Baby joy for Ash and Abhi

Baby joy for Ash and Abhi

FORMER MISS WORLD turned Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is pregnant, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan has revealed.

By Afp, Ians

Published: Thu 23 Jun 2011, 11:43 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:12 AM

“NEWS NEWS NEWS !! I AM GOING TO BECOME A GRANDFATHER .. AISHWARYA EXPECTING .. SO HAPPY AND THRILLED !!!,” the star wrote on his Twitter account late on Tuesday.

Aishwarya Rai, 37, married Abhishek, 35, in April 2007. The news comes after weeks of media speculation in gossip columns about the actress’ fluctuating weight.

Bachchan senior later said that he was “overwhelmed” with the response to the news from followers and had received 2,843 Tweets of congratulation in just half an hour.

“And so to becoming a Dada! The excitement and the joy of the first Bachchan coming after my brother and me and Abhishek and Bhim and Shweta and Nilima, Namrata, Naina. Nana I was, but now Dada!! The doctors just confirmed it this evening and I have shared it immediately,” he said.

“There is joy and happiness around us. The legacy of my father lives on. My father and my mother brought forth two sons - Amitabh and Ajitabh. Amitabh had two — Shweta and Abhishek. Ajitabh had four, Nilima, Namrata, Naina and Bhim, who are yet to be married. My daughter has two children—Navya and Agastya— now cometh the progeny of my son that shall bear the surname Bachchan - the first in this generation,” Big B said.

“My parents that reside in our hearts and above shall be most pleased and happy to see the family grow - a family that they started with care and love. We take responsibility of continuance and feel a sense of pride and promise as we think of the coming days...the growth of a family...the growth of a legacy...the growth of another generation,” he said.

There was no immediate indication when the baby is due, though there are speculation that it might be a December baby.

Meanwhile, celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Reitesh Deshmukh took to twitter to congratulate Bachchan family.

COVER-UP: Aishwarya’s choice of attire over the past couple of months hinted at more than just the usual weight-gain. For the Cannes red carpet she chose to wear gowns that covered her bump while in Paris for the Prix de Diane horse race later on, she wrapped herself in a peach lace outfit that had many speculating about her ‘fuller curves’. And though Bachchan has taken to the blog to insist the pregnancy was confirmed only on Tuesday, we can’t help but wonder if it was just a well-timed announcement to take the spotlight away from the IIFA weekend

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