Kareena, Soha, others: When B'wood would-be mothers broke stereotypes
While pregnant women in India or even other parts of the world are often told how to walk, talk, dress and much more, our Bollywood actresses have been breaking the stereotypes associated with the 'expecting' phase with a lot of aplomb. Be it flaunting the baby bump, walking the ramp or conducting a special photoshoot, they have done it all while earning applause and also getting trolled for it.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who gave birth to son Taimur in December last year, was among the first to make headlines during the expecting phase. While several actresses before Kareena had flaunted their baby bump, she became among the first to walk the ramp with it. The actress also shot for brand endorsements and attended events happily during the phase.
Instead of the typical statements that celebrities use to make announcements of pregnancies, Lisa Haydon shared this picture of flaunting her baby bump in a bikini to announce her pregnancy. The actress delivered a baby boy, Zack, in May this year and made another statement by sharing a picture while breastfeeding him.
Soha Ali Khan, was trolled for wearing a saree few months ago, didn't give too much heed to her detractors by sharing this picture flaunting her baby bump while doing yoga. The actress was trolled for this too, but the importance of fitness for pregnant mothers she wanted to share with the picture was successfully conveyed.
Celina Jaitley, already a mother of twins, also did a Lisa Haydon by flaunting a much bigger baby bump in a bikini. The actress also posed in a bathtub to encourage women to enjoy the bodily changes during pregnancy and went on a 'babymoon' to Austria.
While pregnant women are often advised to stay at home and not travel too much or work, Esha Deol went all the way to Greece for a special photoshoot with husband Bharat Takhtani. Be it a fun-filled baby shower or their recent trip in an auto-rickshaw, the couple is making headlines.