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Ash-Abhi wedding brings smiles to many
Binoy Valsan | April 19, 2007 19:04 IST
They are not invited for the big wedding. But they have a reason to celebrate.
The Ash-Abhishek wedding has given a major boost to the businesses of chaiwalas, Vada Pav-walas and panwalas, courtesy diehard fans who have camped around the Bachchan villa, media crowd and policemen.
Suresh Bhaskar Devare and his wife Anita are running a small tea stall and eatery just outside Prateeksha, where everyone is on marriage alert. They have been running the stall for 35 years. Being near the Bachchans has always helped.
Prasad K Tholar is on his toes these days. He has a small refreshment stall near Prateeksha, which has become a hangout for star-crazed fans, journalists and policemen.
"It's a good thing that they are getting married," Tholar smiles. "I have been getting good business. No one can stand the heat and they all have to drink something or the other."
The Bachchan family have been providing refreshments to policemen and journalists since Wednesday afternoon.
"Last night people kept coming until 2 am. I am keeping extra packets of cigarettes now so that I don't run out," he
However, he too has a complaint. Some fans and media people are relieving themselves near his stall. He feels "some arrangement should have been made for this also."