Congratulations! It's a dream girl for new parents Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani
"It’s hard to express how happy I feel today! I think the baby looks like me and when she smiles, the world smiles at you,” said new dad Bharat Takhtani.
Congratulations are in order!
Actor Esha Deol and her businessman husband Bharat Takhtani have been blessed with a baby girl. The delivery took place at the famous Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai, reportedly on October 20.
However, the news of the birth of their daughter was only let out on wee hours of Monday morning.
The couple who tied the knot on June 29, 2012, and have been married for five years were actually expecting a winter baby. But it looks like destiny had a different plan for them and they welcomed their own Laxmi just a day after Diwali.
While the parents have been tight-lipped about details such as the weight of the child and the exact time of delivery, it has been learnt that Esha underwent a normal delivery supervised by family gynecologist, Dr. Kiran Coelho; and both her and the baby were both doing fine.
Not surprisingly, it was an emotional welcome for the couple's baby girl.
She was born in the presence of her father, while her maternal and paternal grandparents waited anxiously outside the delivery room. In fact, Dharmedra who had been staying in his Lonavala farm for a while rushed to Mumbai to be by his daughter as she welcomed her first child.
Once born, the Takhtani's performed a traditional Sindhi welcome for the new baby, at the hospital.
While sharing the good news of the arrival of their daughter, Bharat told the media, “It’s hard to express how happy I feel today! I think the baby looks like me and when she smiles, the world smiles at you.”
He also added that the couple have decided on a name for their daughter and will make the announcement at the official naam-karan (naming ceremony).
Takhtani also shared that at the moment the new mum and the baby need to spend some time together and it's a bond the family is ecstatic to see. “Esha wants some ‘me time’ with our baby. Their bonding is divine!” he added.
The new fit mum was last seen at the launch of her mum, Hema Malini's biography and at the time as well she shared that she had prepped the nursery. But while that was done, the baby's clothes were only bought post the delivery.
A source close to the family told Pune Mirror, "Jayaji, Hemaji’s mother, believed that clothes and other baby products should be bought only after the child was born. So now Hemaji and Pooja aunty (Esha’s mother-in-law) are on a shopping spree.”
As for the nursery, which was almost ready, “The room is unique, with lots of ‘nature’ painted around the walls. ‘Nani’ Hema is planning to welcome her granddaughter at her Juhu bungalow with floral decoration from her favourite florist from Matunga, followed by the traditional ‘aarti’," shared the source.
The Takhtani dream girl is likely to come home today. So watch this space to know what the baby girl looks like and her unique name.