Actor Amitabh Bachchan has a special bond with his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his granddaughter Aradhya. Recently, on his 79th birthday, Aishwarya asked Amitabh for a photo of him and Aradhya.
Aradhya was born in 2011, four years after the marriage of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Shortly after her birth, Amitabh and Abhishek left their Jalsa home and spoke to the media about the new family member.
Amitabh told the media that Aradhya 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. Main phir bhi manta hu ki Aishwarya ki shakal hai. Ghar mein kuch log samajhte hain ki thoda bahut Jaya, Abhishek se milta hai (I think she looks like Aishwarya but babies’ faces keep changing as they grow up. But I still think she looks like Aishwarya. Some people at home think she looks like Jaya and Abhishek)” he said. By then, the family had not decided on the baby’s name.
Amitabh had also said, “Main bekar hu abhi. Mera ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ khatam hogaya hai, aur mere paas koi hai nai abhi movie. Toh main bekar hu, ab main ghar per rahuga (I am idle at the moment. ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ is over and I don’t have a movie to shoot either. So I am idle and I stay home.” At this, Abhishek chimed in and said that Amitabh will now take care of his granddaughter.
Amitabh also talked about the night Aishwarya gave birth to Aaradhya and how he refused epidural anesthesia or painkillers during labor. “We were there on the night of 14th. Doctors had told us that the baby could be born at any time. She gave birth to the baby on the 16th morning. This was a normal delivery, although nowadays people opt for C-section (cesarean) and other things. But Aishwarya wanted a normal delivery, she had to struggle, but I commend that she was in acute labour (pain) for a long time, almost 23 hours. But she insisted that she wanted a normal delivery. She didn’t use any (kind of) epidurals or pain relievers, “he said.
Amitabh Bachchan, the actor is currently presenting the 13th season of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Aishwarya Bachchan has been working with Mani Ratnam on her comeback film ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.