Abhishek Bachchan didn’t celebrate his 32nd birthday as planned on Tuesday.
The reason cited was the protests from a Rajput community in front of their hotel and Amitabh being fallen ill.
Amitabh, who was shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s untitled film with Sarika in Shimla, left the shooting and reached here Monday for his son’s birthday. His wife Jaya, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh also joined him.
However, Amitabh is down with fever and, therefore, the party plans have been dropped, said a source.
“Abhishek cut a cake in the afternoon and no other event has been planned,” said a source in the luxury Rambagh Palace hotel where they are staying.
This is just one part of the news. The other part being the incident involving Karni Sena, a Raput community being spearheading a campaign against the release of Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance “Jodhaa Akbar” starring Aishwarya and Hrithik Roshan who also shouted slogans against the lead pair in front of the hotel.
The Rajput community says that Gowarikar is presenting Jodhabai as Akbar’s wife, which is “factually incorrect”.
“The Karni Sena does not want the movie to be screened in the state,” Lokendra Singh Kalvi, president of the Karni Sena, told IANS earlier.
Looks like besides the birthday bash, Aishwarya won’t be celebrating the movie’s release also, in this desert region.