Twitter alert: Baby showers and blessings

Published: October 20, 2011
Lily Allen and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan will be expecting a visit from the stork soon. PHOTOS: FILE

Lily Allen and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan will be expecting a visit from the stork soon. PHOTOS: FILE


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.

Shahid Kapoor

Some journalists need to really understand where to draw the line between imagination and reality.

Victoria Beckham

I’m going to a party for Halloween! What shall I dress as?

Shahrukh Khan

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.

Selena Gomez

Just landed in Canada, it is so beautiful here. Totally got into the Halloween spirit and bought my fans some cupcakes.

Priyanka Chopra

Making music is magic! I’m looking forward to new adventures.

Lisa Ray

Watsu is the most relaxing water therapy I’ve experienced. It is a visit back to the womb.

Bipasha Basu

My Beetle car has just arrived! I’ve named it ‘Brad’! Brad and I will now drive around Mumbai.

Amitabh Bachchan

The Queensland University of Technology honours me with a doctorate in Brisbane.

Emma Roberts

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!

Ashley Greene

I’m so honoured to be on the November cover of Allure magazine!

Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2011. 

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Salman
    Oct 21, 2011 - 12:06AM

    what the heck is baby shower custom ? shower for an unborn baby lol ?


  • RizwanTKhan
    Oct 21, 2011 - 11:14AM

    A custom of the west followed by us, the western slaves. Hate women showing their pregnant belly. YUK! Our custom is totally the opp and so beautiful.


  • Noor
    Oct 21, 2011 - 3:19PM

    We don’t expect such weird stuff on our newspapers.Recommend

  • Khalid Ahmed
    Oct 21, 2011 - 5:23PM


    It’s shower of gifts to the mother-to-be.


    Wrong, it’s an Indian custom, it’s called ‘Godh Bharaai’ in North India. Pregnant belly is NOT shown as you think. The mother-to-be is given gifts and well wishes and that’s all.


    Nothing weird about it:


  • blah
    Oct 21, 2011 - 5:30PM

    Whats so “yuk” about a woman’s pregnant belly??? Isnt it the same way you came into this world?


  • Kamran Riaz
    Oct 23, 2011 - 11:39PM

    I was not expecting such a stupid article on this new paper


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