Updated: November 17, 2011 01:56 IST

It's a girl for Aishwarya

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Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan arrives for a check up with Abhishek Bachchan on November 14 at a hospital in Mumbai. File photo
PTI Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan arrives for a check up with Abhishek Bachchan on November 14 at a hospital in Mumbai. File photo

In June this year, Amitabh Bachchan broke the news about Aishwarya's pregnancy.

The Bachchans, one of the most renowned families of Bollywood film industry, sent happy tweets on Wednesday morning to tell fans and well-wishers that the family had been blessed with the arrival of a baby girl.

Abhishek Bachchan, husband of actor Aishwarya Rai and the proud father of their first baby, tweeted on the social micro-blogging site Twitter at around 10 a.m., “IT'S A GIRL!!!!!! :-)))))”

“Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much needed rest....” the 35-year-old actor tweeted later in the day.

Aishwarya (38) was admitted to a city hospital on Monday night. The delivery took place on Wednesday morning.

“I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl!!” tweeted Amitabh Bachchan. “A dada ji ... Ecstatic !!!!” he exclaimed later.

Several family friends and celebrities visited Seven Hills Hospital to wish the Bachchan family. Among those who called on the proud mother were actor Sonali Bendre and her husband Goldie Behl, producer Bunty Walia, director Apoorva Lakhia, and politician and close friend of the Bachchan family Amar Singh.

Many celebrities including Shahrukh Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Javed Akhtar and Karan Johar tweeted wishes to the Bachchan family.

“thank you all ...!” Amitabh said in response.

On Tuesday evening, he had posted an anxious message on the website, “... and as I write, there is still no news from Aishwarya…your wishes and prayers with us...thank you...”

On Wednesday evening, Abhishek expressed his excitement: “And I'm trying my level best to get rid of this caffeine high and get some sleep too. Don't think it'll work. TOO EXCITED!!!!”

Amitabh thanked the media for not intruding into the family's privacy. “As I travel back from the hospital I need to thank the media for keeping their word of not intruding on our privacy. Deeply obliged!” he wrote on Wednesday evening.

The Broadcast Editors Association's (BEA) had issued a 10-point guideline for the coverage of Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan's delivery, so that the privacy of the family was maintained.

Amitabh also promised the media that the family will give time to the media. “We will give time to both electronic and print media... PR will be setting up... Have been up for more than 24 hours... Need rest.”


Guidelines for coverage November 9, 2011

Yet another star has born ro suceed the present star, considered the most beautiful Girl of the century.Aiswaryam, the fortunre, given birth to another aiswaryam,THE LUCKEST STONE FOR THE INDIA.HENCE WHATEVER AISWARYA PRODUCES FURTHER,IT IS A FORTUNE FOR THE AMITAB FAMILY,WHO IS ALREADY RICH IN T HE FILM INDUSTRY.LET THE COUNTRY GET MORE SHOWERS,MORE PROSPERITY AND MORE PEACE AS WELL.
LET US WAIT AND SEE.AAYUSHMAN BAVA.this is what we bless and wish now.

from:  vaidya
Posted on: Nov 19, 2011 at 01:28 IST

Why is media wasting time reporting on one super rich baby who will live a very comfortable life and lack nothing. Why can't media try of help the hundreds of poor babies who are either abandoned, dying of malnutrition & diseases, deprived of eduction, etc.

from:  Cleo Hasini
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 22:33 IST

Who cares ???

from:  Sunny
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 21:51 IST

Congratulation Aishwarya!!!!!!

from:  Deepa Balaji
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 21:48 IST

Is this a truly news-worthy occurrence?? And before anyone criticises
me, I would like to clarify that I came to this Webpage ONLY to post
this comment, and NOT to read the "news" item.

from:  Subramanian
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 20:37 IST

congratulations to bachans family for getting a baby girl and all my prayers with baby.

from:  Hibba ali
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 18:04 IST

Congratulations to Bachchans family for getting baby girl.

from:  Damodar D.Naik
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 15:00 IST

This is not a news to be commented.

from:  Saravanan Krishnamoorthy
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 13:23 IST

congratulations to for blessed with a girl child god bless her

from:  Yashoda Bisht
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 12:16 IST

Congratulations to Parents and Grand parents on the new arrival of a baby girl. May God bless the child with long life of good health and happiness.

from:  Balasubramanian A
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 09:45 IST

Media is playing such an irresponsible role by making such kind of things a big headlines..pathetic..!!!..every child is a prince or princess in his/her parents eyes so why media is saying this little baby 'Bollywood's Royal Princess'..isn't it too much..?? She is just an innocent baby like every other child...these people and their related articles are not that important as they always get hype from the news..its the media who makes them 'God' for no reasons...shame..!!!

