Filmmaker Aditya Chopra and wife Rani Mukerji have for the past year stayed away from the media glare shielding their daughter from the prying eyes of the camera lenses. However, as the litter one, Adira turns one today, proud mother Rani Mukerji decided to break away from the mould in true ‘Befikre’ style and pen a heart touching letter on being a mother. Replete with love, hope, concern and pride the letter will certainly tug emotional chords not just in mothers but in all parents as well. And we just had to share the same:
“I love my baby Adira… Can’t live or breathe without her.. My life has changed.. But for the better.. But having a baby is so scary.. Because you suddenly stop living for yourself.. You live for yourchild.. As she has given birth to you.. A mother..! I can’t sleep at night.. I can’t get sleep in the day.. I oftenthink about all the zillions of mothers who have given bith .. Do they all go through the same anxiety.. Or is it only me??? I salute all mothers! I am eternally grateful to the Almighty to have giuven me this blessing in the form of Adira! I don’t know if anyone understands me at this point of my life.. But I’m going with the flow.. I let anyone and everyone say things to me without reacting… sometimes reacting also.. I’ve become much calmer.. More patient… And more forgiving.. It happened overnight one day suddenly.. I relaised I have changed.. Again for the better I guess. I hope I can bring up Adira beautifully.. Without any fears.. Brave.. Wise.. Clever.. Disciplined.. Well mannered.. I want everyone to be proud of her.. Even if nobody is.. I will always be proud of her.. Encourage her to follow her heart.. Not get bullied ever.. not be pressurised for anything in life.. Be carefree always.. Happy and smiling.. Laughing wholeheartedly.. Her smile reaching her eyes..
– Rani Mukerji Chopra”