Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pregnant

MUMBAI Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:18am IST

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during a beach front photocall at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 13, 2011. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses during a beach front photocall at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 13, 2011.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is pregnant with her first child, her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

“I am going to become a grandfather … Aishwarya expecting. So happy and thrilled!!!” Bachchan said, confirming the subject of weeks of speculation.

Rai, 37, a former Miss World, has been married to actor Abhishek Bachchan for more than four years and the star couple had been fending off pregnancy rumours in the past year.

On Tuesday, Rai’s media manager confirmed the pregnancy but did not give more details.

Rai, who often features on ‘most beautiful’ lists, has worked in several Hollywood and Bollywood films but has taken on noticeably fewer projects recently.

She has no films under production but has signed filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Heroine”, which was announced at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

(Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar)

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Comments (2)
elex wrote:
the junior on the way

Jun 22, 2011 12:15pm IST  --  Report as abuse
amma wrote:
Congratulations Ash.. Big B-please make less noise. Abhi is so quiet?

Jun 22, 2011 8:38pm IST  --  Report as abuse
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