Abhishek Bachchan an elated father to be has confirmed that his baby is due in November.
“We’ve not been given a date yet, but yes, it is a November baby. That will take the number of November borns in the Bachchan family to six, starting with my grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan, my father-in-law Krishnakant Rai, Aishwarya, my nephew Agastya and my pet dog Shanook”, says elated Abhishek Bachchan.
Abhishek is currently busy with shooting of Bol Bachchan. But since he will be shooting in the city he won’t be taking any paternal leave.
“I will be with Aishwarya when she delivers. I can’t wait to hold our baby,” he grins.
When asked if this baby will be his one and only he replies, “I believe in the concept of ‘Hum do hamare do’ (two for the two of us). Like my parents, I too want two kids. Right now, I’m praying for a healthy baby and if it’s a daughter, I hope she looks like her mother”.
People have been wondering why it was Amitabh Bachchan who broke the news of pregnancy rather than the father to be.
“When my mother was expecting my sister, Shweta, it was my grandfather who made the news official. So I couldn’t have taken that right away from my father”, says Abhishek explaining the family tradition.
Abhishek said that he would be relying on his father and mother to help him and Ash to become good parents.
“Once this is over, I’ll pester him to guide me on how to become as good a father as he is,” says the actor. “Maa (Jaya Bachchan) and Aishwarya get along like a house on fire.” “She had tears in her eyes when the doctors confirmed the news. In a few weeks, I’m sure she will get cracking on what Aishwarya needs to be fed”, he adds.
Whether Aishwarya Rai will continue to work or take a break from acting has been the question for many days. Putting a rest to these questions Abhishek replies, “Maa didn’t stop working after Shweta was born, but after I came along, she cut down on films. Aishwarya has that choice too. No one is ever going to force her to work or quit. Penelope Cruz worked on Pirates of theCaribbean with a baby in her womb. Hundreds of women work when they are expecting and lactating. It’s my wife’s call. For now, she’s pregnant and happy”.
He also denied the rumors that Aishwarya Rai was out of RajKumar Santoshi’s ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’. He says that Ash will be shooting for the movie as soon as she is ready. “Ladies and Gentleman will feature Aishwarya and me,” he concludes.