Kunal Kapoor and Naina Bachchan have welcomed their first child, a son, on Monday. The 44-year-old married Naina Bachchan in 2015. Naina is the niece of Amitabh Bachhan. The actor took to Instagram to announce the news. “To all our well-wishers, Naina and I are overjoyed to share a piece of good news. We have become proud parents to a beautiful baby boy. We thank God for our abundant blessings,” Kunal shared.
Kunal Kapoor and his wife decided to keep their pregnancy a secret. They didn’t post any photos or videos to social media. His friends and fans were very happy. They showered the couple with love shortly after he shared the good news. As soon as he shared the news, Kunal received love from his fans and friends. “Blessings in abundance,” a comment read, while many fans poured congratulatory messages.
The news of their son thrilled the Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. He sent a lot of love to the family and dropped a comment referring to himself as “Machu.” His ex-wife Sussanne Khan congratulated Kunal and Naina and said the two will be “incredible parents.”
Neil Nitin Mukesh tweeted, “Congratulations to you and the entire family my dear brother. This is such lovely news. God bless the baby.” Shweta Bachchan dropped a heart emoji and wrote, “love you all.” “Congrats Kunnu to you and Naina! God bless the lil one,” Sophie Choudry mentioned on Twitter.
Kunal Kapoor was last seen in The Empire and Ankahi Kahaniya. However, he is still remembered for his character in Rang De Basanti. In an interview with indianexpress.com, Kunal remembered that he first read Rang De Basanti as an assistant director to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
In the film, he played Aslam. Kunal believed that the core issues addressed in Rang De Basanti still ring true. Talking about why the film still feels relevant, Kunal shared, “I think it talks about issues that we are still dealing with, unfortunately. Whether it is corruption in society, whether it is certain cynicism, those are things that we are still dealing with as a society.”
“I often say that I hope we evolve, as a society, to a time when Rang De Basanti is irrelevant, where people look at it and say this is not applicable anymore. Unfortunately, it is still very relevant just as it was 15 years back,” he concluded.
On the work front, Kunal will soon make his directorial debut with a short film. He is also working on a biopic about Shiva Keshavan, an Indian winter Olympian.