Life is all about rejoicing and celebrating the milestones around us. It brings fans much happiness when their favourite celebrities share their special moments. Celebrity mothers-to-be Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and Lily Allen are at the centre of attraction this week, with the news of their baby showers making rounds in the media.
Former ‘Miss World’ and Bollywood actor Aishwarya had a grand baby shower ceremony a few days ago. Distinguished guests like Urmila Matondkar, Bipasha Basu and Dimple Kapadia were present at the Bachchan household in Mumbai to congratulate eight-month pregnant Aishwarya.
Her hubby Abhishek posted on his Twitter page, “Thank you so much for wishing Aishwarya on her Godh Bharai. I read out some of your messages to her. After a day filled with tradition, Indian customs and ladies, it is back to work for me.” Aishwarya’s father-in-law, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, had revealed the news of her pregnancy through his Twitter account in June. The baby is due mid-November.
Across continents, British pop singer Lily Allen is also in the latter stages of her pregnancy and to celebrate her child’s imminent arrival she will have a baby shower this week. Allen, the “Smile” singer, and artist Sam Cooper married in June, in South West England, and announced the pregnancy on their big day.
Allen has recently been experiencing some uncomfortable pregnancy side-effects and she plans to fill her time until the baby shower by watching vampire TV drama “True Blood”. “Bad back, no sleep. I’m going to start ‘True Blood’, and watch it till my baby shower,” she posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Here’s what the stars have been posting on Twitter this week.
Some journalists need to really understand where to draw the line between imagination and reality.
I’m going to a party for Halloween! What shall I dress as?
My shower is out of order. I’m bathing in my daughter’s shower, surrounded by pink walls with flowers and pretty fish on the wall. Feeling like B.One — Barbie one.
Just landed in Canada, it is so beautiful here. Totally got into the Halloween spirit and bought my fans some cupcakes.
Making music is magic! I’m looking forward to new adventures.
Watsu is the most relaxing water therapy I’ve experienced. It is a visit back to the womb.
My Beetle car has just arrived! I’ve named it ‘Brad’! Brad and I will now drive around Mumbai.
The Queensland University of Technology honours me with a doctorate in Brisbane.
It’s true, I have an online shopping addiction. Or maybe I just like getting packages.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Just when you start believing that fairy tales are true, the water bubble lands on a thorn!
I’m so honoured to be on the November cover of Allure magazine!
Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2011.