Sonam Kapoor reveals how Anil Kapoor reacted to her pregnancy news; says ‘he didn’t even see himself as a parent’
Sonam Kapoor and her husband Anand Ahuja welcomed their son into the world this month. While they are now parents, Anil Kapoor became the ‘youngest’ grandfather.
Earlier this year when Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja had announced that they are expecting their first child, one of the most excited members of their family was the former’s father Anil Kapoor . He took to his social media handle to share the news with a sweet post which read: “Now preparing for the most exciting role of my life - GRANDFATHER!! Our lives will never be the same again and I couldn’t be more grateful! @sonamkapoor & @anandahuja you have made us happy beyond measure with this incredible news!” Back then, many had joked that the evergreen superstar will be the ‘youngest nana’ in the world.
Well, in a recent interview with Vogue, Sonam revealed how Anil actually reacted on finding out that he’s going to be a grandfather. She shared, “I think my dad is scared. He doesn’t see himself as a grandparent—for a long time, he didn’t even see himself as a parent—but he was the one who got emotional when I told him I was expecting. He was shooting for Jugjugg Jeeyo in Chandigarh sometime before I broke the news to them and Mum and he were visiting some temples around the area. Now, Dad isn’t particularly religious or spiritual, so when Mum jokingly asked him what he was going to pray for, and he responded, “A grandchild,” she was shocked.”
Sonam went on to share that her father has always focused on his daughters’ careers and never rushed them to get married or start a family. He always told them to settle down when they are ready. Well, on 20th August, Sonam and Anand welcomed their beautiful baby boy into the world with bowed heads and open hearts. We wish them all the best as they embark on this journey to parenthood. To Anil ji, we send all our love!