For the longest time there have been speculations around Vidya Balan being pregnant. It all started after she was spotted at a clinic a couple of times following which, many even referred to her weight gain as a sign of pregnancy. Although Vidya has time and again rubbished the rumours saying she is NOT pregnant but this time, she vented out once and for all, questioning the narrow mentality of the society. Yes, a furious Vidya in interaction with Mid Day said, “It was annoying. I could be going to a clinic for an acne too! Why is it that every time a woman, post marriage, visits a doctor, there are whispers of her pregnancy?”
Talking about how she’s constantly bombarded with the pregnancy question, Vidya firmly stated, “I don’t think it’s anyone’s business except mine and my husband’s (Siddharth Roy Kapur). It was a serious invasion of our privacy, but our country is such. Neighbours and relatives [constantly] ask us (unnecessary questions). The day I got married, one of my uncles told me at the wedding venue, ‘Next time I see you [her and Siddharth], I should be looking at three people, not two’. This was even before our wedding pictures could be clicked. I politely laughed because we hadn’t even decided on our honeymoon destination then.”
Clearly, Vidya is done with this societal pressure that forces every woman to have a baby just because she is married. Concludes Vidya, “What is this baby obsession? I am not a baby-making machine. Anyway, the world population is on a rise. If some people don’t have children, it’s fine.” Whoa! Well said!
Now does that mean Vidya is not keen on having a baby at all? Or is she trying to say she’ll give her marriage some more time before entering parenthood? Only time will tell. In case you didn’t know, Vidya got married to Sidharth Roy Kapur in 2012. Keep watching this space for more updates on this hot story and also, do tell us if you agree with Vidya.