Aishwarya's family dream
Plus, Bollywood reactions to Mrs Bachchan's pregnancy
Just like any woman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is expecting her first child, too had dreamt of a happy family life with kids. That's what Raveena Tandon recalled about how the two of them had discussed their wish to have a well-settled family life.
"I remember, she and me together on flights, going for concerts, chatting, long hrs away, then too she dreamed of a happy settled family life," Raveena posted on her Twitter page after finding out that Aishwarya and Abhishek are soon going to be parents.
"She's another Scorpion who's moulded her life into exactly what she wanted!! A loving husband! a good family, successful career and now babies!" added the 36-year-old Raveena.
After a successful career in Bollywood, Raveena married film distributor Anil Thadani in 2004 and now has two children - six-year-old daughter Rasha, and three-year-old son Ranbir.
Meanwhile, Ash's pa-in-law Amitabh Bachchan said that he was overwhelmed by the number of congratulatory messages he received after posting the news of Aishwarya's pregnancy on his Twitter page, "Overwhelmed with your wishes and blessings .. 2843 new tweets in half an hour! Thank you all ! Your affection and love is so touching," he posted later.
Aishwarya and Amitabh's son Abhishek got married in 2007 after the release of their film 'Guru'.
On Tuesday (June 21) night, Amitabh posted on Twitter: "NEWS NEWS NEWS !! I AM GOING TO BECOME A GRANDFATHER... AISHWARYA EXPECTING... SO HAPPY AND THRILLED,"
In no time, Bollywood started signing in to congratulate the Bachchans. Priyanka Chopra was one of the first few to wish the family, tweeting: "Awesome news!! lets make way for the legacy to go forward."
Shah Rukh had this to say to Abhishek Bachchan on Twitter: "Papa i am so excited for u...really happy. we need to get together soon and i will give u some tips on bringing up lil ones."
Abhishek replied, "Looking forward to it Shah! Thank you and take good care of your knees" (Shah Rukh had also been tweeting about how he was having his damaged knee taped up at the hospital)
SRK had earlier tweeted to Big B: sir mubarak ho...phir se Dada ho gaya hum sab ka Baap. Congratulations sir and all love for the beautiful couple."
R. Madhavan posted: "ohhh.. Sooooo Happy for you sir.. The legend continues..Love to the whole family."
Dia Mirza posted: "Congratulations!!! Wonderful wonderful news."
Koel Purie said: "Wow!! That is wonderful news. AB and Ash will hv beautiful children no doubt."
Sophie Chaudhary posted: "Wow!! Congrats soon to be dadaji! Thrilled 4 @juniorbachchan & Ash! Much love n happiness to u all!!."
Riteish Deshmukh posted: "Congratttttuuulationnnnnnssssssssssss- superrrrr superrrrrr happppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy."
Rana Daggubati, who has worked with Abhishek, in 'Dum Maaro Dum' wished him and posted: "Abhishek Bachchan is soon to be Daddy Bachchan. Congrats and lots of love."
Genelia D'souza too congratulated Abhishek, saying "congratulations ab, super, super happy 4 Aish n u, one things 4 sure, d kid vl b one hell of a good lookin kid congrats agn."
And the 68-year-old would be granpa made sure he thanked them all for wishing the family.
"No words to express my gratitude to all those that wish us on the coming of a new born in the family .. I am humbled, honored, happy," wrote Big B.