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Becoming a maasi or a bua is one of the most magical feelings in the world that can not be expressed in words. From the moment your sister and brother-in-law or brother and sister-in-law break this big news to you, your life starts revolving around the baby who is on its way.
From being just as excited as mom-to-be and shopping the little one to filling your social media account with his/her pictures and videos as soon as he/she arrives, you are the best and official babysitter for your ‘cuddle bunny’. Along with your sister/sister-in-law, you’re also entering the new phase your life. Even our Bollywood divas experienced the same feelings and went through the same emotional roller-coaster when they became bua/maasi. Here, we bring to you the list of B-town and television divas who are proud maasi/bua of their little niece/nephew.
Famous producer and daily soap queen, Ekta Kapoor became a proud bua when her brother Tusshar Kapoor embraced fatherhood with a baby boy. On June 1, 2016, Golmaal series actor, Tusshar welcomed his son through IVF and became a hands-on father to his son, Laksshya Kapoor. Ever since the birth of Laksshya, everyone’s lives in the Kapoor family started revolving around him.
Laksshya’s doting and adorable bua Ekta, despite her hectic schedule, manages to spend quality time with her nephew. She keeps on sharing pictures and videos with her 2-year-old nephew, Laksshya on her social media handle. She enjoys the time to the fullest with her little bundle of joy who is now the love of her life. Speaking about Laksshya, Ekta stated in an interview:
“I am a human being who recovered from a lot of pain last year because of my nephew. I had many professional ups and downs last year. Television did very well but films did not and that is very in your face because everyone knows it did not do well. So, it just hits you more. But my nephew would just suck out every bit of tension from me. People, when they used to talk about their children, their eyes would light up. And he is not even my own child, he is my nephew but it is magical. A magic happens when a child comes to a house and as a kid grows, you grow with them and the small things become the big things.”
From making her Bollywood debut as an actor with Dil Maange More and after 14 years, making her debut as an author with her first book, The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous, Soha Ali Khan is well-acclaimed in every field she has stepped into. In fact, in her personal life too, Soha is much-loved by all her family members. She is a hands-on-mommy to her ten-month-old daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu. But she is also a doting bua of Taimur Ali Khan, son of her brother Saif Ali Khan and her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Taimur and Inaaya are the internet sensations and their ‘cuteness overloaded’ pictures make everyone go ‘aww’ on social media. Soha shared the first picture with Taimur on her Instagram handle, from her baby shower. Soha added the text, "When Taimur meets Masti" to the picture. She later shared the first picture of her nephew, Taimur with her daughter, Inaaya and the internet went crazy over the little munchkins. Soha is also protective about Taimur and feels that being a child, he is surrounded by the media and paparazzi way too much. She once stated in an interview:
"I honestly think it's too much especially for Taimur... It's all normal for him but childhood is about innocence and he shouldn't be robbed of that. He has a right to his privacy and that needs to be respected by the media. I feel bad because whenever Taimur goes with his parents, the media reaches there to click his photographs. I want to urge media to not use the flash while clicking their pictures. We understand public scrutiny is part of the job but that is a call we took for ourselves not our children, so it doesn't seem fair for them to be exposed to the media glare."
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda is all praises for her sister-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her niece, Aaradhya Bachchan. Shweta loves how Aishwarya has nurtured Aaradhya, and in fact, she was quoted as saying in an interview:
“There isn’t much room for any of our inputs, because Aishwarya is doing it all by herself. As a result, Aaradhya is doing a lot more than my kids were doing at her age. She’s forming words, saying them, listening to everything we say and absorbing it. She’s even taking steps on her own now. Aishwarya’s determination is evident.”
Shweta is very close to her brother, Abhishek Bachchan and they both share a great camaraderie with each other. Abhishek’s daughter, Aaradhya is everyone’s treasure in the Bachchan family, and bua Shweta loves her to the core. Even Shweta’s children, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agstya Nanda also share a great bond with their little cousin sister, Aaradhya.
