Top Bollywood star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan delivered a baby girl today (16 November 2011) - her first child with husband Abhishek Bachchan, also a big-name Bollywood actor.
Abhishek confirmed the news on his Twitter page posting, "IT'S A GIRL!!!!!! :-)))))"
Aishwarya's father-in-law, Hindi cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, added on his Twitter page, "I AM DADA [grandfather] to the cutest baby girl! Ecstatic!!!"
It was Amitabh Bachchan who had first announced the news of Aishwarya's pregnancy publicly, tweeting on 21 June 2011, ""NEWS NEWS NEWS!! I AM GOING TO BECOME A GRANDFATHER... AISHWARYA EXPECTING... SO HAPPY AND THRILLED!!!".
Aishwarya, 38, delivered the baby at around 10am (Indian time) at the Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. She was admitted to the hospital late on Monday (14 November) and the Bachchan family had been with her ever since.
Aishwarya married Abhishek in April 2007 and rumours about her pregnancy had been doing the rounds ever since.
To Aishwarya, Abhishek and their new baby, congratulations from everyone at Ahlan!.