Actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra were on Wednesday blessed with a daughter, whom they have named Adira, an amalgam of their names. Rani has described the baby as “god’s greatest gift”.
The baby, who is “healthy and feisty”, was born at the Breach Candy Hospital on Wednesday morning.
“I would like to thank all my well wishers and fans,” Rani said in a statement issued by Aditya’s production banner Yash Raj Films.
“Today life has given us god’s greatest gift with Adira. We thank fans our friends and well-wishers for their unconditional support and blessings. With joy we begin this new chapter in our lives,” she added.
Rani and Aditya, who had for long been in a relationship, had entered wedlock in April 2014 in Italy. They are both accomplished in their fields of acting and filmmaking in Bollywood.
Their friends and family members are excited about the news.
Aditya’s younger brother Uday announced on Twitter: “IT’S A GIRL!!!!!”; while the couple’s close friend and filmmaker Karan Johar shared: “Am an uncle to a beautiful baby girl today!!!!! @udaychopra !!! Rani and Adi had a baby girl!!”
Actress Parineeti Chopra also shared her joy by posting: “IT’S A GIRL !!!! So so excited baby Adira is born !! #Adi #Rani”; and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor said: “Rani and Aditya Chopra become proud parents to a baby girl named Adira. Congratulations!”