New Delhi: When Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a baby girl on November 16, 2011, it almost became national news. While some were eagerly waiting to know her name, others started circulating Aishwarya Rai's morphed pictures with the baby. For months, the Bachchans were busy denying reports about Beti B being named Abhilasha and their plans of selling her pictures like many Hollywood celebrities.
Many people expected Aaradhya to make her first public appearance in May at the Cannes Film Festival. Aaradhya accompanied her mom to Cannes, but Aishwarya managed to hide her face from the photographers. Many claimed that she will feature on Oprah Winfrey's show with Abhishek and Aishwarya, but it didn't happen. From Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitly to Shilpa Shetty, so many Bollywood actresses gave birth lately. However, everybody was so impatient to see Aishwarya's daughter.
Thanks to her surname, Aaradhya has become the youngest Bollywood celebrity as people want to know every detail about her.
Aishwarya used to cover her face every time she was snapped with Aaradhya. And then, Aishwarya Rai was seen shopping with her daughter in London. A Bollywood fan who got a chance to see the baby's face immediately tweeted that Beti B has brown eyes. This came as a disappointment for Aishwarya's fans who expected the baby to be Ash's replica.
Finally, after hounding Aishwarya Rai for almost ten months, a photographer managed to get a close up of Aaradhya at the airport while she was leaving for Chicago. The pictures became viral on the internet. Later, Aaradhya was seen at Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai's birthday parties as well. The series of insensitive comments about the baby were pretty shocking.
Many people called her ugly as she doesn't look like her mother. May be people have forgotten that she is just a one-year-old kid. Interestingly, Aaradhya has a Twitter account too, obviously it's fake.
When Aishwarya Rai was asked why she tried to hide Aaradhya's face from media, she replied, "I think it is the job of media to take pictures or bytes. But as a mother, as a family, we were just trying to be protective. She is too small and new to this world. I did not want her to get hassled. It was just a natural instinct of being protective."
Soon people will start guessing whether Aaradhya will become an actress or will chose a different profession. The best part is, she is just one and too young to understand all this. So no matter what the entire world thinks about her, Jaya Bachchan's 'Strawberry' is having a blast. The Bachchans really want the baby to have a normal childhood. However, going by the scenario so far, it seems really difficult.
Meanwhile, we wish a very happy birthday to Aaradhya Bachchan.
- Pic: Aaradhya & Aishwarya at one; splitting image
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