Sonam Kapoor Ahuja On Embracing Motherhood

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​Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja announced the birth of their first child on August, 20.

​Their statement read, “On 20.08.2022, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy with bowed heads and hearts. Thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, friends and family who have supported us on this journey. It's only the beginning but we know our lives are forever changed.”

​ On being asked about the decision to become a parent, Sonam told Vogue, “Priorities do change and I think that the child will become mine. The truth of the matter is that they didn’t choose to come into this world. You decided to bring them here, so it’s a very selfish decision.”

​She further told Vogue, “I will try to do the best I can as a mother, which means that acting will definitely take a backseat, but I don’t think I will ever stop working completely.”

​In the same interview she revealed that she broke her pregnancy news to her husband Anand through a zoom call since he had Covid and was in the other room.

​Inspired by her parents who divided duties while raising her, she said, “Even after we grew up, Dad was involved in all of our lives; in fact, after a certain age, he was more invested in our lives than Mum was. My parents are partners in every sense of the word, so I have a solid blueprint on how to bring up my children with the right values.”

​Reacting to being trolled for her pregnancy shoot, she said, “I think the one thing I have grown out of is reacting to things I don’t need to react to. I come from a place of extreme privilege and I literally have nothing to complain about, so if someone is saying something negative about me from behind a keyboard, it really is none of my business.”

​On being vocal about women's issues, she further told Vogue, “If I put out something to celebrate my body and my womanhood today, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. I have always been the kind of person to publicly discuss issues like dark circles, PCOS, weight gain and stretch marks.”

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