The media frenzy over her daughter Aaradhya notwithstanding, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan says she does not want the little girl to "get hassled".
Aaradhya, born last November, has been clicked by shutterbugs on a few occasions -- most recently at grandfather Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday bash last night in Mumbai.
"She was a part of the celebrations yesterday. I was on double duty as she was in and out of sleep. But that is ok, I have no complaints. I love her very much. I love to spend time with her," Aishwarya told reporters here, at an event.
"I think it is the job of media to take pictures or bytes. But as a mother, as a family, we were just trying to be protective. She is too small and new to this world. I did not want her to get hassled. It was just a natural instinct of being protective," she said.