Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra recently welcomed a baby girl via surrogacy on February 15. The couple named her Samisha Shetty Kundra.
Now, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Shilpa opened up why she opted for surrogacy and her decision to have a second baby.
Talking to Pinkvilla, the actress said, “After Viaan, I did want to have another child for the longest time. But I suffered from an auto immune disease called APLA and that came into play every time I get pregnant. So I had a couple of miscarriages so it was a genuine issue.”
Shilpa Shetty on why she chose surrogacy
Shilpa explained that she also tried adoption. “I didn’t want Viaan to grow up as a single child, because I’m also one of two and I know how important it is to have a sibling. Coming from that thought, I did explore other ideas as well but that didn’t pan out well. At a time when I wanted to adopt, I had put in my name and everything was underway. But then, the Christian missionary shut down because they had a tiff with Kara. I waited for nearly four years and then, I was so irritated and we decided to try the surrogacy route,” Shilpa revealed.
She went on to say that Samisha was born after three attempts. “We had been trying for second child for five years. I had signed Nikamma and had committed my dates to Hungama when I got the news that in February, we were going to be parents again. We cleared our work schedules for the whole month,” Shilpa had earlier told Hindustan Times.
Shilpa and Raj tied the knot in November 2009 in a grand ceremony. They welcomed their first child together, son Viaan Raj Kundra in May 2012.
On the film front, Shilpa is all set to make a comeback after almost 13 years. She will be seen in Nikamma and Hungama 2.