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Bollywood's Aishwarya Rai gives birth to baby girl

Father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan tweets of his delight at baby’s safe arrival

Bollywood's Aishwarya Rai gives birth to baby girl
Indian Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses on the red carpet

Bollywood
actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a baby girl, her husband
Abhishek Bachchan announced on Twitter on Wednesday.

While
the baby's father just said "it's a girl," her proud grandfather
Amitabh Bachchan - a veteran actor and head of Bollywood's most famous family -
could barely contain his joy.

"I
AM DADA [grandfather] to the cutest baby girl!!" the 69-year-old Bachchan
tweeted.

No
further details were immediately available.

Rai, 38,
a former Miss World, has been married to actor Abhishek Bachchan for more than
four years and the star couple had been fending off baby rumours for months
before the pregnancy was confirmed in June.

The
Bollywood actress had been expected to give birth to her first child in
November, and the Indian media followed her pregnancy obsessively.

She was
admitted to a Mumbai hospital on Monday night.

Rai, who
often features on "most beautiful" lists, won the Miss World crown in
1994. She went on to build a successful Bollywood career with hits such as
"Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and "Devdas."

She has
also worked in Hollywood films such as "The Pink Panther 2" and is a
regular at the Cannes film festival.

This is
the third grandchild for Amitabh Bachchan. His daughter Shweta has two
children.

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