Sameera Reddy celebrated her baby shower yesterday, June 19. The ceremony was an intimate affair attended by Reddy's close friends and family. Sameera Reddy is expecting her second child with husband Akshai Varde. They named their first child Hans, who turned 4 this year. (Photo courtesy/Sameera Reddy, MaithilyHanamghar, Amit Shindore and Ishan Wadke's official Instagram handle)
Pictured: Akshai Varde and Sameera Reddy with their son Hans. Sameera shared this picture on social media and captioned: Hearty laughter and inner smiles is enough to keep me happy for a lifetime! My Godh Bharai Bliss
Sameera Reddy is sailing through the journey of pregnancy for the second time fabulously and effortlessly. On her baby shower, the actress looked positively glowing in a yellow Kanjeevaram saree.
Sameera Reddy looked radiant in the traditional look with her hair tied in a bun and gorgeously done makeup. She wore stunning traditional jewellery with her saree and was smiles at the event.
Sameera Reddy with her girl gang - (L to R) Zingranwon Shatsang, Alishka Varde Singh and Tasneem Sarkar. She shared this picture on her social media handle and captioned it, "Every girl needs a tribe and I'm super lucky to have the best! [sic]"
A month ago, Sameera Reddy had taken off to Goa for her babymoon with husband and son. The actress shared ample of pictures from her babymoon where she was seen happily getting tanned under the Goa sun.
Pictured: Sameera with Hans
A few months ago, Sameera Reddy made headlines when she opened up about the first pregnancy that left her feeling torn between the reality and the pressure to portray an "unreal life" as a celebrity.
Pictured: Sameera Reddy with her mother-in-law, who is seen doing tika to her preggy daughter-in-law!
Sameera, whose last big screen outing was Ajay Devgn-starrer Tezz, married businessman Akshai Varde in 2014. She delivered her firstborn, a son in 2015. "I got pregnant in just a couple of months after my marriage. The game plan was to have the pregnancy and bounce back and getting in the limelight again. But I have never experienced anything like that... It was just the opposite. It was the worst case scenario of what I could've imagined in terms of my body and the way I fell apart as a person because the pregnancy was very tough for me," Sameera said.
Sameera even gave trolls a befitting reply saying that everyone cannot be like actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who returned to her svelte figure post-pregnancy in no time. This time around, Sameera has embraced how "she has a bump and a bit of weight that will come on".
Pictured: Sameera Reddy with her mother-in-law Manjri Varde (centre) and mom Nakshatra Reddy. The actress is close to both of them!
"I will not look glamorous all the time. But I wanted to come out and say Hey! it's okay to be like this'," said Sameera Reddy.
Recounting the experience of her first pregnancy, Sameera Reddy said, "I had placenta previa, which had me on bed rest for almost four to five months after the pregnancy. I just started putting on weight and falling into some kind of place in my head because it went from shows, award functions and a glamorous lifestyle to just not being able to handle what pregnancy was doing to me."
Pictured: Sameera Reddy with her daddy dearest Chintapoli Reddy.
After delivering her son, Sameera said she touched 102 kg. "From being that 'sexy Sam', I went to this. I put on 32 kg up and couldn't recognise myself. I was a complete mess," added the actress, who has featured in films like Race, No Entry and Taxi Number 9211. Being ridiculed took a toll on her mental health. "I would leave the house and they said, 'Is this Sameera Reddy? What happened to her?' That pushed me into a further hole," she added.
Pictured: Sameera Reddy with her parents.
Sameera Reddy, however, does not let trolls affect hey anymore. She is now embracing her pregnancy journey and frequently shares pictures of herself flaunting her baby bump! More power to you woman!
Sameera Reddy, who is expecting her second child with husband Akshai Varde, had her baby shower ceremony aka godh bharai at her residence in Mumbai. Check out the lovely pictures from the intimate ceremony here!
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