Mumbai, Feb 5: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that his two-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya was introduced to education and learning on Saraswati Puja.
The toddler was given a slate and chalk to scribble with.
"This morning early on the 4th (Feb 4) was an auspicious day, Saraswati Puja, a day of learning and education and a prayer to Saraswati the goddess of learning...a small prayer with the staff, and then the most important ritual...the moment of giving Aaradhya a writing utensil and leave it to her to scribble...
"It's a moment of initiation of the child towards education and learning, after completing two years of age! Its tradition, it is culture, it is cute," Amitabh posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com Wednesday.
"Aaradhya picked up a piece of chalk and scribbled on a slate. The initiation was complete..." he further posted.
Aaradhya, daughter of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, was born in November 2011.
Despite busted knee, Priyanka promotes 'Gunday'
Actress Priyanka Chopra is injured but that has not stopped her from promoting her forthcoming film "Gunday".
"Busted knee and a busted mind...Let's start this day! Groan!" Priyanka had posted on microblogging website Feb 2.
Even with an injury the 31-year-old says she is "excited".
"With an ice pack on my busted knee I travel to Delhi...Lots to do tomorrow... Excited!" she tweeted Wednesday.
"Gunday", also featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, releases Feb 14.
Women-centric films in vogue, Dia excited
Actress-producer Dia Mirza is thrilled with the precedence of women in forthcoming Hindi films like "Gulaag Gang", "Highway" and her home production film "Bobby Jasoos".
"Watch the roles women are essaying in films: 'Gulaab Gang', 'Highway', 'Queen' and soon 'Bobby Jasoos'. Exciting times for women in Indian cinema," Dia tweeted Wednesday.
The 32-year-old, along with businessman Sahil Sangha, produced "Bobby Jasoos" under their banner Born Free Entertainment. The movie features Vidya Balan in the lead role.
The movie is now in post-production and will release in the summer of 2014.