Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan are super happy - June 30, 2011
Abhishek and Aishwarya are finally going to be parents, after four years of marriage. Unable to contain his joy, the Big B had proudly announced the joyful tidings on a micro-blogging site.
Soon after, everyone who knew the Bachchans was on phone talking with one or the other member of the family. Close friends just dropped in at Jalsa in Mumbai.
"It's been crazy," Abhishek admitted late in the night. "We've all been trying to inform all our close friends about it. How do I feel? It's not sunk in yet. There's been no time. We're still busy sharing the news with our friends. The realization will come later. Right now I'm, kind of, numb. It's a big moment, yes."
As usual, the most restrained and controlled member of the Bachchan household was Jaya. Rather than get into the bustle of celebrations, she has already started thinking of practical matters.
Given the chance, the Bachchans would've liked to keep it quiet as long as possible."I guess it couldn't be kept quiet. So now you know why I've been trying to stay out of the public eye lately. It's still to sink in, really. Of course, Abhishek and I are super happy. But it is a matter of happiness for our entire family. And that makes all the difference," said Aishwarya.
Abhishek tells a great anecdote on his and his wife's unfazed attitude towards all the 'worried' queries about their parenthood. While waiting at an international airport for a connecting flight, the two were confronted by a boisterous middle-aged Punjabi woman. "So when do we hear the happy announcement?" said the woman conversationally.
Before Aishwarya could answer, Abhishek held the lady by the shoulder, "The happy announcement just happened. Your flight is ready for boarding." The anecdote typifies that complete lack of anxiety that the couple and its family felt about Aishwarya's imminent motherhood.
And now when it has happened, Aishwarya intends to quickly finish her only film on the floors, Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine and then take a long sabbatical.
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