A betting racket worth crores of rupees has just been launched in Mumbai inviting bids on whether or not actress Aishwarya Rai would deliver her first baby on the rarest day of 11-11-11 i.e. 11th November of this year. 11-11-11 is a rare occurrence and occurs only once in a century. Doctors attending to the former Miss Universe say that she is scheduled to deliver her baby on any day in between 6th and 11th November,
This has ignited the birth of the betting racket. Reports say that many famous bookies have gotten themselves involved in this racket. Aishwarya is in the advance state of her pregnancy even as her seemandham was held in Mumbai yesterday in which many popular Bollywood actresses besides Abishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan took part.
Abishek Bachchan is working overtime to fulfill his filmy commitment so that he can be by Ash’s bedside when she gets hospitalized for the delivery of the child. Doctors say that it’s more likely that Aishwarya Rai would deliver the baby in the second week of next month. The Bachchan household reportedly wishes that the delivery should ‘occur’ on the historical ‘11-11-11’ and is hoping for the best.
Some noted astrologers have predicted that Ash would deliver a girl child and that the D-day would be 11th November, the day the Bachchan household wants its bahu to deliver the child. The bidders at the betting racket say that they are all praying that Ash delivers the baby on 11th November and not a day earlier or later.
“No doubt we’d earn profits if it happens but it’d also be a historical incident if Ash gets her child on this very significant day,” the bookies say. It’s for the first time in the history of Indian cinema that betting takes place on the birth of the child of an active actress. Wonder what the Almighty has in story for all those bookies!