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Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi on marriage welcoming their little one and more


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Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are going through the best phase of their lives. The journey from turning best friends to husband and wife and now awaiting parenthood, has been life-defining for them. Trust the couple to live it up even in the midst of their heavy work schedule. Neha’s pregnancy has indeed brought them closer. The actress gushes about her hubby, who has made it his mission to be by her side at every step, to protect and pamper her. “We’re pregnant!” they exclaim together. From renovating their house, to making time for each other, the duo is busy creating memories. It’s a celebration they’re looking forward to...

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Marriage and parenthood – you’ve taken on so much responsibility in a year, Angad.

ANGAD: I don’t view Neha as a responsibility. This is something I wished to do. It gives me satisfaction. I love her and am happy to see her smile. I’ve been commitment phobic all my life. I didn’t settle down with anyone else because it wasn’t meant to be. It never came to me as clearly as it came with Neha.

Neha, how are you celebrating your pregnancy?

Neha: It’s been a lot of fun. We put it out in the open pretty late; I was six and a half months pregnant when we actually spoke about it. One way I’m celebrating is by working every day. It keeps me on my toes. I thought it was a myth that you need to eat for two until I got into my eighth month. My appetite has gone up four fold. Also, I can do the things I want to only because of the support I’ve received from everyone – Angad, my parents and my doctor. Angad is concerned when I step out but doesn’t stop me. (Laughs) So nothing has changed except my size.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

What was your first reaction when you discovered you would be turning parents?

N: I didn’t have a Bollywood kind of reaction; I had a Hollywood-like reaction. There were no tears of joy rolling down my cheeks. It was more like ‘Oh my God! What am I going to do now?’ It took a while to sink in. At no point did I have an iota of doubt about going ahead with it. Angad was the man with whom I wanted to spend my life. And we were doing the most beautiful thing together – having a child.

A: There are two things. First is that you want to start a family. The second is with the right person. I’ve been in various relationships earlier. If I felt at home, it was always with Neha. If two people are the right match for each other, the Universe conspires to bring them together. When she told me she was pregnant, I felt I’d hit a jackpot. It was of utmost importance to be her strength.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Neha, are you going through mood swings? How supportive has Angad been?


N: I cannot put it in words how supportive and amazing he has been. I was about five-months pregnant shooting for Helicopter Eela. It was raining heavily that day and I panicked. He just dropped his plans for the day and accompanied me to the studio. He sat there in my trailer all day. He wanted to be by my side. I doubt if I can give so much physically, mentally and emotionally to a relationship. Whether it’s a craving, a breakdown or anything else, he’s there. They say, ‘We are pregnant.’ Angad symbolises that.

A: The good thing about Neha is that she flares up but calms down soon too. It’s normal to have mood swings. In her case they are far and few.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Neha, you’ve been working round the clock…

N: I respect expectant mothers who want to stay at home. My parents, my doctor and friends assured me that I could work till the last day. The fact that you’re strong enough to give life doesn’t make you weak. I go to the gym and also swim. I do tend to get a bit emotional. Like I cry while watching a film. At night when I turn even a bit, Angad, who’s had a hard day himself, lets me know he’s awake and there for me.

A: It’s great to work during pregnancy. She’s set a new benchmark for women. She’s a strong personality, who believes it’s not a weakness. She’s pushing it a bit though working until her eight month.

Neha, don’t you feel like putting your feet up and relaxing sometimes?

I do. There are times when I feel I’ve taken on too much. (Laughs) But the day I get an off, I panic. That’s how I’ve been. Angad is working on three projects. He leaves the house at 7am and returns late. I take up one project at a time. I’ve worked so much through my pregnancy, done physically demanding stuff on Roadies, wrapped an entire season of #NoFilterNeha, hosted a fashion-related show, shot for a film... I’ve worked in all shapes and sizes. When you have a start like that your child is ready to face the world. I believe this baby is going to be the most beautiful project of our lives. We need to give it our hundred per cent no matter what. Angad and I say in jest that we want a gold medallist for the country. Hopefully, one day our child will be in the Olympic squad.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

What parenting tips have you received?

N: The one person I take advice from the most is Soha (Ali Khan). Actually, everyone has a parenthood tip. There’s no such thing as bad parenting. The mother who goes to work is amazing. The mother who wants to spend the rest of her life with her kid is also amazing. Same goes for the man. Earlier, we shared the tips we received with each other. Now, we keep nodding and pretend we’re listening. We’re so bored of parenting advice.

A: I smile and nod and then just switch off. Suno sabki, karo apni. That’s what my father (renowned cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi) tells me. He wants me to experience this beautiful chapter on my own. He says I’ll learn from my mistakes. He asks me to be calm and patient. 

So, who’s going to play the good cop and the bad cop when disciplining the child?

A: If it’s a daughter, she will love me. And if it’s a son, he’ll love me as well.

N: (Laughs) He’ll play the filmi cop. He’ll reach when the situation has been taken care of. But I’ll be the real cop.

Do your other accomplishments compare to the high of being a mother?

