During an interview with Hindustan Times, Nakuul said, “It was overwhelming to be in the operation theatre (OT) besides my wife, and watch my child being born. I had heard it often enough, but nothing prepares you for that kind of rush. It’s surreal, deeply emotional, and yet magical in so many ways. I’m not sure if the fact that I’m a father has sunk in completely yet. We’re only a week into this, but I do feel infinite compassion and love for this new life and for everybody around me.”
Speaking about how their parents had reacted to the news of their baby being born, Nakuul said, “We’re just grateful to have this healthy baby with us. I video called our parents from the OT and literally had my parents hold on to the suspense until I got Jankee’s parents also on call, and in that exhausted yet delirious state broke the news to the excited grandparents. I managed to screenshot their reaction for posterity.”
Meanwhile, on Saturday, sharing the first photo of their baby holding his dad’s finger with tiny hands, Nakuul made the happy announcement and captioned the image saying, “February 3, 2021, This is Us. Grateful and sleepy in equal measure. *Ing: @jank_ee & Him (sic).”
For the uninformed, it was in November 2020 that Nakuul Mehta and Jankee Parekh had announced that they were expecting their first child together.