Aishwarya Rai, the Bollywood star, is pregnant, her megastar father-in-law has announced in a tweet.
The 37-year-old L'oreal spokeswoman and her husband, actor Abishek Bachchan, have kept mum since the news was announced late Tuesday by 68-year-old Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter.
The elder Bachchan tweeted "And so to becoming a Dada!" - meaning grandfather - "The doctors just confirmed it this evening, and I have shared it immediately."
The news triggered a wave of congratulatory tweets from other stars.
There has been speculation in recent weeks after newspapers published photos of the actress, who starred in Bride And Prejudice and dozens of Bollywood films, looking more full-figured.