Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan spoke to the media shortly after Aaradhya was born. Here is what they said.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan shares a special bond with his stepdaughter Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya. Recently, on his 79th birthday, Aishwarya wished Amitabh a photo of him and Aaradhya.
Aaradhya was born in 2011, four years after the marriage of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Shortly after his birth, Amitabh and Abhishek came out of their Jalsa house and spoke to the media about the new family member.
Amitabh told the media that Aaradhya looks like Aishwarya to him.
“Mujhe toh aisa lagra hai ki Aishwarya pe hai. Lekin jaisa ke aap jaante hain, bacchon ki shakal pratidin badalti hai. Principal phir bhi manta hu ki Aishwarya ki shakal hai. Ghar mein kuch log samajhte hain ki qu ‘se hai (I think she looks like Aishwarya but babies’ faces keep changing as they get older. But I still think she looks like Aishwarya. Some people at home think she looks like Jaya and Abhishek) ” -he declares. The family had not yet decided on the baby’s name.
Amitabh also said: “Main bekar hu abhi. Mera Kaun Banega Crorepati khatam hogaya hai, aur simple paas koi film hai nai abhi. Toh main bekar hu, ab main ghar pe rahuga (I’m inactive right now. Kaun Banega Crorepati is finished and I don’t have a movie to shoot either. So I’m inactive and will stay home). To this, Abhishek intervened and declared that Amitabh would now take care of his granddaughter.
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Amitabh also spoke about the night Aishwarya gave birth to Aaradhya and how she refused epidurals or pain relievers during labor. “We went there on the 14th night. The doctors told us the baby could come anytime now. On the 16th morning, she delivered the baby. It was a normal childbirth even though nowadays people go for a cesarean and other things. But Aishwarya wanted a normal delivery, she had to struggle but I congratulate her for having been in acute labor for a long time, almost 2-3 hours. But she persisted, said she wanted a normal childbirth. She didn’t use an epidural or pain reliever, ”he said.
The actor is currently hosting the 13th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. Aishwarya worked on her comeback film Ponniyin Selvan with Mani Ratnam.