MUMBAI: There has been a baby boom in showbiz! Several telly couples are set to embrace parenthood in 2021, and joining the gang are Addite and Mohit Malik. The couple will welcome their first baby in May next year.
In an exclusive interview, a delighted Mohit shared the good news by stating, “I was in the midst of a shoot when Addite called to give me the good news. All she said was, ‘The tests are positive'. For a minute, I panicked and assumed she was talking about testing positive for COVID-19! But she laughed and told me that she was pregnant and that we are going to become parents. It took two days for the news to sink in. I kept asking her to check again and again.”.
Understandably, Addite is also thrilled about a new member being added to the family. For now, she plans to work from home. She said, “I have my restaurant business to take care of, but for the time being, all operations will be done from home. Both Mohit and I are taking extra precautions due to the pandemic and we maintain social distancing as much as possible. We avoid meeting friends, who have only recently started meeting each other. My father, who was unwell for the past few months and is recovering now, is most excited to become a grandpa!”.
An emotional Mohit added, “My parents have been waiting for so long to become grandparents. When I gave them the good news, I kept asking them, ‘Are you both happy now?’ When I played a father (Sikandar) in my show Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala, I had to lean on my imagination to enact the role of a father. But now, the paternal feeling will come naturally to me. I was so happy playing a father to two daughters in the TV show, so I will be over the moon if we get a daughter.”.
He continued, “Both Addite and I are also trying to become better individuals and feel we should keep no room for negativity in our lives because a child emulates the parents. We are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives and want to give our best to it.”.
Credit: Bombay Times