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On November 16, 2011, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became parents to a little angel, Aaradhya Bachchan and she became the heart of the Bachchan clan. When the little one was born, the Bachchans made sure to not let any paparazzi wander near her and kept their little sunshine away from the media glare. Seven years later, Aaradhya isn’t such a mystery. (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Aaradhya Bachchan's Mother-Daughter Moments Are Nothing But Pure Love)
From her luxurious trips to Cannes and adorable family pictures, the world gushes over this little girl, Aaradhya as much as they love the Bachchan parivaar. On November 16, 2018, Aaradhya ringed in her 7th birthday and her proud father, Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram handle to wish his little angel.
Posting an illustration of Aaradhya with her parents, Abhishek and Aishwarya shared by a fan, he wrote, “Happy birthday little princess! You are the pride and joy of the family. I pray you remain the ever smiling, innocent and loving girl that you are. Love you with all my heart…”
In another post, he shared a twinning picture of Aaradhya with her mommy, Aishwarya and captioned it, “My beauties. A child's birthday cannot be complete without appreciating her mother. For giving birth to her, For loving her, taking care of her and basically just being a Wonder Woman!” He thanked wifey, Aishwarya to give him the greatest gift ever, “To the Mrs.- thank you for giving me the greatest gift ever... Our daughter! And to my Angel- Happy Birthday again, Aaradhya. @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb”.
Meanwhile, Aaradhya’s dada, Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his official blog: "Love and blessings and wishes for all her wishes to come true... Aaradhya Bachchan, the blessings of a daughter in the house... live long... live happy... live with pride..." Here are the two pictures he shared of their ‘jigar da tukda’:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to Aaradhya Bachchan at Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri on November 16, 2011. Announcing the arrival of their little angel, Big B tweeted, "I am Dada to the cutest baby girl." Even the elated daddy posted on Twitter, "Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much-needed rest. And I’m trying my level best to get rid of this caffeeine high and get some sleep too. Don’t think it’ll work. TOO EXCITED." (Also Read: Bollywood Celeb Kids And Beautiful Bond Of Love, Respect And Care They Share With Their Grandparents)
Speaking about Aaradhya’s name and its meaning, Aishwarya shared in an interview, “Aaradhya means ‘one who is worthy of worship’. It was a name both Abhishek and I had always considered, but we threw it open to our extended family.” Abhishek shared that Aaradhya is free to choose her career and they will be proud of her regardless of what she becomes, “As a parent you want the best for your child. What she decides to do is completely her choice. We will never weigh down on her, that this is what we expect you to do. We would be proud of her regardless of what she becomes.”
Elaborating on how they keep their everyday routine normal for Aaradhya, Aishwarya stated, “I have been a very normal mother with her throughout. I have gone with her everywhere. I go to her school every day. I have done normal things with her like taken her to the park, visited temples, gone to the supermarket etc., so that she understands what ‘normal normal’ is and what social excitement is.”
Abhishek commented on the same, “Aaradhya is a very sweet kid but I don’t think she understands that bit. She knows we are actors, who appear in films and on TV. She also realises that her dadi ma goes to the Parliament. But I don’t think she understands the concept of, ‘oh, my parents and grandparents are really famous people’. We have tried to keep things as normal as possible for her. Her mother teaches her all of that. Aishwarya is very good at keeping Aaradhya grounded.”
How Aaradhya became her priority and everything else came secondary, Aishwarya was quoted as saying, “It's something I've grown up with. From the time I was 18, I've been juggling with many responsibilities. My day begins at 5.30 am. It has been that way from the time I remember. Of course, after Aaradhya my priorities have changed completely. She comes first, everything else is secondary.” (Also Read: Aaradhya Bachchan And Azad Rao Khan Perform As Sita And Ram At The Dussehra Assembly, Video Inside)
Every year the Bachchan family hosts a grand birthday bash for Aaradhya. We are waiting to see the pictures from Aaradhya’s seventh birthday.
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