In a society where patriarchy still rules, getting up and voicing one’s opinion becomes really difficult. Calling a spade, a spade is something which everyone can’t do. Kalki Koechlin is one such actress of Bollywood, who has always voiced her opinions on things which are still considered as a 'taboo' in the society. Just like her bold choices of films, this actress has left no stone unturned to speak her mind. (Recommended Read: Rashami Desai Talks About Getting Married On Bigg Boss, Says She Knows How To Take Her Own Decisions)
Kalki had announced her pregnancy out of wedlock on September 29, 2019, with her Israeli classic pianist boyfriend, Guy Hershberg. She had revealed that they are expecting their first child in January 2020. Sometime back, the actress who was against the idea of motherhood, said that with her pregnancy, she has redefined the whole idea of motherhood. Now, she is all set to embrace motherhood and parenting.
The Dev D actress, who has entered her fifth month of pregnancy revealed her concept of marriage and how she will not get married under any societal pressure. Kalki also said that marriage is sacred and she will consider it for parental rights and not because she is pregnant. Kalki revealed that her pregnancy came as a surprise to her and her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg as they did not plan it. Initially, she did not believe it and went through another pregnancy test.
Now that Kalki has announced her pregnancy, there are rumours of a possible wedding. Kalki, on the contrary, said that she will get married only for parental rights and nationality issues. The Girl In The Yellow Boots actress said that she does not want to rush for marriage under any societal pressure. When asked whether there will be a possible wedding coming soon, she had said, “We will see when the time feels right. It will be a registration and a quiet family gathering.”
In an interview with Miss Malini, Kalki had revealed, what was the first thing she did when she got to know about her pregnancy. She had said, “I went and immediately bought another pregnancy test, just to make sure. But it was a very happy reaction. I think the last few years have been a situation where, I know I have wanted children, but I was also not been in a… either the times wasn’t right or I wasn’t with the right person. Or whatever, there was something! So all those things seemed to have come in place this time. Even though it wasn’t planned as we were thinking maybe in a year or two. But I think that’s the best thing about it. Now we are just diving right into it without too much pre-planning.”
In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Kalki spoke her heart out on her pregnancy and marriage. When asked whether her partner, Guy Hershberg was happy when he got the news of her pregnancy, she had replied, “Oh yes, and he was jumping with joy.” She further revealed how the long-distance relationship with Guy helped her evolve. Talking about the same, she had said, “It’s a process of gradual trust. Ironically, the distance helped us communicate a lot more since we don’t have the luxury of seeing each other every day. He has spent his life teaching children piano so, he’s going to be the disciplinarian, the more experienced parent I feel.” (Also Read: Dalljiet Kaur Reveals If She Is The Reason Her Ex Shaleen Bhanot Is Not Entering The Bigg Boss House)
Talking about her first two trimesters, Kalki said that her first trimester was terrible but the second trimester was much better. She had further added, “The second trimester is fun. I have the energy to work-out and I am cheerful at work. The kicks are amazing. Feels like there’s a little footballer in there!”
In an interview with HT Brunch, Kalki revealed how her pregnancy affected her subconsciously. Speaking about the same, she had said, "I already feel the changes in the way I react to things. I am more deliberate, slower, more patient. When motherhood comes eventually, it brings with it a new consciousness to your sense of person. I still want to work but it is less about the rat race and more about nurturing oneself through one’s work. It becomes about infusing concentration and energy inward."
Kalki revealed that the whole process of motherhood has been very refreshing and had remarked, “Motherhood began with my brother, who is much younger than I am. I remember watching him come home from school one day, he must have been seven or eight, with a project on climate change and thinking ‘this is such a renewal of innocence’. Children take us back to the basics; remind us of what is important. Also, just wanting to experience pregnancy, of feeling this life grow inside you.” (Also Read: Amy Jackson's 7-Day-Old Son, Andreas' Baby PhotoShoot Picture Is Sure To Take Away All Your Blues)
We congratulate Kalki and wish her good health!