Shilpa Shetty opens up on surrogacy, reveals she had miscarriages
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra welcomed their second child, a baby girl named Samisha, in February this year. However, it wasn't an easy journey for them. In a recent interview, Shilpa revealed that she suffered from pregnancy complications and miscarriages. She added that she opted for surrogacy as she didn't want her son to grow up alone.
In a recent interaction with Pinkvilla, Shilpa (44) revealed that she wanted to have a second child "for the longest time". Shilpa's first child, Viaan (7), was born in May 2012. She added that she suffered from an auto immune disorder called APLA (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), which led to a number of miscarriages. "So, it was a genuine issue," she asserted.
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APLA) is a disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks normal proteins in the body. The condition can lead to formation of blood clots in arteries, veins and organs. In pregnant women, it could lead to miscarriage and stillbirth.
Shilpa informed that she did not give up on having a second child as she "did not want Viaan to grow up as a single child... I know how important it is to have a sibling." She said they also tried to adopt but that did not work out. "I was so irritated and we decided to try the surrogacy route," the actor said.
“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone To the two halves of my heart ❤️ Viaan & Samisha: You both complete me. I love you !💝🌈🧿💝Thankyou for choosing me😇 Happy Mother’s Day... to me and to all those amazing mothers out there.❤️🧿🌈 @rajkundra9 . . . . . #HappyMothersDay #ViaanRajKundra #SamishaShettyKundra #children #son #daughter #family #gratitude #blessed #happiness
Meanwhile, Shilpa is all set to make her acting comeback after more than a decade. Last seen in 2007 film Apne, Shilpa will soon star in Sabbir Khan's romantic comedy movie Nikamma. It also stars Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. She also has Priyadarshan's Hungama 2 in the pipeline. However, all film productions and releases currently remain stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.