Aishwarya Rai checks in for delivery

New Delhi:  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan checked in to the Seven Hills Hospital for delivery at around 11.30 pm on Monday night.

She was admitted to the Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri late last night, a spokesperson of the Bachchan family told the Press Trust of India.

However, it is not known yet when she is expected to deliver the baby.

Aishwarya’s father-in-law and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted a few hours ago: “A day of expectation .. but another day ! The Lord has his ways and they are most special .. we wait !!”

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This weekend, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was “up and about” as her husband Abhishek Bachchan’s tweet in response to a fan’s query, says.

She paid another visit to the Seven Hills Hospital for a check-up on Saturday night. She was accompanied by members of her family, including Abhishek and sister-in-law Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

Meanwhile, preparations are on in full swing at the Bachchan home for the arrival of Baby B.

“The family gathers together from all over as we wait for the ‘arrival’ .. Greatest joy for me – a full house and the ‘chahel – pahel'” says a tweet from Aishwarya’s father-in-law, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan.

But the preparations to welcome Baby B did not deter Mr Bachchan from watching Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar on Sunday.
“Its late but not without cause .. just back from ‘RockStar’ and living in the brilliance of all – Imtiaz Ali, Ranbir, AR and Nargis,” he tweeted.

Mr Bachchan, who is very active on Twitter, followed up with another tweet praising Rockstar. In the same breath he tweeted on taking time off to wait for his soon-to-be-born grandchild. ” Still with RockStar and its beauty ..and now to be with family and its joys .. some of the pleasures of vacant schedules ..rare !!

Excitement over soon-to-be-born Baby B reached a head on 11.11.11, especially when Aishwarya was spotted at the hospital on the eve of 11.11.11. Many felt the Bachchan bahu was being admitted for delivery. However, a reported statement from her spokesperson on social sites categorically denied that she was indeed admitted. She was apparently at the hospital for a check-up and left after that.

On Friday night, Mr Bachchan’s Twitter timeline was jammed with messages congratulating him for the birth of Aishwarya’s baby boy. This, after another round of gossip claiming she had delivered on the day which reportedly had 150 crore riding on it as bookies across the country went on an overdrive.

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“Getting congratulatory messages on Aishwarya delivering a boy !!! Guess they know more than even she does !! False and incorrect news,” Mr Bachchan tweeted.

The Seven Hills Hospital has been in the limelight ever since it was confirmed as the choice of the Bachchans for Aishwarya’s baby.

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Set in Marol, Andheri (E), it’s easy to see why the Bachchans picked it over the usual celebrity choices, including the landmark Breach Candy Hospital in South Mumbai.

Before it became associated with the Bachchan baby, Seven Hills to the casual observer could pass for a luxury gated residential complex. There are two entrances to the main building and a massive car park which separates it from the road. The back gate mostly remains closed and our sources say the Bachchans enter through the main gate like everyone else.

There is now an enclosure built in the compound of the hospital (our sources say by the hospital). Very likely, this is where the announcement for Baby B will be made.

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This is likely to double up as security enclosure after Baby B’s arrival. For now, there is not much activity around the hospital. Looks like India and the Bachchans are patiently waiting for Baby B to arrive.

Keep watching this space for updates.(Some information courtesy PTI)

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