Fortunate that we’re having a second one: Shahid on becoming parents again with wife Mira


Shahid Kapoor has finished 15-long years in Bollywood and although the actor found stardom after quite a few years of struggle, he is now in a happy and envious place. The actor is gearing up for his Shree Narayan Singh directed film Batti Gul Meter Chalu that also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma and Yami Gautam in the lead. Shahid who is basking in the success of his last release Padmaavat has been signing lucrative offers and big banner films. However, what is keeping him excited is the fact that he and his wife Mira Rajput are going to be parents for the second time around. In a recent interview to a leading daily, the BGMC actor opened up about his daughter Misha and the joys of parenting.

Shahid was asked whether it is true that he has booked a house worth Rs 56 crore, to which the actor replied, “Even I have heard that price. It’s true that I have looked at a new house and most probably, I will shift in by the end of next year. I need a bigger house now as my current place has just two bedrooms and very soon, Mira and I will have two kids, so I need to move into a bigger house.”

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Continuing in the same refrain Shahid spoke about the new kid he is waiting for and said, “Having a child is the most amazing feeling. And we are fortunate that we are having a second one so soon, so (I am) feel happy and blessed about that. Family is always a big reason to work even harder. When you come back home to your family (after work), it’s a great feeling.”

During the course of the interview, Shahid was asked about the added responsibility that the forthcoming kid would bring, to which the Udta Punjab actor replied, “I don’t think so. It’s just that you have to do whatever is required (as parents). In fact, I am nervous because I have Batti Gul’s release coming up in September and the baby is due around the same time. That’s why I have to dedicate my time correctly to both the things and hopefully I will be able to manage it well.”

Since this is the second time he and Mira are becoming parents the usual question that they are now old hands at parenting was also asked. However, Shahid very philosophically said, “Har baccha apni kismet leke aata hai (Every child comes with his/her own destiny). Now, we will have two to deal with so that’s an added responsibility. Till now, we have been parents to only one child but from here on, it will be about balancing time and effort. Mira and I are very excited to discover that journey.”

On the work front, Shahid’s upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu has already generated a very positive response as the trailer and the two songs that were released Gold Tamba and Dekhte Dekhte have been well received and much applauded. The film is all set to be released on September 21.