2006 saw Abhishek Bachchan cement his position as one of Bollywood's leading heroes, despite not having a solo hit this year. Agreed, Dhoom 2 was a success, but the lion's share of the credit for that must go to Hrithik Roshan.
Abhishek's portrayal of a loving husband in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was much appreciated, and it would not be an overstatement to say his performance was the best among the star-studded cast of Karan Johar's movie.
Umrao Jaan, in which Abhishek was the sole hero, failed to woo the box office.
But this year, Abhishek made headlines the most when hyphenated with Aishwarya Rai. The gossip mills went into overdrive about the two -- where they were seen together, how they were seen together etcetera, etcetera. The climax to the AbhiWariya (that's what we have decided to crown the two) story this year was when Ash was seen in a Varanasi temple, praying with the Bachchans.
In 2007, we will see AbhiWariya again in Mani Ratnam's Guru. And the latest speculation says they might tie the knot soon.
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