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Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times
June 09, 2014
At 10am on Monday (June 9), Bollywood actor Imran Khan and wife Avantika Malik, became the parents of a healthy baby girl. The cesarean section (C-section) surgery took place at a boutique suburban hospital.

Although Imran remained unavailable to speak to us, a friend of the actor's revealed that the delivery took place as per the expected schedule.

"On Saturday, Imran and Avantika visited their doctor for a regular check-up since she was approaching the due date. That day, they figured that a normal delivery would not be possible, so they decided to opt for a C-section instead. Avantika was admitted to the hospital the following night," says the insider, adding, "All three of them will be able to go home after a few days. For now, all their close friends and family members are visiting them at the hospital."

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Funnily enough, while speaking to us in the past, Imran had revealed that he was placing his bets on a baby girl. He had said, "I've been rooting for a girl, while Avantika thinks it will be a boy."

Back home, a lot of clothes, toys and even a pram have been passed on to the new parents by their aunt, Kiran Rao.

And in true Bollywood fashion, congratulations have started pouring in on Twitter for the new parents.