What do celebrities do when they have to field some weird questions from the media and fans. The hypothetical questions are the worst of the lot, we would assume.
Recently, while Abhishek Bachchan was live in the 92.7 Big FM studio in Mumbai, he was asked whom would he choose if asked to pick between his daughter Aaradhya Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai.
To give full credit to Abhishek, he took the question seriously and came up with the quote of the week.
He responded: “No father on the earth can ever answer a question like that. Both are an integral part of my life and I need both of them to complete me.”
Kudos to Abhishek for not responding with a corny line but answering straight from the heart.
Abhishek has definitely come of age when it comes to handling the media.
Ever since the circus around Aishwarya's weight issues have begun, he has mostly stayed away from making too many comments about both Aishwarya and his daughter. But when he has commented, the world has listened.
He was quite understandably upset over the 'insensitive' comments made about his wife and the mother of his daughter over the fact that she wasn't losing her post-pregnancy weight soon enough.
Later when he was asked why they were hiding Aaradhya's looks from the world, he quite clearly said that his daughter was not a commodity to be displayed to the world.
Aaradhya's father spoke candidly about the family's intentions regarding the precious Beti B.
Both Abhishek and Aishwarya feel that their eight-month-old daughter is not an "item to be displayed". They claim they have not been hiding their daughter since her birth on November 16, 2011, but, at the same time, they don't want to show off their daughter to the public or release images. They want to give their daughter a normal childhood.
"I am not comfortable with that, I don't need to show her off. She is not an item that she has to be put up to display. She is a child and Aishwarya and I would like her to grow up as normal as possible,"
Father Abhishek probably understands what Aaradhya is likely to face all her life. After all, he too is a star son, considering that he is the offspring of Bollywood stalwarts like Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan. He told the news agency: "I do understand that her parents and grandparents are public figures but she is not yet and let her enjoy that. I have grown up in this industry and have been in this position so I understand the curiosity."
Meanwhile, Aishwarya has taken a long hiatus from acting and has been looking after her daughter's needs from Day 1.
Aishwarya and Abhishek did not even hire a nanny for their baby. Abhishek spends quality time with the baby when Aishwarya has to make a rare appearance to keep her brand endorsement commitments or a social-do that she cannot ignore.
Junior Bachchan does not mince his words and he should be lauded for the stand that he has taken so far.