The news about Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s pregnancy has spread over TV news channels, the Internet and press like wildfilre.

The news was confirmed by Aishwarya’s legendary Bollywood actor father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter a short time ago. He tweeted, “NEWS! NEWS! I AM GOING TO BECOME A GRANDFATHER .. AISHWARYA EXPECTING .. SO HAPPY AND THRILLED !!!”

Aishwarya’s spokesperson also confirmed the news, “Yes, it is true”.

Aishwarya has not personally confirmed she is pregnant. But Archana Sadanand, the publicist for the former Miss World, said there is nothing more to add other than what Amitabh had said.

Rumours have been surfacing the web about the actress’ “pregnancy” but these were subsequently denied at those times. They started after Aishwarya looked a little more of weight than she is usually at recent events.

Amitabh Bachchan’s use of Twitter to break such personal news shows the power of the social networking site. Since he tweeted the news, Hindi news channels Aaj Tak, Star News and English news channel NDTV 24×7 broke the news on their channels.

Internet news outlets have also broke away from normal coverage with this big showbiz news.

Aishwarya Rai married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007.