So it’s a baby girl for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Congratulations are in order. And going by the reactions of netizens it looks like they’ve found a new star kid to celebrate. Does this mean they will leave little Taimur alone now? I hope so! Trolls notwithstanding, Taimur’s parents must be so relieved that finally there is another -1 aged infant to arrest national attention.
I remember Taimur’s wonderful grandmother Sharmila Tagore’s concerns. She had wondered how Taimur can grow up normally if he thinks at his age that being photographed whenever he goes out, is normal? She hoped the unnecessary attention would end sooner rather than later.
Perhaps the time has come now for attention to move away from Taimur. Hopefully, the paparazzi won’t run after Taimur’s sibling who is due any time now. Then there is television actress Anita Hassanandani. All these lockdown babies are arriving at a time when life is far from normal. The photographers should leave them alone. Let not their lives be even more abnormal than it actually is.
Karamvir Vora to whom goes the credit for starting the current baby boom in Bollywood said to me when his wife was expecting, “I think the lockdown was the biggest reason for the baby. There was nothing else to do except being with the family and working out. There was time together at home. It just happened. My wife Teejay and I are very connected on this issue. We feel this new life wants to come to earth and it has chosen us as parents. So we welcome it, who are we to stop it?”
I think Karanvir’s frank speak was admirable. I think lockdown babies are very special. They got much more of both their parents together than other womb-babies could ever get. If there was no lockdown mom Anushka Sharma would probably have been busy shooting while dad would have been playing cricket all over the world. Think of how lucky their little one is. Let’s not take away from Anushka-Virat’s ecstasy of parenthood by making them hide their bundle of joy’s face whenever they take her out for some fresh air.
The paparazzi should wait for the parents to show their baby to the world. Karanvir today sent me a picture of his baby saying ‘For your eyes only’. We will wait for whenever he is ready to show his baby to the world. I remember Sushmita Sen never wanted her daughter Renee’s pictures out when she was a baby. When I wanted to see the baby she said, ‘No photo. Come and see her.’ Now Renee can’t get enough of the camera. These are children born for attention. Give them time. They are limelight moths. They will come around.
Image source: Instagram/viratkohli/kareenakapoorkhan/karanvirbohra
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