N: It’s apples and oranges if you ask me to compare my career to us getting married and having a child. Karan (Johar) told me this is like the interval of a film. He said, ‘Go get married, start a family and trust me the second half will be beautiful.’ You can’t equate this to anything else in the world.

A: You achieve success, money, stardom... But you’ll enjoy these only when you have someone to share them with. Nothing can give the satisfaction that your family or holding your child can give you.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Any preparations to welcome the baby?

N: We’re making a nursery and renovating the house. Earlier it used to be a single’s apartment. We got flooded with gifts for the baby at the baby shower. The baby has more clothes than the father and is inching close to what the mother possesses.We’re arranging for help when the baby comes. I’ve asked my mother to stay with me for a couple of months. Angad and I remind ourselves that our entire lives shouldn’t get consumed. We had barely just started dating. It’s not like we’ve been married for years. Ours is young love yet.

A: No amount of preparation is good enough. Our upbringing is old school. So she’s got a balance of old school and new-age parenting. We haven’t referred to a single book or the internet for parenting guidelines because beyond a point it doesn’t make sense. One should rely on natural instinct.

What are the things you’ll be particular about regarding the child?

N: Bedtime will be 7:30 pm. We’ll try to keep him/her away from the iPad as much as possible. Also tantrums reflect how you’ve raised the child. So discipline is a must.

A: Since we want him/her to be a gold medallist, it won’t happen on the phone or on the iPad. It will happen on the ground. We’d rather spend time with the child than shove a phone in his/her hands just because we want some free time.

N: We’re going to keep the child away from sugar because then the 7:30 pm bedtime will go for a toss. So only natural sugars. We want the grandparents to spend time with the child. That’s where the child will learn values and culture.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

What qualities would you like the child to inherit from you?

N: Angad has a heart of gold. He’s compassionate and disciplined. It doesn’t matter if your child is going to Harvard or brings back a gold medal. He’s got to be a good human being. I hope my child inherits this from his dad. Angad’s selfless. Last night he returned after an 18-hour day. Yet he was there at the airport to pick me up at 1 am. He’s giving me all the time and the warmest hugs.

A: There’s discipline in Neha courtesy her dad, who was in the Indian Navy. I’d love my child to have that and a sense of gratitude. I’d like him to have a middle-class upbringing. It’s not about what we can provide; it’s about appreciating the value of time, money and friendship. People like being around Neha. I want my child to be like that.


Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Okay Angad, do you find Neha more beautiful now?

Definitely. She’s become a more beautiful human being too. She’s always been compassionate. Now, she’s a lot more present in her relationships. There’s a concern for me, I value that. She was always physically desirable but now she’s grown internally beautiful too.

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Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are going through the best phase of their lives. The journey from turning best friends to husband and wife and now awaiting parenthood, has been life-defining for them. Trust the couple to live it up even in the midst of their heavy work schedule. Neha’s pregnancy has indeed brought them closer. The actress gushes about her hubby, who has made it his mission to be by her side at every step, to protect and pamper her. “We’re pregnant!” they exclaim together. From renovating their house, to making time for each other, the duo is busy creating memories. It’s a celebration they’re looking forward to...

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Marriage and parenthood – you’ve taken on so much responsibility in a year, Angad.

ANGAD: I don’t view Neha as a responsibility. This is something I wished to do. It gives me satisfaction. I love her and am happy to see her smile. I’ve been commitment phobic all my life. I didn’t settle down with anyone else because it wasn’t meant to be. It never came to me as clearly as it came with Neha.

Neha, how are you celebrating your pregnancy?

Neha: It’s been a lot of fun. We put it out in the open pretty late; I was six and a half months pregnant when we actually spoke about it. One way I’m celebrating is by working every day. It keeps me on my toes. I thought it was a myth that you need to eat for two until I got into my eighth month. My appetite has gone up four fold. Also, I can do the things I want to only because of the support I’ve received from everyone – Angad, my parents and my doctor. Angad is concerned when I step out but doesn’t stop me. (Laughs) So nothing has changed except my size.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

What was your first reaction when you discovered you would be turning parents?

N: I didn’t have a Bollywood kind of reaction; I had a Hollywood-like reaction. There were no tears of joy rolling down my cheeks. It was more like ‘Oh my God! What am I going to do now?’ It took a while to sink in. At no point did I have an iota of doubt about going ahead with it. Angad was the man with whom I wanted to spend my life. And we were doing the most beautiful thing together – having a child.

A: There are two things. First is that you want to start a family. The second is with the right person. I’ve been in various relationships earlier. If I felt at home, it was always with Neha. If two people are the right match for each other, the Universe conspires to bring them together. When she told me she was pregnant, I felt I’d hit a jackpot. It was of utmost importance to be her strength.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Neha, are you going through mood swings? How supportive has Angad been?


N: I cannot put it in words how supportive and amazing he has been. I was about five-months pregnant shooting for Helicopter Eela. It was raining heavily that day and I panicked. He just dropped his plans for the day and accompanied me to the studio. He sat there in my trailer all day. He wanted to be by my side. I doubt if I can give so much physically, mentally and emotionally to a relationship. Whether it’s a craving, a breakdown or anything else, he’s there. They say, ‘We are pregnant.’ Angad symbolises that.

