Mumbai: Tusshar Kapoor, who is still a bachelor, surprised one and all on Monday by announcing the arrival of his son Laksshya, who was born through In Vitro Fertilization procedure and surrogacy a few days back. The actor, who will soon turn forty decided to embrace fatherhood because he genuinely wanted to raise a child.
Here’s how Tusshar announced the arrival of his bundle of joy:
I proudly announce the arrival of my son, a baby boy, born last week through IVF and surrogacy. The baby, Laksshya, is in excellent health. I am thrilled to be a father! The paternal instincts in me have been overpowering my heart and mind for some time now. Therefore, I am thrilled beyond words to have Laksshya, now the greatest source of joy in my life. By the greatness of God and the excellent medical team at Jaslok, parenthood is an option for many, who choose to be single parents. Thanks to you all for your blessings & good wishes!
Son of veteran actor-producer Jeetendra, Tusshar was keen to become a father.
While interacting with the media at his residence on Monday, Tusshar said, "I wanted to be a father. I met Dr. Firuza Parikh and she suggested this procedure. I was in a hurry to become a father.. I am turning 40 in a few months, so I felt I was in the right stage to become a single parent and I went ahead with what was told to me. I am happy that I have taken the right decision. Our family is complete now, we are five now, grandparents, me, my sister and little Laksshya.”
However, Tusshar remain tight-lipped about the date of birth of his son.
"I wanted to be a single parent, my dream has come true. My son looks exactly like me, so it makes me very happy. I have no words to express how excited or joyous I feel right now.
"It's just your paternal instinct when you feel mentally that you are ready to become a father... Lot of people adopt, but I didn't want to adopt, I wanted to have my own child."
Tusshar also explained who suggested this idea and how it inspired him.
He said, "I had visited Tirupati temple last year and while I was leaving after the darshan, I met Prakash Jha who was also in my flight. And in our conversation he said that 'this (IVF) is also a way if you want to have a child, if you want to be a single parent'. He introduced me to a family who had followed the IVF and surrogacy procedure. So I felt very inspired and felt I was ready," Tusshar said.
(With IANS inputs)