We’re going to adopt a girl next month-Mandira Bedi
Mandira Bedi reveals how she and her husband Raj Kaushal made this decision even before their own son was born
Ismat Tahseen (BOMBAY TIMES; May 17, 2012)
While people might deliberate over candles and cakes and themes for their firstborn’s first birthday, Mandira Bedi and director hubby Raj Kaushal have something special in mind for their baby Vir, who turns one on June 17. They are going to do something that’s been on their mind for a while now. “We’re going to adopt a baby girl,” she gushes, excitedly. “We want Vir to have a little sister. We will be applying to an adoption agency when he turns one. It’s a decision Raj and I made even before we got married — we were very clear that we wanted to adopt a girl. It takes a month to a year for paperwork and other things to come through. As we wanted a small age difference between both the kids, this is the perfect time. Guess I’m all set for the second one now,” she says.
Mandira admits it was she who postponed having her son. “It’s been over 12 years of marriage, and the baby came into our lives after so long as I was delaying it,” she informs, adding, “Now when I keep telling Raj that I just can’t imagine how it would be without Vir, he wants to beat me,” she laughs. For now, Mandy says her hands are full with her tot. “I have to be around him all the time and if I have to leave home for a few hours it becomes unbearable. Vir has given us a new reason for living,” she says.
With Mother’s Day having just passed, Mandira says she realised how much her son has taught her. “After a long day of being away from him I come back and realise how there’s something new about him — a new face, pout or cry. And just the other day Raj said the baby was going to teach me one thing I lacked — patience! I was so fiery around the house and Vir has made me calmer,” she admits.