After obsessively covering up her firstborn, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did the complete opposite. She eagerly allowed the paparazzi capture her little Aaradhya’s many moods. No scarf over her face, or even her ‘protective’ mother’s hand to shield her face from the prying media. The Bachchans had only landed at the Mumbai airport, after their US holiday, when the Indian media spotted them.
As her dad Abhishek Bachchan walked ahead, her gorgeous mom carried her. Aaradhya’s face was unveiled in full glory as she curiously glanced at the mayhem that unfolded when she was escorted out of the airport. The attention did appear to upset her, with the toddler clinking onto her mother. Ash’s parents were also spotted and the entire gang quickly boarded their waiting car.
Abhi-Ash had headed to Vancouver for a film awards show, and then proceeded to New York to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. Earlier, Aishwarya had gone to great lengths, at almost every public outing, to keep baby Aaradhya’s face blocked from the media. The cover-up, she insisted, was only a natural reaction to protect her little girl from the incessant flashing of the shutterbugs.
“With my baby with me, it's instinctive. If I see her getting startled or her eyes opening I protect her,” she told the news channel. But, a year into her birth, her celebrity mommy appears to be much more relaxed. Grinning away and holding up a clueless Aaradhya. In fact, it was at Ash’s birthday that the media first caught a glimpse of the little girl.
She didn’t particularly like the attention and wailed away as her famous mom was being celebrated on the podium. Since then, her actor-granddad Amitabh Bachchan also posted images of her in twitter. Abhishek and Aishwarya got married in 2007 and welcomed their first child on November 16 last year.