A: The good thing about Neha is that she flares up but calms down soon too. It’s normal to have mood swings. In her case they are far and few.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Neha, you’ve been working round the clock…

N: I respect expectant mothers who want to stay at home. My parents, my doctor and friends assured me that I could work till the last day. The fact that you’re strong enough to give life doesn’t make you weak. I go to the gym and also swim. I do tend to get a bit emotional. Like I cry while watching a film. At night when I turn even a bit, Angad, who’s had a hard day himself, lets me know he’s awake and there for me.

A: It’s great to work during pregnancy. She’s set a new benchmark for women. She’s a strong personality, who believes it’s not a weakness. She’s pushing it a bit though working until her eight month.

Neha, don’t you feel like putting your feet up and relaxing sometimes?

I do. There are times when I feel I’ve taken on too much. (Laughs) But the day I get an off, I panic. That’s how I’ve been. Angad is working on three projects. He leaves the house at 7am and returns late. I take up one project at a time. I’ve worked so much through my pregnancy, done physically demanding stuff on Roadies, wrapped an entire season of #NoFilterNeha, hosted a fashion-related show, shot for a film... I’ve worked in all shapes and sizes. When you have a start like that your child is ready to face the world. I believe this baby is going to be the most beautiful project of our lives. We need to give it our hundred per cent no matter what. Angad and I say in jest that we want a gold medallist for the country. Hopefully, one day our child will be in the Olympic squad.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

What parenting tips have you received?

N: The one person I take advice from the most is Soha (Ali Khan). Actually, everyone has a parenthood tip. There’s no such thing as bad parenting. The mother who goes to work is amazing. The mother who wants to spend the rest of her life with her kid is also amazing. Same goes for the man. Earlier, we shared the tips we received with each other. Now, we keep nodding and pretend we’re listening. We’re so bored of parenting advice.

A: I smile and nod and then just switch off. Suno sabki, karo apni. That’s what my father (renowned cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi) tells me. He wants me to experience this beautiful chapter on my own. He says I’ll learn from my mistakes. He asks me to be calm and patient. 

So, who’s going to play the good cop and the bad cop when disciplining the child?

A: If it’s a daughter, she will love me. And if it’s a son, he’ll love me as well.

N: (Laughs) He’ll play the filmi cop. He’ll reach when the situation has been taken care of. But I’ll be the real cop.

Do your other accomplishments compare to the high of being a mother?

N: It’s apples and oranges if you ask me to compare my career to us getting married and having a child. Karan (Johar) told me this is like the interval of a film. He said, ‘Go get married, start a family and trust me the second half will be beautiful.’ You can’t equate this to anything else in the world.

A: You achieve success, money, stardom... But you’ll enjoy these only when you have someone to share them with. Nothing can give the satisfaction that your family or holding your child can give you.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Any preparations to welcome the baby?

N: We’re making a nursery and renovating the house. Earlier it used to be a single’s apartment. We got flooded with gifts for the baby at the baby shower. The baby has more clothes than the father and is inching close to what the mother possesses.We’re arranging for help when the baby comes. I’ve asked my mother to stay with me for a couple of months. Angad and I remind ourselves that our entire lives shouldn’t get consumed. We had barely just started dating. It’s not like we’ve been married for years. Ours is young love yet.

A: No amount of preparation is good enough. Our upbringing is old school. So she’s got a balance of old school and new-age parenting. We haven’t referred to a single book or the internet for parenting guidelines because beyond a point it doesn’t make sense. One should rely on natural instinct.

What are the things you’ll be particular about regarding the child?

N: Bedtime will be 7:30 pm. We’ll try to keep him/her away from the iPad as much as possible. Also tantrums reflect how you’ve raised the child. So discipline is a must.

A: Since we want him/her to be a gold medallist, it won’t happen on the phone or on the iPad. It will happen on the ground. We’d rather spend time with the child than shove a phone in his/her hands just because we want some free time.

N: We’re going to keep the child away from sugar because then the 7:30 pm bedtime will go for a toss. So only natural sugars. We want the grandparents to spend time with the child. That’s where the child will learn values and culture.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

What qualities would you like the child to inherit from you?

N: Angad has a heart of gold. He’s compassionate and disciplined. It doesn’t matter if your child is going to Harvard or brings back a gold medal. He’s got to be a good human being. I hope my child inherits this from his dad. Angad’s selfless. Last night he returned after an 18-hour day. Yet he was there at the airport to pick me up at 1 am. He’s giving me all the time and the warmest hugs.

A: There’s discipline in Neha courtesy her dad, who was in the Indian Navy. I’d love my child to have that and a sense of gratitude. I’d like him to have a middle-class upbringing. It’s not about what we can provide; it’s about appreciating the value of time, money and friendship. People like being around Neha. I want my child to be like that.


Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi are looking forward to the new arrival in their lives. Filmfare joins in their excitement

Okay Angad, do you find Neha more beautiful now?

Definitely. She’s become a more beautiful human being too. She’s always been compassionate. Now, she’s a lot more present in her relationships. There’s a concern for me, I value that. She was always physically desirable but now she’s grown internally beautiful too.

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