Imran Khan and Avantika Malik have named their daughter Imara. “It’s a Swahili name, which means ‘strong and resolute’,” says Imran. He reveals that it was his wife who found the name.
“She was doing all the work. Initially, I was quite hesitant because I felt it sounded like Imran, and it seemed egocentric. But then it came to a point where I didn’t like any other name,” he says.
Actor Imran Khan is the newest addition to the list of Bollywood actors who have turned father recently. Imran and his wife Avantika, who got married in the year 2011, became proud parents to a baby girl who was born on June 9. Friends close to the couple say that the baby looks like a mini Imran. Interestingly, Imran had mentioned that he’d be happy to have a baby girl. The happy dad looked elated cradling his little daughter in his arms as he posed for the shutterbugs when Avantika was discharged from the hospital on Thursday.(Text by Navdeep Kumar Marwah)
Talking about how life has changed ever since he has become a father, Imran says, “It feels different the second you see the baby. I just looked at Imara and I crumbled and fell. Had it been a boy, somewhere, I think I would’ve been okay. This father-daughter thing… I looked at her and I thought, ‘My life is over now. All my life, I will be on my knees and running after her.”
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She was born on June 9 at a boutique suburban hospital in Mumbai. The delivery took place through a cesarean section.