Yesterday, Neil Nitin Mukesh and wife Rukmini Sahay announced that they were expecting their first baby yesterday. The couple had tied the knot in February last year and now a little over a year later are expecting their first child in September. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Neil said, ” We learnt of the pregnancy a few of months ago but wanted for things to settle in before making the news public. Previous trips to Abu Dhabi had been all about shopping for us, but this time it is entirely focussed on our baby. We are picking out things in neutral colours because we don’t know yet if it’s a boy or a girl. I just want to make sure that Rukmini is happy. We have been visiting all the maternity sections in malls and it’s amazing to see the tiny mittens and baby clothes. It’s overwhelming and exciting as well.”
The ecstatic father-to-be announced that his parents are more excited about turning grandparents. “Mom and dad have been hands-on parents and will be fabulous grandparents. My mother has already brought out the cot for the baby that has been passed down for generations. She will guide Rukmini whenever she needs advice,” he said. On the other hand, Rukmini shared, “Neil will be an excellent father just as he is a fantastic husband. He loves children. The family has been taking good care of me. We have been doing a spot of baby shopping for a few months now, apart from activities like meditation, yoga and music.” Neil, on the other hand, added that Rukmini is extra happy as she is being pampered more than usual.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Neil is busy shooting for his next film, Saaho, with Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. He is expected to play an antagonist in the film. He was last seen in Golmaal Again that also stared Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, and Tusshar Kapoor in pivotal roles. The film, which was a Diwali release entered the 200 crore bracket.