Technology unites separated Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan arrives with his wife actress Aishwarya Rai for the inaugural Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver, British Columbia. (REUTERS)

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated this year's Karva Chauth without her husband Abhishek, who was busy shooting abroad.
 
Karva Chauth is an annual one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in India, in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.

After completing the fast, women looking through a sieve first at the rising moon and then at their husband. The husbands then feed the wife and the fast is broken.
 
But work commitment kept Abhishek Bachchan away from his fasting wife Aishwarya.

But technology saved the day for the couple. Ash and Abhishek connected through video calling - Facetime.

Abhishek is currently shooting in Bangkok and connected with Aishwarya on the occasion, on Tuesday.
 
"My first Karva Chauth away from the Mrs. Thank god for Facetime," Abhishek posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

However, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan seemed quite amused that Abhishek and Aishwarya celebrated Karva Chath through skype.
 
"Abhishek out of country on shoot .. so face of husband seen through Skype, for Karvachauth by Aishwarya .. what times we live in !!," he posted.

Aishwarya looked pretty in a lime green outfit at the Bachchan residence in Mumbai. She was seen with her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan.

Abhishek and Aishwarya got married in 2007 and have a two-year-old daughter Aaradhya.

Abhishek, who will next be seen in 'Dhoom 3', has reportedly been roped in for Umesh Shukla's next movie titled 'Mere Apne'.

The actor will soon be seen in director Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year' along with Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.

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