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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Beti B very sweet, obedient: Abhishek

Father-son duo Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan addressed the media for the first time after Aishwarya's delivery. They are very happy to be blessed with a baby girl and Abhishek can't stop gushing about her: "She's very sweet, doesn't cry much..." VIDEO

entertainment Updated: Nov 23, 2011 11:44 IST

Father-son duo Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan addressed the media in Mumbai for the first time after Aishwarya's delivery.

The Bachchan family is on cloud nine. "We are very happy. Goddess Lakshmi has come to our family and we have brought Lakshmi ratna home. We are happy to have a daughter. This is what Abhishek and Jaya wanted," said Amitabh who brought his new-born granddaughter to his home Jalsa on Tuesday.

"Aishwarya is also very happy but a little tired," added Abhishek.

"We took her to Prateeksha first because that is our first home. We took my father's blessings and then came to Jalsa," said Amitabh.

Big B is grateful to the media for respecting their privacy.

"I'm thankful to the media for following the regulations issued for coverage. The media kept their promise."

He added, "I never asked the I & B (Information and broadcast) ministry to do it. Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) had issued the regulations."

Amitabh can't stop praising his daughter-in-law: "Aishwarya wanted to have a normal delivery. She was in acute labour for two-three hours and refused to take any pain killers. She acted brave all through."

What are Big B's current projects? "KBC is over and have no film in hand right now. Main bekaar hoon (I'm unemployed)."

Abhishek corrects him: "He's in full duty of his granddaughter."

Abhishek on daughter: "She's very sweet, obedient and very cooperative. Shant hai, zyada roti nahi hai (She's quiet and doesn't cry much)."

So has the feeling sunk in?

"I'm still getting used to the fact that I'm a father now. It's still sinking in because for me the definition of father is Amitabh Bachchan. I haven't got used to it yet," says dad Abhishek.

Any celebration happening soon?

"No big celebration. People are visiting, they are welcome. That's about it," says Big B.

The baby girl looks like her mother. "I think she resembles Aishwarya, but you know that children change and some people in the family think she has some resemblance to Abhishek."

Baby B's name is still undecided.

"We are still thinking on the name. It's just a thought that it should start with A. There won't be any naamkaran. As soon as we decide upon a name, we'll keep it," concluded Big B.

Abhishek, Big B share their excitement on twitter:

@juniorbachchan: Brought the girls home today.I hope beti B realizes the joy she has brought with her. The house is bursting with pink and proud grandparents.

@SrBachchan: T 568 -THE 'lady' is home ! carried her from the hospital as per tradition. My Father carried her father home. Blessings and wishes from all.

@SrBachchan: T 568 -Compliment, gratitude to media for not encroaching on privacy as promised. A few paparazzi chased us from Hospital, but thats alright.

@SrBachchan: Jaya stayed back to prepare her welcome to our homes. Prateeksha first,obeisance at temple and to her GreatGrands and then Jalsa..

First Published: Nov 22, 2011 18:16 IST

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