Directed by a conscious, thoughtful approach, actor-producer Anushka Sharma is ready to start playing the most demanding role of her life—a movie-star mother. Anushka is our soon-to-be-mommy and has posed with her baby bump for Vogue. Anushka talked to the magazine about her pregnancy journey, Virat’s love and support, her hopes for the baby, how she got support from her girlfriends and the balanced worldview she wishes to instil in her child. Anushka shared the magazine’s cover on Instagram and wrote, “Capturing this for myself, for life! @vogueindia, this was fun.”
She revealed all the perks of being pregnant during the lockdown while speaking to Vogue magazine, She said that due to it, her husband, Virat Kohli was by her side and no one realised that she was pregnant as they were staying indoors. “The pandemic has been a weird blessing in a way. Virat was around and I could keep it a secret. We only left to go to the doctor’s clinic. No one was on the streets so we couldn’t be spotted,” she said. Anushka added that during the initial days of her pregnancy, she was in the middle of Bulbbul promotions during a Zoom call when she suddenly felt unwell and nauseous. “I quickly turned off my video and messaged my brother (Karnesh Sharma, co-producer), who was also on the call, to stall them for ten minutes. If I had been on set or in a studio, everyone would have known,” she said.
As we speak, several weeks ahead of her due date, the animal-themed nursery is complete. “I just want to be prepared. Everything is slower because of the times we are living in and I don’t like to rush things. This time in my life, even more so,” she says. “I want the nursery to be very calm. It’s the place where you spend the most amount of time, where you are bonding with your baby, so it has to be peaceful.” The theme of the nursery, much like Sharma’s approach to life and parenthood, is one that is deeply thoughtful, reflecting important facets of the couple’s world. “I don’t believe that boys have to wear blue and girls pink. The nursery has all colours,” she says.