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Birthdays bring in a lot of joy and happiness as we wait for an entire year to celebrate the special day with our loved ones. From surprise parties to warm wishes, everyone around us makes our day super-special. And like all of us, B-town celebs too love celebrating their birthdays with their loved ones. And, when it comes to celebrity kids, the excitement doubles. The Bachchan pariwaar is going through similar emotions as their beautiful angel, Aaradhya Bachchan has turned nine, and it is her dadaji, Amitabh Bachchan, who has the sweetest wish for her. (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Shares Cute Video As She Celebrates Her Daughter, Samisha's First Diwali)
The shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan dotes on his grandchildren, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan and shares a warm bond with them. In an interview with IANS, the daadu dearest had revealed that he loves spoiling his grandchildren and often takes advantage of his authoritative position in the family. He had also revealed that because of his authoritative position in the family, their parents would not oppose him. Amit ji is undoubtedly an epitome of a doting grandfather.
On November 16, 2020, Aaradhya Bachchan turned nine and her dadaji, Amitabh Bachchan took to his IG handle and shared a collage of pictures of Aaradhya. The collage comprised pictures of Aaradhya from her childhood when she was one-year-old and gave us glimpses of how his little angel has grown up. With nine different pictures of Aaradhya from age one to nine, Amit ji penned a heart-melting wish, which can be read as “Happy birthday Aaradhya... all my love.”
It was in July 2020, when Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan had tested positive for COVID-19. And with Amit ji and Abhishek, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan too had tested positive. While Aaradhya and Aishwarya had recovered quickly, Amit ji and Abhishek had taken some time. In an episode of the popular game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati season 12, Amit ji had revealed how he and his granddaughter, Aaradhya were watching KBC and the little one had enlightened him with her thoughts on the virus. While speaking on NDTV telethon, Amit ji had revealed, “Last night, my granddaughter Aaradhya was seeing KBC and said, you know, this corona might mean ‘the crown’, but actually it is ‘karo na’. Which means, ‘don’t do’. I thought that was brilliant.” (Also Read: Ankita Lokhande Pens A Birthday Wish For Former Beau, Sushant Singh Rajput's Sister, Shweta)
Amit ji had once written a letter for his granddaughters, Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan, which could be read as “My very dearest Navya and Aaradhya, You both carry a very valuable legacy on your tender shoulders – Aaradhya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan…and Navya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Shri H P Nanda…. Both your pardadajis gave your present surnames celebrated fame, dignity and recognition! Both of you may be a Nanda or a Bachchan, but you are also girls…women! And because you are women people will force their thinking, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go."
His letter had further stated, "Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. Don’t let anyone make you believe that the length of your skirt is a measure of your character. Don’t let anyone’s opinion of who you should be friends with, dictate who you will be friends with. Don’t get married for any other reason other than you want to get married. People will talk. They shall say some terrible things. But that doesn’t mean you have to listen to everyone. Never ever worry about – log kya kahenge.”
He had concluded his letter by saying, "But I believe that it is women like you that will change that. It may not be easy, setting your own boundaries, making your own choices, rising above people’s judgment. But YOU! you can set an example for women everywhere. Do this and you would have done more than I have ever done, and it will be my honor to be known not as Amitabh Bachchan, but as your grandfather!! With all my love Your Dadaji your Nana.” (Also Read: Rohanpreet Singh And Neha Kakkar Celebrate Their First Diwali Together In Dubai)
Happiest birthday to Aaradhya!
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