In March Digital Journal
reported that although the name of Aaradhya had been leaked to the media, the Bachchan family had not confirmed the baby's name officially.
Now though, during an interview with the Times of India
, the Bollywood star openly refers to his daughter by name, calling her Aaradhya three times.
There was much speculation that a press conference would be held to announce Beti B's official name but it seems that Abhishek preferred to keep the matter low key as he told warm anecdotes of how the baby's arrival had left him shut out of the bedroom sometimes.
He revealed that it took him a while to adapt to the routine of a baby, leaving wife Aishwarya Rai to suggest "that I sleep in another room till such time as Aaradhya was slightly older." He went onto reveal the reason was his inability to stop yawning, something he could hardly do on the movie set.
The fond father also added "Ash's day starts and ends with the baby. Since she insists on doing everything for Aaradhya, including giving her a maalish (massage), bathing her and attending to her round-the-clock, I'm now waiting in queue for Ash's attention."
It is six full months since the birth
of Beti B last November, but the speculation regarding her name is finally settled.