Rumors over Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's baby are escalating as the actress's due date nears.
Tired of all the rumors floating around, her publicist and a Mumbai doctor released a joint statement regarding the upcoming birth of her baby with husband Abhishek Bachchan, The Siasat Daily reported.
A Mumbai Mirror article titled Bachchans pick Marol hospital for New B was the catalyst for the joint statement. The article, quoting anonymous sources, suggested that Rai might deliver on Nov. 11 and that a hospital room had been booked from Nov. 10 through 15.
This is not what she needs to go through at this happy moment in her life, the publicist said in a statement, The Siasat Daily reported.
Speculation over the upcoming Bachchan baby -- the first for both husband and wife -- has abounded since the pregnancy was revealed by Rai's father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, via Twitter. A more recent rumor suggested they were having twins. This was put to rest by the daddy-to-be, also via the popular social media Web site.
The Bachchans -- popularly known as Ash-Abhi -- are hardly the first celebrities whose pregnancy has caused a stir, not to mention a bevy of bad rumors.
When Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had daughter, Suri, in 2006 and did not immediately release photos of her, media outlets speculated over the baby's existence. TMZ would later publish a copy of Suri's birth certificate.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went so far as to have their three biological children born outside of the U.S. Daughter Shiloh was born in Namibia and twins Knox and Vivienne were born in southern France.
Michel Sussman, who delivered the twin babies, said in a radio interview that Jolie and Pitt's fame was a bit difficult to deal with.
It wasn't pressure on a medical level, because I have been practicing for a certain number of years, but it's true that there was pressure due to the couple's fame, he said, Reuters reported.