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Amitabh Bachchan: The grandfather
Hindustantimes.com
October 06, 2012
First Published: 18:26 IST(6/10/2012)
Last Updated: 12:21 IST(11/10/2012)
Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan pose at the English Vinglish premiere.

With the arrival of Aaradhya, we are sure that Big B's 70th birthday will be a little more special. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan has become grandfather to Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's eleven-month-old daughter Aaradhya and the megastar can't stop gushing about the bundle of joy wherever possible. On this special day we recall his moments with the youngest Bachchan.

Aaradhya pulls my beard: Amitabh Bachchan
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has a lot on his plate. But, mention his nine-month old granddaughter Aaradhya, and you get a big smile from him.

"She hasn’t started speaking yet but she pulls my beard. She knows that this man with beard is special. We adjust our timings according to her. I make sure I get enough time to play with her", Big B told the media at a recent appearance.

Big B shows grandpa love on KBC
Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been spending a lot of time pampering his granddaughter Aaradhya these days. So, when a 10-month-old baby was among the audience on the sets of quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 (KBC), he was more than happy to take her in his arms. At a recent shoot of KBC, a contestant named Vineet Kumar from Coimbatore was on the hot seat playing the quiz with Big B, when his 10-month-old daughter Khushi decided to have some fun.

She started fiddling with her mother’s mike, which disrupted the shoot. Later, when the break was announced, Kumar requested the Bachchan to meet his daughter and the 69-year-old gladly obliged.

Amitabh Bachchan with Aaradhya and Aishwarya
Big B went ahead and took the little one in his arms and cuddled her affectionately. Now, that’s one lucky baby!

Aaradhya shares a trait with grandpa Amitabh
It is a known fact that Amitabh Bachchan is an insomniac and now his granddaughter Aaradhya also shares this trait with him.

Not only her but also mom Aishwarya and dad Abhishek are awake during odd hours at night to entertain Aaradhya. “Aaradhya keeps Abhi-Ash awake till wee hours of the night", said Amitabh Bachchan.

Big B wants some importance from Aaradhya
Amitabh Bachchan wants some attention from his 9-month-old granddaughter Aaradhya.

"The only thing that I want her to do right now is that she should start giving us some importance and realise that I am her grandfather. The only thing that she has been able to understand, according to me, is that this bearded person is going to play an important role in her life", he told media.

Amitabh Bachchan talks about Aaradhya in blog
Amitabh Bachchan can't stop raving about baby Aaradhya. He recently talked about his grand daughter Aaradhya Bachchan on his blog saying that spending time with Aaradhya is like gymming.

"Ever realized playing with the 'little one' for just a few minutes could be equivalent to an entire two hour workout in the gym! Child is the father of man", Amitabh Bachchan wrote in his blog.

Big B reveals granddaughter's name
"My granddaughter is called Aaradhya", Amitabh Bachchan had posted on Twitter, putting to rest six months of speculation over the name of Abhishek and Aishwarya's child. Abhishek and Aishwarya welcomed their first child, a daughter, Nov 16 last year and since then fans have been curious to know her name.

The 69-year-old revealed the name when one of his fans, Haseena Wazeer, asked him about it on Twitter.

Hasween tweeted: "@SrBachchan sir (Amitabh Bachchan) want to see your lovely grand daughter...would really appreciate your reply with her name. Would love to know that. Thankyou."

The megastar replied: "Her name is Aaradhya".

Amitabh Bachchan describes Aaradhya on blog
Soon after Aaradhya was born, Big B wrote about the little one on his blog. “The soft innocence of nature rests in my arms, oblivious of what else happens around her. Occasionally she opens her large and what looks now to be eyes of the lighter hue, which those that have dealt with similar, know shall change with time,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.

“Often the gentlest of smiles quiver across her pouted upper lip, the shut eyes bringing expression through the brows and the settling down to that dream she must dream. Her head covered in the littlest of head gear she will ever adorn, snuggles into her mini quilt of varied colours dominated by the pink softness of its material", he added.

(With additional inputs)


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