Reports of Rani dating Aditya emerged in 2009, just about the same time when it was rumoured that his marriage with childhood sweetheart Payal Khanna was on the rocks.
Khanna, an interior decorator by profession, was very close to Aditya's parents Pamela and Yash Chopra.
In a recent interview, Rani stated that not being invited to the Abhishek-Aishwarya wedding made her realize her worth in the Bachchan clan, whom she considered family.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee (born 23 February 1974) is an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata.
Since 1999, he has sold designer merchandise using the label Sabyasachi.
As is the case in the media today, a woman’s looks are constantly scrutinized to the tiniest of details and Rani was also criticized for being short, dark and chubby.
In an age where everyone wants that “perfect” size zero figure and go under the knife to achieve that perfect look, Rani still remains true to herself and is unabashed about it.
It was only over a period of time that my aesthetics were honed." Sabyasachi's design philosophy is "Personalized imperfection of the human hand".
Deserts, gypsies, prostitutes, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his home town, Kolkata, have been a lifelong inspiration for this designer who believes that "clothes should just be an extension of one's intellect".His mother, Sandhya Mukherjee worked at Government Art College, and was deeply into handicrafts.His father, Shukumar Mukherjee lost his job when Sabyasachi was just 15 yrs.But through her sheer hard work and attention to detail, she has managed to make a lasting mark for herself in the Bollywood industry.She admits to being obsessive about tiny details of her craft and spends a great deal of time honing her talents.It’s no wonder then, that the Aditya Chopra – Rani Mukerji marriage was -true to her form- both a hush-hush affair, and a topic of wide public interest!