Bachchans welcome Oprah Winfrey
It was on her show that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appeared twice as guest – being the only Bollywood celebrity to enjoy such opportunity, given the world famous status of the prestigious international show. The woman behind the high-profiled interview show, Oprah Winfrey, flew down to Mumbai on Monday evening, to be graciously welcomed by the Bachchans.
Oprah Winfrey, who is in India to shoot for her next show ‘Next Chapter’, met Aishwarya and blessed her two-month old baby girl. Talks are that Oprah will apparently interview the Bachchan family for the show. Earlier, Aishwarya and hubby Abhishek Bachchan had graced The Oprah Winfrey Show as a couple.
After spending more than an hour at Jalsa (Bachchan’s home), Oprah was escorted to dinner party hosted by Parameshwar Godrej, by none other than megastar Amitabh Bachchan himself. Wrote Big B on his micro-blogging site – "The gracious Oprah Winfrey visits our home, to meet us and bless the baby..warm hearted, endearing.. drive her to party in her honor." Big B was at the wheel with Abhishek beside him while Aish, Jaya Bachchan and Winfrey took the passengers’ seat at the back.
At Parameshwar Godrej bash, Oprah was thrilled to see the entire B-town excitedly waiting to greet her. While Aishwarya was most of the time beside Oprah, several noted celebrities came forward to share a talk or take a click with the famous, international lady.
Aishwarya said to have gifted a pretty saree Oprah, who wore it to the party.
Quite elated with the warm welcome Winfrey shared her experience on her Twitter page thus – "@FarahKhanAli was so great meeting you and all the beautiful Bollywooders. Directors, poets, screenwriters, what a nite!"
Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, AR Rahman, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia were some of the celebrities in the guest list for the party.
According to sources, Oprah will be interviewing the noted physician-writer-public speaker Deepak Chopra for her forthcoming talkshow episode.