Kalki Koechlin is all set to welcome her first baby with boyfriend Guy Hershberg. The actress, who was last seen in ZEE5 Original Bhram, is due in December 2019. In an exclusive conversation, Kalki opened up about embracing motherhood, pregnancy cravings, and how the new phase of her life changed her. For starters, she cannot have chicken and bhel puri any more! “Yeah, that’s true. The smell of onions in bhel puri, I can’t stand it. It was very difficult in the first three months. Chicken, I anyway don’t eat since I became a vegetarian, but during pregnancy, I thought I should try for the protein intake but I don’t like it at all,” she tells us. Read excerpts from our interview below.
Q. What are you craving during pregnancy?
I have just one craving, a very weird one: Grapefruit. It’s the pomelo season so they are easily available in the market so I am happy. Besides this, nothing else. It is a very healthy craving though.
Q. Three changes pregnancy brought in you, besides the physical ones of course
First is mental awareness, I feel like however hectic my day is I need to wind down for half an hour. I need to breathe reconnect with my baby. Secondly, I am keeping a tab on all that I am eating. I maintain a food diary, that’s something my gynaecologist has told me. I am not avoiding totally, but I am having less sugar. Lastly, pacing down and planning a little bit. I am taking six months off after the birth of my baby. I don’t know how I will do it, I keep wondering what will I do? Kuch toh hoga, let’s see!
Q. You started the year with Gully Boy, which is India’s entry to Oscars, did three remarkable web series including Bhram on ZEE5 and shall end 2019 by welcoming a baby…it’s been quite a journey…
It’s been a blessed year. It’s been a year of surprises. Gully Boy going to Oscars is exciting, mothering a baby is the biggest role of my life, becoming a mother is an achievement of a lifetime.
Q. Have you shortlisted names for your baby?
We have a name. I have chosen a name if its a girl, my partner has chosen a name if its a boy! I am not going to share it yet.
Bhram starts streaming on ZEE5 from 24 October 2019.
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