"You are gonna be incredible parents."
Kunal Kapoor and his wife Naina Bachchan announced that they have become parents to their first child, a baby boy.
The actor took to Instagram on January 31, 2022, to share the news with his 296k followers.
In a note, Kunal Kapoor wrote:
“To all our well-wishers, Naina and I are overjoyed to share that we have become proud parents to a beautiful baby boy.
“We thank God for our abundant blessings.”
Kunal Kapoor didn’t caption his post but shared it with a simple red heart emoji.
Several celebrities reacted to his post, which has amassed over 14,000 likes and congratulated the couple.
Neil Nitin Mukesh tweeted:
“Congratulations to you and the entire family my dear brother.
“This is such lovely news. God bless the baby.”
Shweta Bachchan commented: “Love you all.”
Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan said: “Biggest congratulations Kuns and Nains. You are gonna be incredible parents.”
Angad Bedi added: “Wow congratulations.”
Fans also congratulated Kunal Kapoor and Naina Bachchan.
One fan wrote: “Wow! God bless the little angel!”
Another added: “Blessings in abundance.”
A third commented: “Congratulations you guys, this is wonderful news.”
Kunal and Naina tied the knot in a secret ceremony among close friends and family on the island of Seychelles on February 9, 2015, after getting engaged in 2014.
Naina, a former investment banker, is the niece of Amitabh Bachchan, daughter of Amitabh’s younger brother Ajitabh and Ramola Bachchan.
Kunal Kapoor was last seen in Netflix’s Ankahi Kahaniya, released in September 2021.
He also starred in the Disney+ Hotstar series The Empire as the Mughal emperor Babur.
The show also starred Dino Morea, Drashti Dhami, Shabana Azmi, Rahul Dev, Sahher Bamba and Aditya Seal, among others.
Recently, Kunal Kapoor opened up about his journey in the film industry.
The actor said:
“I think I have pretty much gone through the whole cycle of success and failure.”
“When I was starting off, I had friends in the industry that said, ‘Don’t become an actor, it’s very difficult for outsiders, have a Plan B in place if you are becoming an actor.’
“Then, when Rang De Basanti happened and a bunch of Yash Raj films happened, I was suddenly the next big thing.
“Then those films didn’t work and I was finished.
“Now, I have reached a place where everyone is saying, ‘He is such an interesting actor, we want to see more of him’.”