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South Megastar, Ram Charan and his wife, Upasana are gearing up to embrace parenthood for the first time. The couple is all set to welcome their first child after over ten years of marital bliss, and their happiness knows no bounds. It was on December 12, 2022, when Ram Charan and Upasana announced that they were expecting a baby together, leaving their massive fanbase in joy.
In a recent interview with the Mid Day, Upasana Kamineni opened up about her first pregnancy and shared that she believes that maternity leave should be personalised based on a woman's needs. She added that her husband, Ram Charan, who is a would-be father, supports her in every decision and that gives her a lot of relief. She said:
"It is something we should definitely grow towards and evolve as a culture to bring more women into the workforce. This is something that I have experienced myself and I hope to put a structure to it so it helps the organization, the mother and doesn't compromise on the child and the home as well. I have had tough conversations with my spouse and my family as well, and that gave me a lot of relief."
Talking about planning her first pregnancy, Upasana revealed that she and Ram Charan had decided on egg-freezing early in their marriage as they both wanted to focus on their careers. However, now that both of them are earning well and can provide a luxurious life for their child, they decided to have a child. In her words:
"Ram and I took a call very early in our marriage when it comes to storing our eggs. We definitely believed that for various reasons we need to focus on our careers at that point of time. Today, both of us are at a stable place where we can afford to take care of the child with the income we are generating by ourselves and give our child that lifestyle and stability. We didn't let anything in the way of our thoughts and I think that is something I respect a lot in our relationship."
While Upasana comes from the legacy of healthcare, Ram Charan belongs to the legacy of entertainment. Talking about the legacy of their respective families, Upasana shed light on the responsibility that their child will be born with and shared that their kids don't have to be super successful or follow in the same field. However, she mentioned that they have to work hard for whatever they do and added:
"Nothing is going to come easy, and that is a responsibility that they have to take. We were in the same position. Our parents worked hard to make sure that we live this kind of life, but they also taught us the values. So our children will also have to work hard in order to get what we give them and also respect it. We are going to instill values and that responsibility has to be on their shoulders. They have the freedom to do what they want, but they need to know that they come with this kind of legacy which I am sure will make them into better human beings and will help develop their personalities as well."
Further in the interview, Upasana Kamineni shared that she believes that a father is equal to a mother in these times. Sharing how Ram Charan is already acting so loving and responsible as a father, the mommy-to-be stated that she's sure that their kids will have a great upbringing. Upasana added:
"I think in my life right now a father is equally a mother. Though he is not carrying the child, he is monitoring the child as much and coming with me to the doctor, monitoring my diet. I think having those tough conversations in the beginning has made the journey much smoother and I know that the child will have a great upbringing. With that confidence, I can say, that a father should be given enough importance as a mother."
We can't wait to see Upasana Kamineni acing her role as a mommy!