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Popular television actress, Dipika Kakar Ibrahim, is expecting her first baby with her husband, Shoaib Ibrahim. The actress will welcome her child in July this year, and she's excited about the new chapter of her life. Recently, Dipika hit the headlines as reports were rife that she would leave her acting career after embracing motherhood. However, the mommy-to-be has finally reacted to the news of her quitting acting.
In an interview with ETimes TV, Dipika Kakar cleared the air around the ongoing speculations and ended them once and for all. The Sasural Simar Ka actress clarified that she is not planning to quit acting and she is just on a break to enjoy this beautiful phase of her life. Talking about the same, she said:
"I just came across this news of me quitting acting as a career. People misunderstood my comments from my previous interview that I've given up acting. So I would just like to clarify there is nothing like that. I have always craved to live a life of a housewife. Shoaib would go to office and I would make breakfast for him and take care of the house. But that doesn't mean that I don't want to work ever again."
However, she further added that she can make a decision regarding her acting career only after when she welcomes her baby into this world. Reflecting on the same, the mommy-to-be mentioned that she might take a break for 4-5 years to enjoy her motherhood journey with her baby or she would get offered something interesting soon. In her words:
"Ho sakta hai l won't work for next four-five years or I might soon get offered something very good and I might accept it also, Aisa bhi ho sakta hai that I might feel that I want to give my first four-five years to my kid. All this I can only say when I welcome my baby.”
Talking about her wish to enjoy the motherhood phase with her soon-to-be-born baby, Dipika shared that she wants to raise her child in her presence. The mommy-to-be also mentioned that her baby would need her in the growing-up years and added that she would love to experience this phase and enjoy it to the fullest. Dipika further revealed that this life has been her dream and added:
"I'm saying this because I'm an old school person and I feel when a baby is born he/she needs their mother, initial years mein Maa ka saath hona zaruri hai. This is how we have seen kids being raised around us. When we would study our moms to wake up early and sit with us. I want to live these moments with my child and enjoy it. That is the phase I want to go through and experience it. When you say that this is the best phase that I'm enjoying right now, you are absolutely right. This life has been my dream."
In the same interview, the actress also shared that the best part is that she will welcome her child at the perfect time. Sharing the details, the actress mentioned that she feels blessed that she is not occupied with work right now so she can give all her time to her soon-to-be-born baby and enjoy her pregnancy phase. The mommy-to-be also heaped praises on all the working moms and expressed her respect towards them for looking after their kids while juggling between their house and work simultaneously.
On the work front, Dipika Kakar was last seen in the show, Sasural Simar Ka 2.