Wishes have started to pour in from tinsel town as the Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput have welcomed their baby boy on 5th August, at Hinduja Hospital, in Mumbai. Shahid and Mira are already parents to a two-year-old daughter, Misha Kapoor.
With a female fan-following so huge, added with impressive versatility as an actor and now winning hearts of fans with his devotion to his wife and kids, Shahid definitely makes for the best entertaining and cool dad in town. Read along to know more.
Earlier in April, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput had announced the pregnancy in the cutest way possible on Instagram. They posted a picture of their firstborn princess, Misha Kapoor, lying on a board with ‘big sister’ written on it.
The 23-year-old mother revealed about the excitement of Misha about being a big sister, she had quoted, ‘Being able to bring a life into this world, feel it grow inside, and being able to connect with the baby before it has actually even arrived is surreal. And this time it’s been so interesting to see how Misha has been through the entire process. She knows there is a baby inside and she says, ‘Hi Baby!’ every day to my tummy.’
The Padmaavat star talked about becoming a father for the second time, ‘Having a child is the most amazing feeling. And we are fortunate that we are having a second one so soon, so [I am] feel happy and blessed about that. A family is always a big reason to work even harder. When you come back home to your family [after work], it’s a great feeling.’ Sigh! What a caring father and a husband.
Having a second baby give births to many responsibilities and nervousness which are hard to handle with such a fast pacing career, but our family man does not agree with us here as he said, ‘…It’s just that you have to do whatever is required (as parents). In fact, I am nervous because I have Batti Gul’s release coming up in September and the baby is due around the same time. That’s why I have to dedicate my time correctly to both the things and hopefully, I will be able to manage it well’. And now that the baby has finally made its arrival, his daddy dear is ensuring that he wraps up all his professional commitments.
The duo had an arranged marriage in a hush-hush way and incidentally, it was during Mira’s first pregnancy that the two fell in love, according to our star- he grew closer to his wife when she was expecting their first child. It was an empathetic pregnancy for Shahid; even though it was his wife who was in labour, he felt it too. In one of the events he told, ‘When she was in labour, I held my breath. At one point, I got dizzy and she whacked me and said, ‘Why are you getting dizzy? I’m doing all the work here.’ Last year, Shahid had revealed in an interview that Mira was keen on adding to the brood at the earliest. ‘She wants to flip the norm, get the kids to a certain age and then be free to do what she likes.’ Now we understand the rush of having the second baby so soon.
Shahid took a break from work for several months around his daughter’s birth and has been a hands-on parent since then. ‘I just want to be there for my daughter and my second child. I want to spend my life with them. I want to know about their life. I hope that I’m a good influence. I hope I’m not stuck up and can allow them to fly. They have their own identity and destiny… Your job is to be there when they need you, that’s it,’ the Haider star stated. Well, you spoke like a wonderful father there Shahid.
The actor believes that film stars are always self-oriented, and they should be, but since his new role as a father, it has made him less of a self-oriented and more of a person who is open to different point of views. Fatherhood has matured him and made him feel a lot more grown up and he couldn’t be any happier. ‘It is no more about just being an actor. I have a family and a kid. I want to be part of my child’s growth. I want to be with her in each and every moment. The whole experience of being a parent has been beautiful and life-changing,’ he accepts that fatherhood completely changed his outlook towards life.
The Bollywood hottie is now all set to shift his new little family, from their 2BHK abode to a bigger house and start his journey as a father of two.