Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor congratulated by FC Barcelona on birth of daughter Raha: 'A new Barca fan is born'
Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and their daughter Raha Kapoor got a special message from the Spanish football club Barcelona. Here's what it said.
A day after actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor revealed their daughter Raha Kapoor's name and shared a glimpse of her mini Barcelona jersey, the Spanish football club congratulated the couple. Taking to Twitter on Friday, FC Barcelona re-shared the picture, earlier posted by Alia on Instagram. (Also Read | Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor's daughter is called Raha. Here's what it means)
They captioned the post, "Congratulations, @aliaa08 and Ranbir Kapoor!! A new Barca fan is born (baby emoji). We can't wait to meet you all in Barcelona." After the football club shared the same picture, and congratulated the couple, fans reacted to the tweet "This is big! FC Barcelona wishing Ranbir and Alia," a person commented. Another fan said, "Just the greatest club in the world blessing a child."
Ranbir is an ardent FC Barcelona fan. A few years ago, the club gifted him a Barcelona shirt that had Lionel Messi's signature on it. In 2011, Ranbir met Messi in Barcelona. As quoted by Times of India, Ranbir had said in 2011, "I’m just an actor, Messi is a Rockstar... If I wasn’t an actor, I would have played professional football. Or at least struggled to get into the team."
Alia and Ranbir welcomed their first newborn, a baby girl on November 6. Alia, on Thursday, on Instagram shared a picture. In the blurry photo, Ranbir held the newborn with a small football jersey of FC Barcelona hanging on the wall that read Raha.
She wrote, "The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful Dadi) has so many beautiful meanings... Raha, in its purest form means divine path, in Swahili she is Joy, In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan, In Bangla -rest, comfort, relief, in Arabic peace, it also means happiness, freedom & bliss. And true to her name, from the first moment we held her – we felt it ALL! Thank you Raha, for bringing our family to life, it feels as though our lives have only just begun."
Announcing the baby's arrival, Alia had posted on Instagram, "And in the best news of our lives:- Our baby is here...and what a magical girl she is. We are officially bursting with love - Blessed and obsessed PARENTS!!!! Love love love Alia and Ranbir."
The couple announced the pregnancy in June this year. Alia and Ranbir had tied the knot on April 14, 2022, after dating for a few years. The wedding, an intimate ceremony, took place at Ranbir's Mumbai residence Vastu.