Baby Aaradhya’s face was Bollywood’s best-kept secret. Until now.
After ten months of intense trailing, Mumbai’s paparazzi has finally managed to get a full face shot of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s daughter.
The ten-month-old child, clad in a baby pink suit, was caught on camera along with her mother at the Mumbai airport. The mother-daughter duo was heading to Chicago to meet Abhishek, who is shooting the thriller Dhoom 3 in the United States.
The Bachchan clan has been highly secretive about the latest entrant into the family. From the christening to entertaining guests at their home, the Bachchans have tried to shield Aaradhya from prying eyes at every turn.
In an earlier interview with tabloid!, Abhishek repeatedly said that he wanted to give his daughter a “normal upbringing”.
“If I don’t show my daughter, it is secrecy, and if I go around showing her the right way, people say that I am flaunting her. You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” said Abhishek, who claimed that he knew about his father Amitabh’s super-star status only after he hit his teens.
“We had a very normal upbringing till then. With Aaradhya too, we take her out, go for walks etc,” said Bachchan.
Even after her birth, only a privileged few in Bollywood were invited to interact with the baby.
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shares his parenting views and told tabloid! over e-mail that she prefers to travel with Aaradhya while on trips overseas. “Life has become quieter, which is very nice. I am spending a lot of time with her and just enjoying being a family. I have learnt to manage my time better with work so that my family time isn’t compromised too much. I prefer to take her with me on travels when the commitments are not too tight. My mother accompanies me to help with Aaradhya, so I am blessed that way,” she said.