this engagement was considered a great union of two powerful families in Bollywood. Somehow, the engagement had to be called off. Allegedly, sister Shweta Bachchan who was also friends with Karisma Kapoor was not pleased.
Abhishek then went on to share a close friendship with Rani Mukherji but ended up marrying the world’s most beautiful woman Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Their wedding was greatly looked forward to but it was an intimate affair. The media was not allowed to cover the wedding. Although the wedding involved families, it was allegedly said that Shweta Bachchan was not pleased with it. After some time, news of Aishwarya’s cold relations with mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan and sister-in-law Shweta Bachchan also started surfacing. Shweta Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai maintain a cold body language even during public appearances.
While pictures both Shweta Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tell a story, it also shows that all families are alike. No matter how rich or famous you are, at the center, all humans have the same issues and problems. Human relations remain the same. Both Shweta Bachchan and Aishwarya rai Bachchan are strong independent women in their own right and have created an identity that does not depend on their family name.