Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her mother-in-law, Jaya Bachchan apparently have a Bengali link, which comes in handy when they team up against Abhishek Bachchan.
In a candid interview with DNA, Abhishek Bachchan talked about how his wife Aishwarya and his mother Jaya Bachchan, who is a Bengali, join hands to fight against him in Bangla.
"Maa and Ash gang up against me and they keep rattling on in Bengali. Mom knows the language because she is Bengali and Aishwarya had worked with Rituparno Ghosh in 'Chokher Bali', so she also can speak the language quite well. So, whenever they have to team up against me, they start talking in Bengali," said Abhishek.
The Junior Bachchan also stated that Amitabh Bachchan also knows Bengali very well, leaving him the odd one out in the Bachchan house who is not familiar with the language.
"I understand it a bit. But I cannot speak much. My naani (grandmother) keeps complaining that I am the only person in the family who does not know the language properly. Even Pa (Amitabh Bachchan) can speak it well because he spent a lot of his formative years in Kolkata. I am the only odd one out in the picture," he said.
Recently, Amitabh Bachchan was seen portraying the role of a Bengali father in "Piku" starring Deepika Padukone. While Aishwarya has worked in the Bengali movie "Chokher Bali", Abhishek has also done a Bengali film "Antarmahal". Both "Chokher Bali" and "Antarmahal" were directed by Rituparno Ghosh.
Abhishek and Aishwarya got married on 20 April, 2007 and the couple have a daughter, named Aaradhya. While Abhishek was seen on screen in the movie "All Is Well" recently, Aishwarya will make a comeback with the movie "Jazbaa", slated to be released on 9 October.
The actress was away from films for quite a long time for her daughter, who was born on 16 November, 2011.