It’s safe to say Aaradhya Bachchan is the most famous seven month old in India. Born on November 16, 2011, Aaradhya’s name was a well kept secret by parents Aishwarya and Abhishek and the rest of the Bachchan clan. That didn’t stop the press, us included, from dedicating column inches and generating reams of headlines about her. We dubbed the littlest Bachchan, Beti B.
The tiny mite was shielded fiercely from the cameras that inevitably follow in her mother’s wake. There was no photo-op when Aishwarya left Seven Hills Hospital to take her new born baby home. There were certainly no pictures released for public consumption, and only a select handful were allowed to meet the new addition to the family. Chief among them were American chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, who was one of the earliest visitors to the Bachchan household after Aaradhya’s birth, and Shah Rukh Khan.
Very few details about the baby were known to us. we didn’t know what her name was till just two months ago when grandfather Amitabh Bachchan confirmed it was Aaradhya on Twitter. We had no idea what she looked like till even more recently when a London resident bumped into Ash and baby, who were holidaying in the city, and revealed that the little miss had brown eyes, like papa.