Actor-producer Anushka Sharma and captain of the Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli who announced the news of their pregnancy in August, are due to be parents in January 2021.
Mom-to-be Anushka posed for the magazine cover of Vogue India’s January 2021 issue. She posed for a series of pictures flaunting her baby bump for the first time for a magazine shoot.
Anushka shared the magazine’s cover on Instagram and wrote, “Capturing this for myself, for life! @vogueindia, this was fun.” In the picture, Anushka is seen wearing a bralette and a pair of flared pants. She is also wearing a large, cream-coloured coat.
In a candid interview cum conversation with the magazine, Anushka revealed how she plans to raise her baby, some insights on her gender-neutral nursery, and even spoke about how she bonded with the women in her life during her pregnancy and how she connected with so many people who went out of their ways to lend her a helping hand. Reacting to the shoot, Virat calls his wife 'beautiful.'
She says in her interview that the pandemic has in a way been a weird blessing, where her partner Virat Kohli was by her side and that no one found out she was pregnant; even when they only stepped out for doctor’s visits since the streets were empty.
Anushka also spoke about how she has been keeping busy, designing a nursery for her baby that is gender-neutral. She does not believe in stereotypes assigning pink or blue to girls or boys. She reveals that the nursery has all colours and the central theme is based around animals. “Both Virat and I love animals and we want our baby to have that bond too. They are a big part of our lives and we really believe they can teach kindness and compassion to children,” she said.
The young couple does not want to ‘raise brats’. She says she will ensure that her child is respectful and has good values.
She is due next month and is said that she will return to work in May 2021.