Aishwarya shields Aaradhya from media

Updated: Oct 12, 2012, 09:36 AM IST

Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was off late seen with her daughter Aaradhya, Thursday became a protective mother, shielding the 11-month-old baby from photographers.

"I understand it is your job to take pictures and bytes. But she (Aaradhya) is newly woken up to this world. I don`t want the child to get hassled. You want the child to be protected. It`s a natural instinct of being protective," she told reporters.

"Aaradhya is on the US time and I am on double duty for 24 hours. I love spending time with her," added Aishwarya

Aaradhya was born Nov 16, 2011.