Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's newborn daughter Aaradhya, who is indeed the focus of everybody's attention, lots of well-wishers have come forward to back the Bollywood actress - the most devoted being her loving husband Abhishek Bachchan.
Over the months, the Bachchan's have made hands-on efforts to save their little toddler from the scorching limelight, but they have failed to mellow down the absolutely maddening frenzy.
Often criticized for not showing the toddler to the public, Abhishek Bachchan recently cleared the air by saying that they are not hiding their daughter. Apparently the actors don't want to give their child some star-like upbringing; rather they prefer to bring her up as normally as possible.
"There is no attempt at secrecy or shielding anybody," he said in a recent interview with Gulf News, adding that they are just trying to lead a life "as normal as possible."
"We had a very normal upbringing till then. With Aaradhya too, we take her out, go for walks etc," he added.
The actor said that they are needlessly being "damned" for every minute thing, which is indeed unfair.
"It's a tad unfair. If I don't show my daughter it is secrecy and if I go around showing her the right way, people say that I am flaunting her. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't," Abhshek said.
Actor Ajay Devgan also backed Abhishek saying that "When a child is small, every parent wants the child to be shielded from photographers. When they are grown up, it can't be stopped but till you can, I think you should."
Recently, a few snapshots of Aaradhya were surfaced online, making it a huge sensation all over. The picture shows Beti B gazing into the camera with her curious "brown eyes" while being tenderly cradled by her mom in a baby-carrier.
Earlier, Abhishek had come in defense of his wife, slamming the critics and media of sensationalizing her post-baby weight-gain controversy.
"I just think it's extremely insensitive and no one has the liberty to speak about her like the way they sometimes do. Yes, she's a public figure, but people forget she's also a woman and now a mother and there's a line that's not to be crossed," he had said in a recent interview to a national daily.