Author and columnist Shobhaa De's recent tweet about Beti B has sparked off a fresh round of speculations about actors Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan's three-month-old daughter being named Abhilasha. "Beti B to be named Abhilasha? That's a stroke of genius. Well done, parents. Abhi and Ash. Truly inspired, if true," tweeted Shobhaa. The name immediately caught on, as it comprises the names of both Abhi and Ash. However, grand-pa Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently recuperating from a recent abdominal surgery has denied Beti B being named Abhilasha.
"@DeShobhaa not true ..." he tweeted in reply. The other name that was doing the rounds until recently when Abhishek issued a denial was Aaliya. At the time of going to press, no name had been confirmed and insiders insisted that the name will only be announced by Amitabh, on his return home.