Aishwarya Rai’s birthday surprise for Abhishek
With Players’ filming schedule moving right on track, Bollywood’s popular couple took time off to celebrate Abhishek Bachchan’s 35th birthday in New Zealand’s charming, hillside harbour city, Wellington on Saturday night.
On location to film the Indian remake of The Italian Job, Bachchan’s early birthday surprise arrived when wife Aishwarya Rai flew in to spend time with her star-stud hubby and make this day extra special.
With an indulgent three tier chocolate cake from a local New Zealand bakery in tow, birthday boy Bachchan Junior was joined by his wife and some of his castmates for a little cake cutting celebration at lunchtime on the sets of the film in Wellington.
Later that evening, director duo Abbas Mustan organized a party for the entire filming crew at their hotel in Wellington. Those present were AB, Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Sikander Kher, Action Director Alan Amin, DoP Ravi Yadav and many others.
While the fun didn’t stop early, some of the stars took the party to the streets as they headed out for a fun evening at Wellington’s city centre where over 30,000 kiwi rugby fans, dressed in costumes, were celebrating their victory in the NZI Sevens rugby tournament.
A little birthday get-together quickly turned into a fully charged, exciting night out of town amidst Wellington’s bustling hub of restaurants, bars and vibrant nightlife for the birthday boy and his cast mates.
What a way to bring in his 35th birthday!