November 16th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
Internationally known Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a baby girl, according to a tweet from the 38-year-old star's husband, fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan.
Amidst all of the "thank you" replies Bachchan has posted on his Twitter account in the last few hours is his initial, enthusiastic "IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!" announcement Wednesday morning.
"Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much needed rest," he added. "And I'm trying my level best to get rid of this caffeine high and get some sleep too. Don't think it'll work. TOO EXCITED!!!!"
Rai's father-in-law announced that she was expecting over the summer, and her movie "Heroine" was put on hold as a result.
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