Anushka Sharma, the Hindi actor and producer who was last seen in Sui Dhaaga (2018), and her husband Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, appealed to paparazzi to refrain from clicking their newborn daughter’s photos to “protect the privacy” of their child.
The couple welcomed their daughter on Monday in Mumbai.
On Thursday, photographer Viral Bhayani shared a video of the goodies sent by Sharma and Kohli to the photographers, along with a letter requesting privacy. Along with the video, Bhayani wrote, “There is also a personalised letter written in English and Hindi requesting us not to the click their baby till she is mature enough. ‘we want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support. While we will always ensure that you get all the content you need us featuring us, we would request you to kindly not take or carry any content that has our child.’ Agreed and the same message has been passed on to our team.”
Actor Raveena Tandon commented on the post and wrote, “Totally agree with that sentiment and kudos to all our photographers for always respecting people’s wishes. You guys would always keep my request too when I didn’t want you all to click my children’s pics when they were younger, and I take this opportunity to thank you for being kind enough.”
In the official statement announcing the birth of their daughter on Monday, Kohli had written that the mother and daughter were in perfect shape.
“We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers, and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat,” the statement read.
While Kohli is currently on paternity leave, Sharma had been working on brand endorsements during her pregnancy and is expected to resume her work commitments from May.