‘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

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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.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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