EXCLUSIVE: Kishwer Merchant, Suyyash Rai on turning parents: It’s a SURPRISE baby, we were just shocked
It’s celebration time for the beautiful couple, Kishwer Merchant and Suyyash Rai as they are all set to welcome a new member in their family.Yes, the gorgeous two are all set to turn parents and that too for the first time!
The happy mommy Kishwer couldn’t contain her excitement as she exclusively spoke in length with Pinkvilla.com over her new journey as a mother.
“It’s an amazing, I just can’t describe in words. I mean afterall it’s my first baby! said the thrilled mommy-to-be. “I am super nervous too as it’s my first time ever and I don’t really know what to do. But thankfully we have our family, friends who have kids to guide us better. So I am sure it will be sorted,” she adds.
The father-to-be, Suyyash Rai is extremely nervous and emotional all at the same time. “It’s a beautiful feeling, I can’t express in words. I mean I am super nervous and tensed too but moreover it’s a fabulous feeling,” says Suyyash.
Kishwer who is in her fourth semister right now, said that both Suyyash and herself were in for a shock when they got to know of their pregnancy.
“So we got to know about our pregnancy on the 17th of January and by then I was already two-month pregnant but I just didn’t realise it all. It was when I started feeling tired and low that it struck me that probably pregnancy could be the reason behind my lethargy. I got Suyyash to get the home pregnancy testing kits and that’s when we got to know that I was expecting. It was a shocker for us initially as we weren’t expecting it all. We hadn’t planned it. It was like a big shocker in the beginning but it gradually turned into a pleasant surprise,” says Kishwer.
Suyyash adds, “It was a shocker for us first when we got to know about the baby but we now believe that it’s a gift from God, it’s his blessing. We really want to enjoy the new chapter of our life.”
Kishwer who is 40 feels that it’s absolutely fine to plan your family when you feel is right and not according to society. Talk about breaking the stigma and the actress says, “I have conceived naturally at 40 and I don’t think that age is a major problem in today’s era in terms of conceiving. Nobody can say that in my case I mean, as I said I conceived naturally at 40 and I think it’s fantastic. I believe 40 is the new 30. There’s nothing to worry is what I really want to tell women. You can get married at 35, 36 or whenever like I did and have your babies too whenever you feel like. Yes, that’s a different story if you want to be young mother, then you will have to plan accordingly but otherwise I don’t think there is any need to succumb under any norm or pressure.”
Further the yummy mummy spoke about how her dapper husband has now become even more cautious and careful about her, post learning of her pregnancy. “The daddy-to-be is super excited and is just making me eat all the time, actually more for the baby. He wants his baby to eat everything possible, laughs Kishwer. “Our whole equation has completely changed in the past two months. It has become 100% better than before. Suyyash has started to talk to the child already, he is that excited and eager. He is taking care of me and how!”
So are there any cravings?! To this Kishwer says, “Honestly there are no cravings at all. I feel it’s just a myth, aisa kuch nahi horaha mujhe toh atleast.”
Talk about helming the responsibility of a child, Suyyash hopes that he turns out to be a father just like his own Dad. “Every child looks upto his father and there are so many examples you have around. My father is the perfect example of an ideal father. The way he has brought us is amazing. Without letting us know how difficult it can get to raise kids rightly, he has made it look so easy and cool. But now that I am soon going to be a father, I realise that it takes a lot of guts to be a good one. To my child, if I can be even 10% of what my father is to me, I think I will be sorted.”
So has the new chapter changed Suyyash?! To this he says, “Yes, I feel all the more responsible now. I anyway never had a loud lifestyle and never was I a party animal, so don’t think I will need to bring about a major change in me but yes I am suddenly feeling so grown up and so responsible.”
While in pregnancy, the mother naturally receives all the love and attention, it is the father who somewhere does not receive his due. Talk about it and Suyyash laughs in agreement. “Well, that’s true but I think that Kishwer deserves all the attention. She deserves the world especially right now. Whatever makes her happy, comfortable and peaceful, same will work for me,” says Suyyash.
The actor also further revealed that though both want a healthy baby irrespective of its gender but somewhere deep down in his heart, he hopes for a boy. “Well we really want a healthy baby but if I have to make a choice then I am slightly vouching more for a boy. Also because I really will get him to play cricket and do those things that I missed out on as a child, laughs Suyyash. “And Kishwer wants a girl actually. But moreover, I just want my child to be happy, healthy and grow up in a nice and joyous environment, says Suyyash.
For the uninitiated, Kishwer and Suyyash met on the sets of Pyaar Ki Ek Kahaani and that’s were they fell head over heels in love.
The two after dating for six long years finally tied the knot on 17th of December, 2017.
We wish the couple love and luck on their new journey of parenthood…