Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wants another baby? The rumour was released by a noted film critic, who is apparently also a close friend of the actress, and was reported by Zee News.

"Shocking as it may sound, but even Bollywood insiders suggest that Ash has refrained to work on long-term film projects probably because she's keen to turn mum again," the critic said.

The actress has only just given birth to her first child - a baby girl who has been named Aaradhya Bachchan - in November. She was seen publicly with her daughter and husband, fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan, in Dubai. She wore a very ethnic red Sabyasachi-designed tunic that she paired with golden sandals, for an event in the Gulf nation where, as Longines' brand ambassador, she presented Carolyn Coe the "Most Elegant Lady" award.

The SawFNews described Aishwarya's appearance in this way: "Aishwarya's dress was from the designer's (Sabyasaschi) Spring Summer 2012 collection. The Georgette long sleeve top, featuring a mandarin collar and hem ending at her ankles, was accented with Kashmiri embroidery and self buttons on the yoke. She paired it with a matching churidar and a net bandhani duppata embellished with intricate golden sequins. She accessorized with golden open toe sandals, stud earrings, a ring each on her ring fingers, and a Longines watch on her right wrist. Her auburn tresses were styled in loose waves and worn down with off-center parted bangs framing her face."

"Yes, I am travelling with my baby and it's just wonderful to be in Dubai," Aishwarya was quoted as saying by Zee News.

Incidentally, the general public is still waiting to see official photosgraphs of Beti B, as Aaradhya was popularly nicknamed.

Meanwhile, according to One India Entertainment, alhough the actress has reportedly been flooded with promising projects, the former Miss World has not yet made any committments. In addition to film roles, India Today reports the actress is being flooded with advertisement offers; apparently Aishwarya has accepted one such project - an ad for Kalyan Jewellers.

Moreover, since the Cannes Film Festival is fast approaching and Aishwarya is a regular at the event (as the face of cosmetics brand L'Oreal), the actress is rather busy getting her slim and trim body back, post her pregnancy.

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives for the premiere of the film "The Pink Panther 2" in New YorkREUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan (L) and his wife Aishwarya Rai BachchanREUTERS/Manav Manglani
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Aishwarya Rai BachchanREUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai BachchanREUTERS/Vincent Kessler