On Diwali night, the full cast of ‘Happy New Year’ will be attending the grand premiere of the film. However, BizAsia has come to know that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be absent from the event and will not be beside her husband Abhishek who stars in the film.
According to a source, the actress has a viable reason for not attending. Talking to PinkVilla, the source said, “The Dubai premiere clashes with Diwali on October 23. Everybody knows Diwali is celebrated with great gusto in the Bachchan household every year. It�۪s an open-house at the Bachchans�۪ residence Jalsa for Diwali each year with the entire entertainment industry dropping in through the evening and night. Abhishek cannot be at home for Diwali because he must attend the Dubai premiere of Happy New Year. Aishwarya has decided to opt out of this big moment from her husband�۪s life so that one of the couple could represent both at the Diwali celebration at Jalsa”.
The source continued, “She will be representing her husband at Jalsa for Diwali, while he attends the premiere”.
Alongside Abhishek, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah. It’s slated for release on 23rd October.