Aishwarya delivery: 11.11.11 is over, what next?

Sandhya Kannan   | November 11, 2011 12:03 IST (New Delhi)

The full day of excitement and expectation that Aishwarya's baby would indeed be born on 11.11.11 is over. The wait for Baby Bachchan continues.

The full day of excitement and expectation that Aishwarya's baby would indeed be born on 11.11.11 is over. The wait for Baby Bachchan continues.

Last night, her father-in-law Amitabh 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.

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

Not much activity was seen at night around the Seven Hills Hospital where the Bachchan Baby is due to arrive.

There was high interest building up outside the hospital as 11.11.11 dawned and progressed. Passersby craned their necks through cracks and crevices in the boundary wall surrounding the hospital, hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the Bachchan family.

Aishwarya, we believe was at Jalsa through the day. However, there was been no word from the family or from her spokesman, today.

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Excitement over soon- to be-born Baby B reached fever pitch last night on the eve of 11.11.11, when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appeared at the Seven Hills Hospital.

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.

The hospital has been in the limelight ever since it was confirmed as the choice of the Bachchans for Aishwarya's baby.

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.

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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.

This is likely to double up as security enclosure after Baby B's arrival.

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Meanwhile, the Bachchans have been keeping cool, with reportedly not much movement around Jalsa, one of their homes. Aishwarya's husband, Abhishek wished fans on Twitter on Gurpurab.

Last night Abhishek replied to a fan on Twitter who asked about Aishwarya, saying she's "out and about".

Keep watching this space for updates.