Speaking at a promotional event in Delhi for Longines, the actress, who gave birth to her first child in November 2011, said it was her instinct to protect her child.
The 39-year-old star told NDTV Movies about press attention: "I realised this would happen and expected it, and I don't mean it in a bad way but there are people in my life like my parents who aren't used to it.
"And with my baby with me, it's instinctive. If I see her getting startled or her eyes opening I protect her. It's not intentional that I want to keep her away."
The actress also commented on the intense speculation regarding her post-pregnancy weight, saying: "It's never been an issue with me. Rather I have mums coming up to me and thanking me, saying that you are just like us. If my weight was an issue I would be under cover."
The Raavan star also confirmed that she plans to return to acting, explaining: "Soon. I am finally reading scripts. There are several offers but I am slowly getting around to reading scripts now."
Rai Bachchan recently said it was untrue that she would now only star in films with husband Abhishek.