Mumbai: When “movie star couple more famous than anybody else even more than Brad and Angelina” - Abhishek and Aishwarya appeared on Oprah Winfrey`s talk show, all eyes were on them to see their real-life chemistry. Aishwarya looked gorgeous in a traditional sari while hubby Abhishek looked dashing in his formal wear as they entered holding hands. Bollywood fans across the world were glued to their television sets when Oprah Winfrey introduced the superstar couple.
"They stopped production on eight major movies and flew eight thousand miles to be here for their first ever television interview together. The movie star couple more famous than anybody else in the world - even more than Brad and Angelina ... anybody," Winfrey announced.
Oprah, the enthusiastic host also mentioned a few facts about the couple, "India`s Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have five billion, yes, I said five Billion fans around the globe. She has been called the world`s most beautiful woman and he is not so bad himself! They are husband and wife, and superstars of Bollywood."
When Oprah referred to their fist interview together, "You have never done this before, sat down together?" Abhishek was ready with his witty reply, "We sit together quite often!"
On the question of proposing Ash, Abhishek reminisced, "I was filming in New York for a movie and I used to stand on the balcony of my hotel room and wish that, `One day, you know, wouldn`t it be nice if I was together with her, married`. So I took her to the very same balcony, and I asked her to marry me."
Aishwarya responded, "It was very sweet and at the same time real ..." When Oprah asked Abhishek, "What is it like being married to the most beautiful woman in the world?, he said, "Pleasant on the eyes. Yeah, and she looks exactly the same. No, it`s true, you wake up and you are like ‘really’, even in the morning!"
"You can see why I married him, he just makes everything funny," said Aishwarya.
In the middle of the show, Abhishek lightly kissed Aishwarya on her cheek, amidst thunderous applause. Laughing at her pregnancy rumours, Ash said, "I have been proclaimed pregnant already a couple of times. I`m like, `Okay, is that a hint?` People would be watching every little bulge, and I`m like, Oh my God. If you`re not in shape, you`re pregnant."
The show ended with Oprah talking about gifts and Aishwarya said, "I think time is the most precious gift we can give to each other." Abhishek agreed, "I think that is the one thing you really strive for is your privacy and your time to be as normal as possible, because we do such an extra-normal job. You go out there... you sing... you dance...you beat up 50 guys. You know, we do things that might not be believable, so when you come back home normalcy is really what you look for."