Aishwarya to deliver a baby at Seven Hills Hospital
Deluxe VIP room booked from November 10-15, sources don’t rule out an auspicious 11/11/11 delivery
One of the most keenly awaited celeb babies will be born in the city’s only seven-star hospital.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, scheduled to deliver in this fortnight (her due date is November 14) has, confounding all expectations, chosen to deliver at Seven Hills Hospital at Marol in Andheri (east).
The hospital which made headlines after running into several controversies over its quota of beds for the poor, was selected by the Bachchans after Aishwarya’s sister-in-law Shrima gave birth to a baby boy here last year.
The actress was reportedly impressed with the facilities and began consulting the in-house gynaecologist Dr Vinita Salvi for her pregnancy.
Yet another reason for choosing the hospital was the privacy it afforded the family – Aishwarya has seldom been seen in public in the nine months of her pregnancy, and her voluminous salwar kameezes have belied the paparazzi’s effort to photograph her baby bump.
Well-placed sources at hospital revealed that the gynaecologist especially comes for Aishwarya’s appointments at 7.30 am usually before other patients start trickling in.
Not willing to upset their star client, the hospital has walked the extra mile to keep these visits a secret. “Every time Aishwarya makes a trip to the hospital, extra precaution is taken to safeguard her privacy,” says a source. “The sonography section is barricaded and curtains drawn to keep away other curious patients,” revealed our source.
- The hospital has also prepped up a VIP deluxe suite for her, which has been booked for a week starting November 10. The pregnancy, which is being keenly followed by the nation, has been progressing smoothly, say sources, adding that there is a possibility of Aishwarya going in for a C-Section delivery on 11/11/11.
- The number is significant, not only because it is a day that comes once in every 800 years, but also because Bachchan senior’s birth date falls on an 11th, October 11.