Stand-up comedian, Krushna Abhishek and his lovely wife, Kashmera Shah embraced parenthood with twin boys, Krishaang K Sharma and Raayan K Sharma. And the one who is the happiest in the family is none other than Krushna’s sister, Arti Singh. Bua Arti was also the first one to share the first picture of her nephews on social media. Sharing an adorable selfie with Raayan, Arti wrote:
“MY NEPHEW ... RAAYAN .. now I'm officially allowed to post their pics .. whooooo Whoo...our light. Our happiness .. our strength . @kashmera1 @krushna30.”
And the candid one with Krishaang as:
“Bua is happiest with chiku.. krishaang... MY BHANJA. I relive my childhood with them .. happiest wen they around .. @kashmera1 @krushna30.”
While Drashti Dhami is making everyone smitten with her superb acting skills and is giving fashion goals to all the girls out there, she is in awe over one person and loves spending time with him. No, it’s not her husband! We are talking about her adorable 3-year-old nephew, Kabir Dhami. Kabir is the son of Drashti’s brother, Jaisheel Dhami and her sister-in-law, Suhasi. Drashti loves sharing pictures with her little munchkin on her social media handle and is loving this ‘bua phase’.
Speaking about the same, Drashti stated to the Times Of India:
"The bua phase is amazing. Initially, I used to get irritated as when Kabir was born, I was shooting for Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani in Naigaon which is very far, and I was not able to meet him. But finally after I left the show, I got a chance to meet and spend time with him. Now, he has become friendly with me and we have a lot of fun together. He is more fond of Niraj (Drashti’s husband) than me. Like, if I do a video call with him right now, he will ask where is Niraj? He is more interested in talking to Niraj than me. It makes me jealous sometimes but then it’s ok you can’t envy your partner (laughs).”
She shared the following video on Valentine’s day with her little Valentine, her nephew Kabir and captioned it:
“My fav valentine @jaisheeldhami @suhasi2804”
Reema Lamba, who is popularly known as Mallika Sherawat, is very active on social media and loves sharing her adorable moments with her special someone. We are referring her to Mallika’s nephew, Ransher Singh Lamba, who is the son of her brother, Vikram Singh Lamba and her sister-in-law, Lovi Narwal. On February 3, 2017, Mallika proudly announced that she became bua.
Since then, the doting bua keeps posting pictures and videos with the little one, and they are indeed too cute to be missed. The little one is the hero of her bua’s Instagram account.
It is a well-known fact that Kangana Ranaut and her sister, Rangoli Chandel, share a very strong bond and are with each other through every thick and thin. Rangoli and Kangana stood for each other whenever needed and have supported each other immensely. Kangana became a proud maasi, when her sister Rangoli gave birth to a baby boy on November 16, 2017.
Maasi Kangana is showering all her love on the little munchkin, her nephew Prithvi Raj Chandel. She loves sharing her special and memorable moments with her little nephew on her social media handle.
Being one of the most compatible sisters of B-town, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan are also doting maasis to each other’s kids. Maasi Bebo adores Kiaan Raj Kapoor and Samiera Kapoor, and Lolo is a doting maasi to her one-and-a-half-year-old nephew, Taimur Ali Khan. From bringing their kids on their sets to take them on vacations together, Kareena and Karisma’s children share the same bond as them. Announcing her joy on being a ‘proud maasi’, Karisma shared on her Instagram:
"#proudmasi#blessed#newmemberinthefamily #joy#love#happiness #baby#taimuralikhanpataudi"
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Speaking about her niece Samiera, maasi Kareena shared in a throwback interview:
“She was literally born into my arms! Being with her makes me forget who I am and the daily grind my profession makes me go through. Watching her grow up is such a great experience. We talk to each other a lot and she always likes to tell me what happened at her dance classes. The moment she hears a good number, she dances to it. This is a sure indicator to me about how the track would fare in the long run. She likes to draw too, you know. I am sure Samaira is going to be singing ‘Fevicol se’ happily, as she loves all these fun, masala numbers. She is quite filmy in that sense. I am really happy that she will be dancing to it.”
