Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra are amongst the most adorable Bollywood couple. The couple recently welcomed a baby girl via surrogacy in February 2020. The lovebirds already have a 7-year old son Viaan Raj Kundra.
In a recent interaction, Shilpa revealed why she opted for surrogacy and that she wanted Viaan to have a sibling. She confessed that she tried to conceive on her own a few times but have had to face miscarriages as she suffers from an immune disease called APLA.
Shilpa said, “After Viaan, I did want to have another child for the longest time. But I suffered from an autoimmune 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.”
The 44-year old actress also went on spill out the reason why she didn’t go for adoption. She said, “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.”
Speaking in the previous interview, Shilpa Shetty mentioned that they have been trying to have a second child for about five years and her daughter, Samisha is born after three attempts. She also went on to say that she had signed two films like Nikamma and also committed her dates to Hungama. It was in February that she received the news that they are going to be parents again and hearing the news she cleared all her work schedules for that month.
On the work front, she has two films in her kitty- Nikamma and Hungama 2. Both the films have 2020 release but might get delayed amid the on-going pandemic.