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Stork came to visit many Bollywood beauties this year. While actors such as Lara Dutta, Shilpa Shetty and Celina Jaitly embraced motherhood for the first time, others such as Twinkle Khanna and Amrita Arora became mommies for a second time. We give you a lowdown.
Twins: Winston and Viraaj
Born on: March 24, 2012
After a hush hush marriage to Dubai-based Austrian businessman Peter Haag in July last year, actor Celina Jaitly became a mother to twin sons, Winston and Viraaj this March. Celina was last seen on the big screen in Will You Marry Me. “I have become calmer post marriage and motherhood,” Celina was quoted as saying. Interestingly, on April 8, Celina’s twins even joined Twitter. “On their two-week birthday, we presented our sons with their TwitterIDs (sic),” tweeted Celina.
Born on: May 21, 2012
Actor Shilpa Shetty, who married London-based entrepreneur Raj Kundra in 2009, gave birth to their first child — a boy — and named him Viaan. Talking about life post motherhood, Shilpa, who was last seen on the big screen in the 2010 flick, The Desire, said, “Being mother is the best role I have ever played. I can’t thank God enough every day for giving me Viaan. Everything else has taken a backseat in my life at the moment. It’s very stressful at times but I am giving my 100% to him.”
Born on: January 20, 2012
Actor Lara Dutta, who married Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi in February last year, became a proud mother to daughter Saira on January 20 this year. Lara, who was last seen in a cameo in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don 2 (2011), is happy playing the doting mom. Talking about motherhood, she said, “Motherhood has brought a lot of changes. Your priorities just revolve around your baby. In short, I can say that I am in most contented phase of my life.”
Born on: September 25, 2012
The stork visited actor-turned-interior designer Twinkle Khanna for the second time. Twinkle, who already has a 10-year-old son Aarav with actor-husband Akshay Kumar, delivered a daughter in September. “So far everything has been so smooth. My wife is over the moon and a baby girl is exactly what our home needed. I spend a lot of time with my baby girl and Aarav,” Akshay was quoted as saying.
Daughter’s name: Not known
Born on: May 1, 2012
Actor Antara Mali, who has worked in films such as Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003) and Company (2002), became a mom this year. Antara, who had kept her 2009 marriage to Che Kurrien, editor of an international magazine, and her pregnancy, well under wraps, delivered a baby girl at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai on May 1 this year.
Born on: October 20, 2012
Another Bollywood celebrity who became a mother this year is actor Amrita Arora Ladak. Amrita, who married builder Shakeel Ladak in 2009, gave birth to their second son in October this year. The couple already has a son named Azaan, who was born in 2010. “I am busy looking after my two boys and have no plans of returning to films,” Amrita was quoted as saying.