Bheja Fry actress Bhairavi Goswami took to Twitter today with some strange (and if true, tragic) gossip.
"Nauseating 2 read superstars givg interviews abt wanting a girl baby whn she has gone 2 Bangkok to an IVF clinic which specializes in boy babies. Height of hypocrisy. They knw damn well its a boy, aftr all she has to produce a male heir at any cost - Typical UP mentality, no wonder that state has such high female foeticide."
She was clever enough at least not to specifically say who she was talking about but we all know she's referring to Aishwarya (Amitabh is from UP).
I'm of two minds on this. Bhairavi hasn't offered any proof of her claim, and I'm sort of inclined to think it's a wild claim made up for media attention. And yet...I don't find the idea of it either shocking or surprising. After a weekend spent watching The Tudors (where Jonathan Rhys-Meyers spends 24 episodes in a row demanding a son and divorcing and beheading the women who aren't able to give him one) the idea of a woman (particularly one who lives in a still-patriarchal society) going to the ends of the earth (or in this case Thailand) to make sure the child she's carrying is a boy isn't out of the realm of possibility.
Fucking depressing, yes. Medieval, yes. Impossible? No.
Whether it's true or not, there's one thing I know for sure: Bhairavi Goswami is officially off the Bachchan Christmas card list.