Rare and unseen photos of Aaradhya's 2nd birthday

Aaradhya Bachchan, granddaughter of Amitabh Bachchan and daughter of Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai turned 2 on 16th November. The residence of Bachchan’s ‘Pratiksha’ in Mumbai saw a grand bash.

The theme of the birthday party was fairytale. Right from the invitation cards to the décor to the dresses and even the food gave an idea of fairy world. The place was decorated with cut offs of butterflies, balloons, animated creatures and lots of lights in pink, yellow and green colors. Their residence looked like a castle. The party was not a regular filmy party with the usual Bollywood faces. But Aaradhya’s friends were invited.

“In the evening, the lights came on, the bungalow looked like a fairy tale castle as the lights on the trees were of shapes of characters from CBeebies and Teletubbies and Tinker Bell, The Carousel, etc. Going with the theme, the cake also had green, pink and yellow shades. There was a bubble spewing machine and huge cut outs of butter flies”, added a guest.

According to a source, the invitations were sent with a bucket of colorful candies. It was a private with a few close friends. Amitabh Bachchan was seen in his usual kurta pajama look with a shawl. He got clicked with his daughter Shweta and his grandson Agastya.

“Aishwarya was personally looking after each and everything and all the arrangements were done by her”, said a source. “She was complimented by some mothers present for the grand arrangement.” added the source.

Aishwarya Rai said, “Aaradhya means the world to me. She is the best gift of my life. Two years ago when I was expecting baby that time was extremely special.”

A happy Aishwarya added, “Aaradhya sang to me, she sleeps post midnight, like the rest of us. As a mother it’s funny for me because I taught her to sing.”

A number of star kids were present at the birthday party. Among them, Hrehaan and Hridhaan Roshan were present with their dad Hrithik Roshan, Azad Khan was present with mother Kiran Rao, Viaan Raj Kundra was present with Shilpa Shetty, Nysa and Yug Devgn were present with mum Kajol and Saira Bhupathi was present with mother Lara Dutta. A number of other celebrity kids were also present with either one or both the parents.

A source said, “Each child went home happy armed with a personalized return gift keeping their ages in mind.”
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