Gul Panag has a six-month old baby boy, see first photo

Updated: Aug 05, 2018, 16:29 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Actress Gul Panag embraced motherhood six months ago but refused to share the news on social media. However, she has now posted a picture of son Nihal

Gul Panag and husband Rishi Attari holding baby boy Nihal. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/india_crew_life
Gul Panag and husband Rishi Attari holding baby boy Nihal. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/india_crew_life

Former beauty pageant and Bollywood actress Gul Panag gave birth to a baby boy six months ago. The news became wildfire until she opened up on her motherhood a few days ago to Mumbai Mirror. On Saturday, Gul took to her Instagram account to share the photo of her son, who they have named Nihal. In the photo, Gul is in her uniform and is posing with the baby in her arms with the caption: "Thank you all for the love and the blessings. Very, very grateful. And very overwhelmed [sic]." The munchkin looks adorable dressed in an outfit similar to a pilot's uniform.

The actress, who is also an aviator, married pilot beau Rishi Attari in 2011. The duo is now proud parents to a baby. In this digital era, where keeping things away from the media glare is a tad difficult, actress Gul Panag successfully managed to keep the news of her motherhood a secret.

Opening up about her motherhood and how she managed to keep this news under the wraps, Gul spoke to Mumbai Mirror. She revealed, "Rishi and I have always valued our privacy. Becoming parents is a special experience, and we decided that we'd like to go through it without the distraction of public attention. Family and close friends knew about Nihal, but we refrained from posting anything on the social media. He is almost six months old and it has been a roller coaster ride! I'm charmed by his gurgles and giggles, even if it is a bit of a struggle with erratic sleep and feeding schedules. Life and goals are taking shape parallelly, with a little more coordination between Rishi and me to include Nihal."

Gul is an extreme fitness addict, when asked if she'd immediately resorted to her workouts post pregnancy, she said, "Nihal was born prematurely so I didn't put on too much weight. Even through the pregnancy, I took care to eat healthy and have always been very active, so it was easy to get back to my workouts and shed the extra kilos."

Giving some advice to the women to prepare themselves for motherhood at the age of 30, Gul commented, "I think having a baby is a very significant step in life, and like marriage, you should think it through carefully before committing to it. Have children when you are ready to welcome them and raise them happily and responsibly, not when society says you must."

Also Read: Actress Gul Panag And Her Dad's 14 Day Regimen Will Give You Major Fitness Goals

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