Kiran Rao Recalls Facing Miscarriages Ahead Of Her Son's Birth Via Surrogacy 'I Was Finding It Hard'

Kiran Rao divulged details about the hard phase of going through a lot of miscarriages for five years and finally opting for surrogacy to welcome her son, Azad.


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Kiran Rao Recalls Facing Miscarriages Ahead Of Her Son's Birth Via Surrogacy 'I Was Finding It Hard'

Aamir Khan first met with his second wife, Kiran Rao on the sets of his film, Lagaan, in 2002. Although, they barely spoke to one another on the sets of the film, it was after two years when Kiran and Aamir started dating in 2004, and only after one year, the duo hopped onto the forever journey. And it was after nine years of their marital bliss that Aamir and Kiran welcomed their baby boy, Azad into their lives via surrogacy. Moreover, in 2021, Aamir and Kiran left their entire fanbase heartbroken by announcing their separation. 

Kiran Rao recalls facing several miscarriages

After Azad's birth, Kiran took a break, and she recently made her comeback with the movie, Laapataa Ladies. However, in a recent interview with Zoom, the filmmaker walked down memory lane and recalled the hard phase ahead of opting for surrogacy. Kiran shared that she always wanted to have a child, and she tried for five years and had undergone several physical health issues along with miscarriages. Kiran can be quoted as saying:

"The year that Dhobi Ghat was made was the year that Azad was born. And I had tried very hard to have a child. For five years, I had had a lot of miscarriages, a lot of personal, physical health issues. I was just finding it very hard to have a child. I was really keen to have a child, so when Azad was born it was… I didn’t have to make a decision."

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Kiran Rao reveals if she ever regretted her decision to take a hiatus to raise her baby

In the same interview, when Kiran Rao was asked if she ever regretted the decision to take a long break from raising her kid, she said that she was finding it hard to have a kid, for which she had always been keen. She remarked that after Azad was born, there was nothing to decide as her priorities were clear. Sharing that she wanted to raise her kid only, Kiran added that those were the best years of her life to witness her kid growing up, and she would never regret the same. In Kiran's words:

"I enjoyed having Azad so much. Those were some of the best years of my life. I’ll never regret not having made a film in 10 years. I have no regrets because I enjoyed it thoroughly."


When Kiran Rao recalled breaking out the news of divorce to her and Aamir's son, Azad

Earlier, in an interview with NDTV, Kiran Rao stated that both she and Aamir were extremely worried about the result of their decision to divorce each other as in general, it mostly affects the kids. The filmmaker further stated that what helped them was the time of lockdown, which provided them with a lot of time to be with one another and hold hands during such a tough time. Kiran also shared that her little one also spends family time with her and Aamir, which includes pickleball and swimming, as well as spending time with the little one's grandparents, among others.

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When Kiran Rao talked about welcoming her son, Azad via surrogacy

In an old interview with India Today, Kiran Rao talked about welcoming her son, Azad via surrogacy. The filmmaker mentioned that she and Aamir always knew that being in the public eye, they would face questions about the same topic. Talking more about it, Kiran added that she and Aamir never felt defensive about their decision, and as their experience is useful to many people out there, they decided to be open about the same.

Aamir Khan Son Azad

What do you think about Kiran's revelations? Let us know!

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