When Aishwarya Rai, Karisma Kapoor were compared over family values by Jaya Bachchan
Before marrying Aishwarya, Abhishek was in a relationship with Karisma Kapoor. Here’s a glimpse of an interview where Jaya Bachchan compared Aishwarya with Karisma
Abhishek and Aishwarya are known to be one of the star couples in Bollywood. Although many may still remember that Abhishek and Karisma Kapoor were in a serious relationship before the couple broke up. Jaya Bachchan had even introduced Karisma Kapoor as her daughter-in-law and said that it is Abhishek’s gift to Amitabh Bachchan. The couple even got engaged in front of media but ended up parting ways, due to unknown reasons.
Here are excerpts from an interview where Jaya Bachchan had compared Aishwarya with Karisma Kapoor over family values.
When Jaya Bachchan was asked if she wants new members in her family to take on its values, Mrs Bachchan replied, “That’s why I wanted my son to get married to a girl who has those values, who has that tradition, that culture.”
When Jaya Bachchan was asked whether the reason behind the Karisma and Abhishek breakup was family values, Mr Bachchan replied, “She has the blood and genes of Kapoors. Her father and I were buddies, they had a good relationship with my husband. So, one must not always blame their families.”
Years ago, SRK had apparently spoken ill about Aishwarya, in front of Salman Khan. Jaya responded to this too, when she was asked if she holds it against SRK, “Yes, of course, I do. I haven’t had any opportunity to ask him (SRK) and I am going to speak to him about it. If he was at my home, I would have slapped him, just as I would my own son. But I have connected with him in my soul, that’s it”, she said.”
But as we can see Aishwarya is well-settled in her family life and is happily married to Abhishek Bachchan. They have a daughter, Aaradhya. Whereas, Karisma Kapoor has two children; Samiera Kapoor and Kiaan Raj Kapoor.