‘Pregnancy is like being on a film set’
Soha Ali Khan says that even when she’s shooting for a film, everyone wants to know if her mom, Sharmila Tagore gives her any advice
Actor Soha Ali Khan (left) is expecting her first child with husband, actor Kunal Khemu. The 38-year-old actor says that she’s blessed to have people around her like her mom, mom-in-law and sister-in-law, Kareena Kapoor Khan, who keep sharing health tips with her. “My mom [Sharmila Tagore] and mom-in-law have a lot to teach me. They have all seen and brought up so many children themselves. It’s like being on a film set. People ask me what’s my mother’s advice to me and she has always said that in a film also, when it comes to acting, there’s one director. Even on a journey like this [pregnancy], it’s very important firstly to consult with your doctor and not get confused by too much advice,” says Soha adding that pregnancy is a journey, where everyday is a learning experience.
“I’m going through changes. I’m looking forward to this next phase of my life, as I’ve never been a mother before,” adds the actor, who is due to deliver later this year.
Asked if her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan, who became a mommy last year in December to a baby boy, Taimur, has any handy tips for her, and Soha shares, “Lots of health advice comes from her and various dos and don’ts. Anybody who has had a child will give you tips. And because, I’m so new to it, I want to do it properly, so I want to know what are the things to do and what to avoid. But every pregnancy is different, so you have to have your own journey and figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.”
Has the family started setting up a new room for the soon-to-be born baby? “Not yet. We have still got some time for that. There are expert interior decorators in our family as well — everyone is an expert, but certainly, when the time is right, we’ll look forward to decorating the room as well,” she laughs.