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Baby boy for Akshara-Naitik

Actors Hina Khan and Karan Mehra took parenting lessons from family to prepare for their on-screen roles.

tv Updated: Jan 29, 2012 16:33 IST
Kavita Awaasthi

Singhania family is over the moon since Akshara and Naitik will soon become proud parents of a baby boy in Star Plus’ Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. While Akshara had to go through tough labour pains and later opted for a C-section, in real life, actor Hina Khan prepared for the baby in her own way. She checked out videos of what women go through during labour pain and even got first-hand information from her mother and sister who guided her about pregnancy and labour pains.

In the show, Naitik played by actor Karan Mehra, relies on his family for tips but in real life, he asserts that he is a professional when it comes to taking care of a baby, “I have basic general knowledge regarding babies. I have many younger cousins so I have been around them when they were babies and growing up.” He says he is cool about handling babies. “I am not a klutz around them. I don't get scared or shy to pick them up either, which is the case with most guys. Babies love me and feel comfortable with me,” he smiles.

So what kind of a parent would Karan be in real life? “I think I will be scared for my kid throughout my life. Parents never stop worrying about their kids — no matter what stage they are at in life. Parenting is a vicious cycle as they worry and care about their infants leading to worries about schooling, college, marriage, and their kids — so basically it goes on. With age, worries of a parent only goes up and never decrease,” he says. Hina was unavailable for comment.