Shilpa Shetty on opting surrogacy: ‘I had couple of miscarriages, waited four years for adoption’
In an interview, Shilpa Shetty Kundra revealed her reason for opting for surrogacy.
On February 15, 2020, Shilpa Shetty and her businessman husband Raj Kundra were blessed with a baby girl named Samisha Shetty Kundra through surrogacy. Now, the actress revealed why she chose the route for having a baby.
Talking to Pinkvilla, the Dhadkan actress said she had multiple miscarriages, “After Viaan, I did want to have another child for the longest time. But I suffered with 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.”
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🧿Samisha Shetty Kundra completes 40 days today🧿 The first milestone for a mother and child, revered in Hinduism. 😇 Ideally, as a ritual we would have “stepped out of the house “ for the “FIRST” time and taken her to a temple for blessings, but as things stand today don’t have that option. Hence, will seek blessings at our mandir at home. It only makes me realise that there are so many other things we should be grateful for even if some things don’t go as per plan. So, for the next 20 days, I’m going to document one thing that I’m grateful for EVERY DAY. Starting with TODAY, I’m so grateful for just having a healthy family by my side. Let’s use this time to thank the universe for all the wonderful things and daily manifest positivity in our lives. Do join me in this exercise stating what YOU are grateful for. Tell me in the comments below or post something on your handle.🌈❤️😇 Love and Gratitude, SSK . . . . . #SamishaShettyKundra #20DaysOfGratefulness #gratitude #blessed #family #40days #milestones #thankful #love
The actress also spoke on how she wanted her son to have a sibling, “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. We had Samisha after three attempts. I had honestly given up on the thought of another child.”
Shilpa had also explained the meaning of Samisha’s name, Shilpa further wrote, “‘Sa’ in Sanskrit is “to have” and ‘Misha’ in Russian stands for “someone like God”. You personify this name – our Goddess Laxmi and complete our family.
On the work front, Shilpa Shetty will be making her comeback in the romantic comedy action film, ‘Nikamma’ alongside Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. Next, in the comedy film ‘Hungama 2’ with Paresh Rawal, Meezaan Jaffrey, and Pranitha Subhash.