Baby Girl for Aishwarya and Abhishek

The Bollywood film fraternity has welcomed the wonderful news of Aishwarya Rai Bachan giving birth to a baby girl. Excited father, Abhishek Bachchan who was with Aishwarya at the birth, tweeted the joyful news on 16th November 2011 soon after the birth.

"I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !!"

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to a baby girl at the private Seven Hills Hospital in the Western Mumbai suburb of Andheri on Wednesday, 16th November, 2011, in the morning.

The wonderful news was revealed to the world by an ecstatic father, Abhishek Bachchan on Twitter. Abhishek tweeted: “IT’S A GIRL!!!!!! :-)))))” at about 9.55am IST (4.21am GMT).

Immediately after, the joyful grandfather, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted saying: “I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !!” he then added: “A dada ji … Ecstatic !!!!”

This baby will be the first of the next Bachchan generation. Consultation for the baby’s name from numerologists and astrologists indicated that her name should begin with the letter ‘K’ based on her birth date and time of birth.

The news travelled thick and fast thanks to Social Media. Best wishes and congratulations began to pour in to the Bachchans. Bollywood stars on Twitter reacted with much happiness for the Bachchans. Here are some of the Tweets from the Bollywood fraternity:

Karan Johar – “Congratulations!! Baby B had a baby girl!! @juniorbachchan!!! All the love and happiness…am sure she will be the prettiest girl ever!!!”

Shahrukh Khan: “@juniorbachchan how beautiful is this feeling. Allah bless u and Aish. Dying to come & see the three of u…YAY!!!! Now u really r PA lov u”

Shahrukh Khan: “@SrBachchan yippeeee!!! All love & health & happiness…this is Masha Allah absolutely beautiful. Bless u Sir. This calls for a dance!!!”

Bipasha Basu – “OMG! So excited Baby B is Daddy to a lil Angel! Congrats Ash n @juniorbachchan n to d entire family!Welcome sweet baby girl:)”

Anupam Kher – “CONGRATULATIONS @juniorbachchan and Ash. So so Happy. May the new arrival in the family bring more happiness, joy and peace. Love.:)”

Javed Akhtar – “@SrBachchan. Congratulations Amitabh ji, this has evoked my memory of the day when Shweta was born. Time flies and how swiftly !!”

Rohan Sippy – “@juniorbachchan congratulations- awesome news!!!”

Boman Irani – “@SrBachchan Dadaji!!!!!! All of us here are delirious with joy! Bless you all! @juniorbachchan OHHHH MAAAARAAAAA BAAAAAAP!!!!! Overjoyed my darlings!!!!!!”

Shreya Ghoshal – “@SrBachchan: T 561 – I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !!” awww! Congratulations:):):) When can we see her ! Do post a picture.”

Genelia D’souza – “@SrBachchan congrats sir, I’m sure Jayaji n u r thrilled,, so so happy n lots n lots of love”

Abhishek grateful for all the messages flowing in to them, Tweeted:

“Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much needed rest….”

Becoming a father for the first time the excitement is usually difficult to bear with emotions running high and joyful feelings. Abhishek is no different as he expressed this on Twitter: “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!!!!”

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai got married on April 20, 2007 and since the wedding everyone speculated when she would be expecting her first child. Many rumours followed until it was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter that Aishwarya was pregnant on Tuesday 21st June 2011 saying: “NEWS NEWS NEWS !! I AM GOING TO BECOME A GRANDFATHER… AISHWARYA EXPECTING… SO HAPPY AND THRILLED.” Since then, the pregnancy has been followed obsessively by media, especially, in India.

Many interested fans and spectators gathered at the Seven Hills Hospital on Friday 11th November 2011 thinking Aishwarya was to be admitted for the birth but it was not the case, her visit was for a routine check up and she left the hospital after about an hour.

Aishwariya Rai Bachchan was actually admitted to the hospital on the night of Monday 14th November 2011 to give birth, and the waiting game started for the baby news. On the night Abhishek tweeted: “all doing well.” The actress was looked after by the renowned Indian gynaecologist, Dr. Vinita Salvi. At one time it was thought Aishwarya was going to have twins but in reality we all know now she’s had a cute baby girl, especially, in the eyes of her grandfather, Senior Bachchan!

This bundle of joy has naturally attracted lots and lots of media attention and will continue to do so. The news has trended on Twitter too.

It’s expected Aishwarya will stay in hospital for a couple of days before she heads home with the addition to the Bachchan family. In the meantime, this wonderful news will continue to spread around the world, thrilling fans of Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan.

Nazhat is an ambitious 'Desi' woman with interests in news and lifestyle. As a writer with a determined journalistic flair, she firmly believes in the motto "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest," by Benjamin Franklin.