Mahesh Bhatt says it’s a ‘glorious moment’ as daughter Alia and Ranbir welcome baby girl
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
For me, she is the sunrise,” declared an ecstatic Mahesh Bhatt when we called to congratulate the filmmaker. Sunday brought him among the biggest joys of his life. Bhatt’s actor-daughter Alia Bhatt and husband Ranbir Kapoor welcomed a baby girl at 12.05 pm, hours after the expectant mother was admitted to the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in south Mumbai. “Alia and the baby are doing well. Neetu Kapoor and Soni Razdan were by the new parents’ side at the time of the delivery,” a source said.
Bhatt, who rushed to meet his granddaughter later in the day, couldn’t contain his happiness. “This is such a luminous, glorious moment in my life. This child has only deepened my awe about the unfathomable mystery of life. The birth of a child is like a volcanic eruption; it changes everything.” Naturally, the moment also made him realise how far his youngest daughter has come in life. “In the blink of an eye, a girl whom I carried in my arms, is now a mama. Life is like an unending magic show, a continuous celebration.” When Alia had announced her pregnancy, her filmmaker-father had said that he was gearing up for the most important role of his life. So, what kind of a grandfather will he make? “I will be the coolest grandfather in town,” he laughs.
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Hours after the delivery, Alia took to Instagram to share the joyous news with fans. She posted a digital sketch of a lion, lioness and a cub in an embrace, with the caption reading, “Our baby is here, and what a magical girl she is. We are officially bursting with love.” The actor couple tied the knot in April after dating for five years. Their first offering together, Brahmastra: Part One — Shiva released in September.