from:  Luvleen
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 04:13 IST

60+ years after Independence and we still cannot get our priorities right. Excessive media hype on such topics will only serve to further fracture our already fractured society.The majority of people do NOT read articles on PC's and comment like we, the privileged few, do. The majority is out there on the streets, or in slums, reading about the "Bachhan bahu" and what clothes she wears, etc. I have known maidservants with 2 children spend 80% of their salary on the new saree that the hawker claims is from the same fashion line used by Ms Bachhan. The only thing they will see is the glamour. They will never, as someone here seems to think, see this as a sign that you should give the girl child a chance. Till we can educate the masses on the priorities of life almost any media hype on such topics is a criminal offence.

from:  Aritra Gupta
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011 at 00:17 IST

Proud that Ash is now a mother and Avishekh is a father. Its a gift from God and will make them very proud. Good health and good luck to the Bacchan family.

from:  Ashoke banerjee
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 23:46 IST

my hearty congratulations to bachan family, may god give happiness and peace in their family.

from:  PRASAD
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 17:30 IST

Congrats to Aishwarya Rai and family

from:  Subhasini Majhi
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 17:01 IST

congrates to Ashwarya and family.

from:  subhasini
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 16:58 IST


from:  S Reddy
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 16:53 IST

It's good that media should hype them. At least people will understand the value and importance of Girl-child. Sex-ratio is going down, importance to girl child in news can give some support. Anyway, congrats to Bachchan family.

from:  Rajnish Sharma
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 15:08 IST

Congrats Indians -all your problems are over. Ishwarya has brought
Ishwaryam to India- what you Indians have to do, is to put up with
all your problems from dawn to dawn, patiently and suffer till she
grows to become another Miss Universe when all your problems will be
over just like what had happened when her mother became the Miss

In remote parts of Tamil nadu baby girl foetus are reported to be
killed before birth when girl born in the richest family has hit the
headlines in many medias -except of course- for my Hindu- it was just

from:  Ramachandran
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 14:35 IST

Congratulation to the Family of Bacchan Parivar and best wishes for their newly born baby !!!

from:  Bipin kumar Mishra
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 12:58 IST

congrats to bachans,

from:  Lilly
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 12:58 IST

The Hindu is far better than the other media people. It is just a one liner and that too not on headlines.. Others are giving so much of hype to this even after the restrictions were given. Giving birth is such a normal thing and that too for the richest family, it is the easiest thing. I appreciate The Hindu for focusing on other things

from:  Sathish
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 12:37 IST

Dear,Aiswarya Abhisake good luck

from:  shilpi bhatia
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 10:59 IST

congratulations!!!!! 4 being blessed wd a girl child.......... wishing her 4 a bright future.

from:  aisha
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 10:49 IST

congratulation and best wishes to bollywood actor amithab. abhi.aishwarya

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 09:20 IST

Dont know why media people are so obsessed with these kinda things. Probably every indian needs to relook at themselves. Stop creating a hype fuss. What's so special about this birth? Ya only thing is its 'Bachans'.

from:  robin
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 09:18 IST

Our good wishes to Abhishek and Aiswarya,the proud parents of their first child.However,while there are so many other important matters of the nation to be reported by the press,it is a pity that the Indian media both print and electronic has given so much of importance to the pregnancy and delivery of actress Aiswarya Rai,even warranting a dictat from BEA restricting them to keep restraint and not to barge into the privacy of the couple and their family! The hype created by the media is really nauseating and I won't be surprised if they organise even a panel discussion about the anxiety, tensions and pain undergone by not Aiswarya but the people and the media persons before,during and after the delivery by the actress in the TV also.I wonder in anger when our media is really going to behave matured.

from:  Tharcius S.Fernando
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 08:53 IST

heartly congrats to the bachchan family for getting a baby girl as god's gift in their family. may she be all happiness to herself and her family and get all guts and glory. congrats again 'for cutest guests arrival in their family'.

from:  mihir kumar
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 08:38 IST

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from:  dinesh soni
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 08:23 IST

All the best to the new parents and the grandparents but I beg to point out - isn't it a shame that in a nation where over half of the population can't get 2 square meals per day, these people get so much importance that separate guidelines are created to be followed for their media exposure exclusively?

from:  Aritra Gupta
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 06:01 IST

So happy for them, Congrats to the family.

from:  Prasad
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 04:39 IST
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