Bollywood actress Gul Panag who is a former beauty queen became a proud mother of a baby boy six months ago. But, the actress kept it a secret.
But now, the actress who successfully managed to keep her pregnancy away from the media glare has now shared the good news and she also revealed the reason behind kept it a secret.
While talking to Mumbai Mirror, she said, “Rishi (her husband) and I have always valued our privacy. Becoming parents is a special experience and we decided that we’d like to go through it without the distraction of public attention. Family and close friends knew about Nihal but we refrained from posting anything on the social media. He is almost six months old and it has been a roller coaster ride! I’m charmed by his gurgles and giggles even if it is a bit of a struggle with erratic sleep and feeding schedules. Life and goals are taking shape parallelly, with a little more coordination between Rishi and me to include Nihal.”
Gul also revealed how she managed to get back in shape after her pregnancy. She said, “Nihal was born prematurely so I didn’t put on too much weight. Even through the pregnancy, I took care to eat healthy and have always been very active, so it was easy to get back to my workouts and shed the extra kilos.”
About naming her little bundle of joy Nihal, Gul stated, “We had a list of names from everyone and everywhere. Nihal means joy, success and victory that comes with the blessings of God. Rishi and I believe that leading principled, good lives leads to true and lasting success so the name resonated with us.” Gul went on to say, “Nothing prepares you for a baby but I’m grateful to my cousin Simran who’s been like a fairy godmother and guided me. We’re learning as parents and I think we’ll continue to do so till we’re old and grey.”
Giving an advice to all the soon-to-be-mommies out there, who are preparing to embrace motherhood in their 30s, Gul was quoted as saying, “I think having a baby is a very significant step in life, and like marriage, you should think it through carefully before committing to it. Have children when you are ready to welcome them and can raise them happily and responsibly, not when society says you must.”
Panag married her long-time boyfriend, an airline pilot, Rishi Attari on 13 March 2011 in a Gurdwara in Chandigarh in a traditional Punjabi Sikh ceremony. This is couple’s first child.
Well, Our heartily congratulations to the couple!