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With the happier times ahead for the Khurana and Ahuja families, Ayushmann Khurrana's actor-brother, Aparshakti Khurana and his wife, Aakriti Ahuja celebrated the beginning of a new phase of their lives, parenthood, with a virtual baby shower. In the times when social distancing is being practised due to the pandemic and people are avoiding meeting their loved ones for their safety, celebrations are held virtually and it seems like everyone has adjusted to this 'new normal'.
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It was on June 4, 2021, when Aparshakti Khurana and Aakriti Ahuja had announced their first pregnancy. Aparshakti and Aakriti posted a picture from their maternity photoshoot, in which the to-be mom flaunted her baby bump. While Aparshakti had captioned his post as "Lockdown me kaam to expand ho nahi paya, humne socha family hi expand kar lete hain" in Hindi, Aakriti had written, "Doing our bit to add to this Baby Boomer generation #PreggerAlert: @taniaabroll @taniagrewalphotography."
With a baby to arrive soon in the house, Aparshakti Khurana and Aakriti Ahuja celebrated their pregnancy in a virtual baby shower, attended by their family and friends. Aparshakti and Aakriti's close friends, Neeti Mohan, Mukti Mohan, Shakti Mohan, Kriti Mohan, Nihaar Pandya, Sanya Malhotra and their family including Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, celebrated with the parents-to-be to mark their new beginnings. The house was decorated with balloons and the to-be parents had also cut a cake.
After Aparshakti Khurana and Aakriti Ahuja had announced their pregnancy, Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap Khurrana had expressed their excitement on social media. Reposting Aparshakti and Aakriti's post, while Ayushmann had written, "Yay #flutteroo" followed by a heart emoji atop it, Tahira had captioned it as "Hottie mommy and cool daddy @aakritiahuja @aparshakti_khurana so waiting for our little one" followed by hearts. Reacting to her bhabhi's message, Aakriti had written, "Bhabhiii" followed by a heart emoji.
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In a post-announcement interview with the Hindustan Times, Aparshakti Khurana had recalled his first reaction on knowing about his wife, Aakriti Ahuja's pregnancy. Aparshakti had expressed, "I was ecstatic and feeling cannot be put into words." Speaking of how the impending fatherhood brought a change in him, Aparshakti had said, "I am yet to experience parenthood in its entirety but yes I do feel a sense of responsibility to become a better person for my child."
When asked if he will be a good cop or a bad cop, Aparshakti Khurana had retorted, "I am an affectionate and an expressive person. And I am going to make sure that I am the same with my child. I think both Aakriti and I am going to be cool parents." The to-be dad, Aparshakti has already started taking parenting tips from his father and brother-actor, Ayushmann Khurrana. He had continued, "I have been taking tips for quite some time from my father, brother, and some fabulous dads around me. Soon, I will have to bring the learning to execution."
Aparshakti Khurana and Aakriti Ahuja had completed six years of marital bliss on September 7, 2020, and a day before that, the actor had posted a dreamy picture with his wife from one of their wedding ceremonies. To mark 6 years of married life with Aakriti, Aparshakti had written, "6 years Back. Same Date. Same Time @aakritiahuja."
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On the work front, Aparshakti will next be seen in Helmet!