The actor's wife Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan was criticised by journalists for putting on post-pregnancy weight.
Bachchan told Mid Day: "Even I faced that criticism when I was promoting Dhoom 2. Everyone talked about how fat I was. But no-one realised that I had been shooting for Guru and had had to put on almost 20 kgs.
"Actors cannot dictate how they look; you meet an actor in between films and he looks like a certain character. That's not the real us.
"As for all the criticism about women's weight issues, I don't take kindly to people saying things like that about women. I think the media should show more restraint and responsibility."
"I hope that Aaradhya grows up to realise the love and blessings that the people of this country have bestowed on our family. And we hope that Aaradhya never ever takes that for granted."
The Bol Bachchan star has previously denied that his wife was trying to "hide" their baby from the public.