New Delhi: Fans and the media have been eager to catch a glimpse of Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan's baby Aaradhya but the new father says his daughter is not an "item to be displayed".
Abhishek says that he and his actress wife want to give a normal childhood to the baby and would not show her in public.
"I am not comfortable with that, I don't need to show her off. She is not an item that she has to be put up to display. She is a child and Aishwarya and I would like her to grow up as normal as possible.
"I do understand that her parents and grandparents (Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan) are public figures but she is not yet and let her enjoy that. I have grown up in this industry and have been in this position so I understand the curiosity," Abhishek said.
The couple, who got married in 2007, welcomed their first child on November 16, 2011.
The 36-year-old actor is busy these days promoting his upcoming action-comedy "Bol Bachchan", which also stars Ajay Devgn, Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai.
Abhishek says he took up the project thinking it will be a good vacation for him but it turned out be his most challenging role ever.
"After finishing my last couple of films, which were predominantly all action movies, I wanted to do a comedy movie. I thought this would be easy, six months of picnic. But It was tiring and it made me realise to keep up the energy level in comedy films is difficult. I am exhausted," Abhishek said.