Akshay gives daughter late Rajesh Khanna’s surname

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna became proud parents of a baby girl on September 25.

While the collections of Akki’s latest film ‘OMG Oh My God!’ are picking up we hear, the happy couple have decided upon a name for the newborn. Akshay has decided to add Twinkle’s maternal surname as well to the name the little one. The baby has been named as Nitara Khanna-Bhatia.

Speaking to a daily, a source close to the family said, “Both Akshay and Twinkle thought of the name together. The idea was to come up with a unique, yet meaningful, name. Essentially, it’s a Sanskrit word, which means ‘having deep roots’. The duo had zeroed in on a couple of other names but since they were equally excited about Nitara, they agreed upon it almost instantly.”

“After Kaka’s demise, Akshay was clear that he wanted his daughter to have Khanna as her second name followed by his original family name. It’s his way of paying respect to Kaka, whom he was always very fond of, ” added the source.

The couple, who have a 10-year-old son Aarav, are at the moment very excited with the new addition in the family.

“When she was born, his film, was going to release amidst a lot of buzz. So, he considers Nitara as his big lucky charm. Aarav is as excited as his dad about his baby sister,” the source said.

So will the couple make an official announcement about their baby girls name? “Akshay will make it (the name) public soon because he doesn’t want any drama surrounding his daughter since it’s a very special time for him and his family. Right now, he is spending some quality time with them,” said the source.

Whether they make an announcement or not, one thing is for sure, that up there, the superstar must be proud of Akshay’s decision.