Dia Mirza gave a pleasant surprise to all of us by announcing her pregnancy in a beautiful post. The actress tied the knot with businessman Vaibhav Rekhi in February this year and went on a holiday to the Maldives. In the announcement picture, Dia was seen cradling her baby bump. Soon after, fans and friends from the film industry showered love on the mom-to-be. However, a follower on Instagram asked Dia why didn't she announce her pregnancy before the marriage.
The follower said, "That's so good, congrats. But the problem is, she tried to break the stereotypes with woman priest, why couldn't she announce her pregnancy before the marriage? Isn't becoming pregnant after marriage a stereotype we follow? Why can't women get pregnant before marriage?"
Dia promptly replied to the comment and clarified that she didn't marry Vaibhav because she was expecting her first child. She also revealed the reason behind not announcing her pregnancy before the marriage.
"Interesting question. Firstly we didn’t marry because we were having a baby together we were already marrying as we wanted to spend our lives together. We discovered we were going to have a baby while we were planning our wedding So this marriage is not the result of pregnancy. We didn’t announce the pregnancy until we knew it’s safe (medical reasons) to. This is the happiest news of my life, I’ve waited for many many years for this to happen. No way i would hide it for any reason other than medical. Only answering this because: 1) Having a child is a beautiful gift of life 2) There must never be any shame attached to this beautiful journey 3) As women we must always exercise our choice 4) Whether we choose to be single and parent a child or be in a marriage it is our after all our choice 5) As a society we must un stereotype our idea of what is right or wrong, instead train ourselves to ask what is fair or unfair," Dia said.
On April 1, Dia shared the picture with her baby bump and wrote, "Blessed to be... One with Mother Earth... One with the Life Force that is the beginning of everything... Of all stories. Lullabies. Songs.
Of new saplings. And the blossoming of hope. Blessed to cradle this purest of all dreams in my womb "