Six months back, actor Gul Panag embraced motherhood when she welcomed her baby boy. She and her husband Rishi Attari are now proud parents to Nihal. The couple, all this while, decided to keep away from the limelight and public attention.

Nihal, Gul says, signifies joy, success and victory that comes with God’s blessings

In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Gul spoke about her experience of motherhood and why she and her husband decided to keep away from media glare. “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 social media,” she said.

A significant step

“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 can raise them happily and responsibly, not when society says you must,” she said.


Gul absolutely dotes on her newborn and is grateful for the new addition to the family. Like any other parent, Gul too is dealing with sleepless nights. It has been a roller coaster ride for her and she is nothing but grateful and ecstatic.

The 39-year-old actor, fitness enthusiast and former Miss India also believes it is important to have children whenever one is ready and not when there’s constant pressure from society.

Gul believes that parenthood is a wonderful experience and that nothing prepares one for a baby.  “Nothing prepares you for a baby but I’m grateful to my cousin Simran who’s been like a fairy godmother and guided me. We’re learning as parents and I think we’ll continue to do so till we’re old and grey,” she told Mirror.

We wish Gul and her family all the happiness. 

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