Mani Ratnam was disappointed when Abhishek and Aishwarya refused to stay for the premiere of Guru as it was coming in the way of thier honeymoon.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai gave a royal ditch to director Mani Ratnam at Cannes. Although the couple was at Cannes recently, they gave Guru premiere a miss despite Ratnam’s frequent requests. Obviously, this has not gone down well with Ratnam. Says a source close to the filmmaker, “Yes Abhishek and Aishwarya had other plans and they were flying out the very day Guru premiered here. Mr Ratnam had asked them to stay back but to no avail.”
The cast members not only attended the red-carpet event, but also addressed the audiences and the media at the festival. The two were conspicuous by their absence. Says another source from Cannes, “Abhishek and Ash were not present at the premiere. Mani Ratnam is not too happy with the way the actors opted out of the event.”
Apparently, the couple believes that they are long done with the film and any publicity exercise at this point is of no use. Says a source close to Aishwarya, “She is on a pleasure trip after a long time. Obviously, she didn’t want to think about work. The Guru premiere would have been followed by interviews and discussions. She has already interrupted her honeymoon for her earlier commitment to L’Oreal.
” She made an appearance on May 16 for the opening-night screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights. Then she had said that she would return to her vacation by the weekend.”
Also, the actress had told the producers (UTV) of Jodha Akbar that she would not be part of the luncheon and other promotional events for Jodha Akbar.