She is the powerhouse of talent and has made her country immensely proud overseas with her work. We are talking about our desi girl, Priyanka Chopra. Piggy Chops, despite her super-busy schedule, makes sure to spend time with her cousin sister and adorable niece, Shireen. And maasi-niece duo seems to have a gala time together. She keeps sharing enjoyable and special moments with her niece on her social media handle. In a video that she shared on Christmas, dancing and giggling with the little one, she wrote:
“All I want for Christmas is you my niece”
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Another sibling duo of B-town, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are doting maasis to each other’s little ones. The doting maasi Esha even shared the first picture of her nephew, Darien Vohra on her Twitter handle, and captioned it:
“Darien Vohra showers love to his grandfather with arms wide open! By the way check out his dhai kilo ka haath.”
She further tweeted:
“Darien is a Greek name which means “gods gift” that’s what ahaana and Vaibhav have named their boy”.
Ahana, being a doting sister, organised a baby shower for then mommy-to-be, Esha. Speaking about it, Ahana was quoted as saying to MissMalini:
“I wanted to do this for Esha because she threw a surprise baby shower party for me. So I decided to do the same for her. As sisters these are the fun girly moments in our life. Thanks to Bharat for sneakily getting me the measurements of Esha for the gown and managing to keep it a surprise for her.”
We are sure after the arrival of her niece, Radhya Takhtani, Ahana would be on cloud nine. Esha and Ahana are doting maasis to Darien and Radhya respectively.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shamita Shetty are undoubtedly the hottest sisters on the block. Their dusky tone and sizzling looks make them the sizzling sibling duo. Shilpa and Raj are blessed with a son, whom they named Viaan Raj Kundra. Shamita is all love for her nephew, Viaan and her social media is full of her adorable pictures with him. On his 6th birthday, Shamita wrote:
“Happiest Birthday my darling baby Viaan, can’t believe ur 6 already!!! Thankyou for the unconditional love, cuddly huggies n so much joy uve brought into our lives... may god bless u always with happiness n loads of love our naughty lil one!”
Bharti Singh credits her achievements and success to three ladies in her life; her mother, her sister and her niece. On International Women’s Day 2018, Bharti wrote:
“Behind every successful man is a woman... Behind every successful woman, there are women. I have achieved so much success because of the constant love and support of these 3 women in my life My mom. My sister. My niece. These three strong women have made me what I am... Love you girls...keep inspiring! #women #mylifeline #internationalwomensday #8march #inspiringwomen #loveyoumylife”
Bharti’s lifeline is her niece, Ishika Arora and Bharti’s social media timeline is all about the little one’s pictures and adorable videos. Bharti and her sister, Pinky share a deep bond and she loves spending time with her niece, Ishita.
Well, this B-town sister pair is sassy, hot and evergreen! Amrita Arora Ladak and Malaika Arora Khan are thick as family and super-fun as BFFs. Malaika is a proud maasi of two young boys, Rayaan Ladak and Azaan Ladak, and Amrita adores her nephew, Arhaan Khan.
Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi fame actress, Erica Jennifer Fernandes shared a beautiful picture on her Instagram, where we can see her adoring her little bundle of joy, Maahi. Erica's niece, Maahi is busy staring at the camera and looks super adorable in this light baby pink dress. Erica captioned the above snap as:
"maahi n maasi"
The Bengali beauty of B-town, Bipasha Basu is a proud maasi of her sister, Soni Basu's little munchkin, Nia. Bipasha loves sharing pictures and Boomerangs with Nia and her niece share a cordial bond with her hubby, Karan Singh Grover as wel. Sharing a beautiful message for her 'jigar ka tukda', her niece Nia on her birthday, Bipasha wrote:
" My little baby doll is growing up..but she will always be my little baby doll, Nia you don’t know how you make everyone in this house happy with your smile... with your constant crazy energy ... and your love. Thank you baby girl for being the way you are. Wish you everything good in the world Our princess forever Have an awesome birthday "
Being a maasi or a bua brings out the inner child in you, and the moment your niece/nephew call you maasi/bua for the first time, you cherish the day for the lifetime. You hate the fact that your naughty little ones are growing up so fast. You love to pamper them for eternity. Don’t you agree? Well, do share your memorable moments with your niece and nephews, in the comments section below.