Finally! Rani Mukerji shares the first ever picture of Adira with a heartfelt letter

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"It happened overnight one day suddenly...I realised I have changed...," writes the doting new mum Rani Mukerji Chopra.

Since the birth of their daughter, actor Rani Mukerji and her producer husband Aditya Chopra have been extremely protective parents. In fact, they have managed to keep their little bundle of joy away from the paparazzi's prying eyes so far.

So much has been the secrecy around her identity, that except her family and Rani and Aditya's close circle of friends, nobody has seen Adira.

But all that is history now, thanks to an emotional mum Rani Mukerji.

The doting new mum chose to use a public platform to wish her daughter on her first birthday. Sharing a picture of her cherubic baby (who by the way looks so much like her gorgeous mum), she also wrote an emotional letter for her baby girl, that all mums can relate to!

On behalf of Rani, her husband's company Yash Raj Films shared the letter and a picture of the mother-daughter duo on their Twitter account just hours back and have been flooded with an overwhelming response of wishes for their little baby.

Rani's emotional letter for Adira

In her heartwarming letter that is full of love, concern and great hope, Rani shares her journey as a new mum. This is a letter all mums and new parents can easily understand.

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"I love my baby Adira.. Can’t live or breathe without her.. My life has changed.. But for the better.. But having a baby is so scary.. Because you suddenly stop living for yourself.. You live for your child,, As she has given birth to you.. A mother..! I can’t sleep at night.. I can’t sleep in the day.. I often think about all the zillions of mothers who have given birth...," writes the doting mum.

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As any concerned and unaware new mum, Rani also went through the journey of understanding ways to handle her new role and her new baby. In her letter, she candidly questions whether all other new mums also go through the same!

"Do they all go through the same anxiety.. Or is it only me??? I salute all mothers! I am eternally grateful to the Almighty to have given me this blessing in the form of Adira!" she writes.

Continue reading to see what Rani Mukerji Chopra wants daughter Adira to do when she grows up!

Motherhood changed Rani completely

In her letter, new mum Rani also talks about how motherhood has emotionally changed her. And even though she is unsure if anybody would understand her, in her heart, she knows that her life is no longer the same!

"I don’t know if anyone understands me at this point of my life.. But I’m going with the flow.. I let anyone and everyone say things to me without reacting… sometimes reacting also.. I’ve become much calmer.. More patient.. And more forgiving.. It happened overnight one day suddenly.. I realised I have changed...," says the new mum.

She adds that even though she knows she has changed, it has been for the better.

"Again for the better I guess. I hope I can bring up Adira beautifully.. Without any fears.. Brave.. Wise.. Clever.. Disciplined.. Well mannered.. I want everyone to be proud of her.. Even if nobody is.. I will always be proud of her.. Encourage her to follow her heart.. Not get bullied ever.. not be pressurised for anything in life.. Be carefree always.. Happy and smiling.. Laughing wholeheartedly.. Her smile reaching her eyes...," concludes the doting mum.

First time Rani said something about Adira

This letter is the second time in the past one year that Rani Mukerji Chopra has spoken about her daughter. The first time was at the time of her birth, when Rani released an emotional statement about becoming a mother.

At the time she said, "I would like to thank all my well wishers and fans. Today life has given us God’s greatest gift with Adira. We thank fans our friends and well wishers for their unconditional support and blessings. With joy we begin this new chapter in our lives.”

Well, it seems that no matter who you are, when it comes to your own baby, you cannot stop but express your happiness at becoming a new parent.

That is exactly what Rani did. However, for the one year that she did not let anybody photograph her baby, she followed a very important rule that all new parents must take note.

New parents and social media

As a new parent, your first instinct is to scream from top of a building and express your happiness at the sight of your little bundle of joy. You want your friends and family to know how beautiful your baby looks, and most of us often resort to posting pictures on social media.

But that is exactly what you must refrain from. You must never put the following types of pictures of your new born baby, as just Rani and even Geeta Basra did.

  • Never post pictures of your baby in the bath. Naked pictures of babies can be a target for peadophiles and child sexual abuser, plus it will save your baby embarrassment when he grows up and accesses social media on his own.
  • Never post pictures of your baby's first stint with potty-training. It is an extremely intimate and candid part of his life and a journey you must go through on your own as a new parent. Such pictures must never be shared on social media.
  • Never share pictures of your baby's face. You may want to share this but know that social media is also made up of haters and so-called 'critics' who love to sit behind the comfort of their keyboards and judge others. Often times, parents face the brunt of reading comments that include words such as 'ugly' or 'fat,' and that is not the environment you should have your kid around.

Read: 7 pictures of your baby you must never share on social media

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj