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Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi walked down the aisle on May 8, 2018, in a secret Gurudwara wedding. Though their families and closest pals were present at the celebrations, it was a surprise for many of the tinsel town celebrities. Just a few months after their hush-hush wedding, Neha and Angad became proud parents to their baby girl, Mehr Dhupia Bedi, on November 18, 2018.
For the ones who don’t know, Neha and Angad had kept her pregnancy under the wraps for the first few months. After that in August 2018, the ecstatic dad-to-be had shared the news of her pregnancy on his social media handle. While Neha had later clarified why she kept it a secret by saying that she was afraid she won’t get work. (You May Also Like: Malaika Arora Reacts To Her 'April Destination Wedding' Rumours With Arjun Kapoor, Here's The Truth)
In a recent interaction with IANS, Neha opened up about becoming a mother and her married life. The BFF with Vogue star was quoted as saying, "It's a huge accomplishment and so rewarding. Just to wake up next to two people who you cannot believe you love so selflessly... I was always this person who thought 'I am the most important person in my life', my work is important, family is important, and they are important because they make me happy.”
Adding further, she remarked, "And then suddenly you have this, which is infinitely more important than you are in your own eyes. It's so hard to describe it. I would never have understood this if I hadn't become a mom. I feel like I have come here to mentor the participants with not just the (Miss India) crown that I won in 2002, but also with two more crowns... It's three crowns on my head right now." (Also Read: 'Naagin' Fame, Sayantani Ghosh On Her Wedding Plans, Says Doesn't Want To Marry Because Of Age)
She has also talked about the compliments she gets on her professional journey and stated, "I get compliments for my journey. It's definitely one that comes from a place of never wanting to give up, and the importance of realising that the only way you can let your personality show is by doing work that you believe in. Yes, I thrive, and I am hungry to do film. I am taking baby steps towards becoming a content producer as well. And my chat show is one of them."
Lastly, talking about how much she enjoys being a mentor for Miss India contestants, a role she has taken care of for three years, she retorted, "It's a huge responsibility. I am in my third year, and feel I have done a half decent job because Manushi Chhillar (who won the Miss World 2017) didn't do that bad." (Checkout: Saif Ali Khan On Refusing To Pose With Taimur Ali Khan, 'I Am Within My Right To Choose Not To Pose')
In an interview earlier with the Bombay Times, Neha had talked about how the year 2018 was for her. She had shared, "This year has taught me a lot. When you accomplish so much personally, it changes you professionally as well. At the start of the year, I had not imagined that I’d become a wife and mother. It has all happened so fast; it’s beautiful."
The Lust Stories actor also opened up about motherhood and said that her baby girl has changed her perspective towards life. Neha had further added, "For all that I have accomplished personally, I need to get stronger and go out and continue working. My baby girl is barely a month old and she has already taught me so much. When I return from work and see her face, I realise that there is nothing that I cannot get past. Mehr also teaches me to adjust my tone around everyone because I speak softly with her."
Before Mehr was born, Neha had a chat with Deccan Chronicle wherein she had talked about her life and had remarked, "The journey has been absolutely amazing. It’s been different. Getting married, becoming a mom. Becoming a parent, I think, more than anything else. And continuing to work is something that keeps my plate full and I'm very, very excited about it." (Do Read: Sonakshi Sinha Talks About Her Love Life, Says That She Wants To Find Love That Will Stay)
The 38-year-old actress once shared how she kept her calm when she and hubby, Angad were trolled for their marriage and pregnancy on social media. Neha had said, "I do that by not paying too much attention to it. I feel like I use social media to follow people I love and adore, and I definitely use social media to put things out there, my work that I’m doing. And if people have opinions, they are entitled to it. If people choose to be harsh, I think they’re wasting their time and mine."
Here’s wishing Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and their little bundle of joy, Mehr all the happiness in the world!
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