Mum’s the word in Bollywood!

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By Hindustan Times

Motherhood seems to be the favourite word for many Bollywood beauties in 2012. Actors such as Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitly and Antara Mali became mothers this year and it seems life for these first time moms is revolving around nurturing and spending time with their newborns.

Apart from these new mothers, glam divas like Shilpa Shetty, Twinkle Khanna and Amrita Arora will also embrace motherhood this year.

So, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, we take a look at the new yummy mommies and the moms-to-be in Bollywood.

Lara Dutta
Age: 34
Daughter: Saira
Born on: January 20, 2012
Actor Lara Dutta (above), who married Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi in February 2011, became a proud mother to daughter Saira on January 20, 2012. Lara, who is enjoying her time off the camera and playing the doting mom, says, “I’m looking at films and scripts. But I am not going to be back on a film set at least for the next couple of months, as I want to make sure my baby is secure,” Reportedly, Lara, who was last seen in a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don 2 (2011), will soon launch a DVD for pre-natal exercises.

Antara Mali
Age: 33
Daughter: Name not revealed yet
Born on: May 1, 2012
Actor Antara Mali (left), who has been a part of films such as Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon and Company, is the latest celebrity mom in tinsel town. Antara, who had kept both her 2009 marriage to Che Kurrien, editor of an international magazine, and her pregnancy, well under wraps, delivered a baby girl at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai earlier this month. Antara was recently quoted as saying, “Yes, I am a mother now. We haven’t thought of any names for the baby as yet though.”

Celina Jaitly
Age: 30
Twins: Winston and Viraaj Born on: March 24, 2012
After a rather hush hush marriage to Dubai-based Austrian businessman Peter Haag in July 2011, actor Celina Jaitly (above) became mother to twin sons, Winston and Viraaj, this March. Celina, who was last seen on the big screen in Will You Marry Me?, has already returned to work to fulfil her commitments as the brand ambassador of Egypt tourism. She recently tweeted, “Feels great to start work slowly.” Interestingly, on April 8, Celina’s twins even joined Twitter. “On their two-week birthday, we presented our sons with their TwitterIDs (sic),” posted Jaitly on Twitter.

And here are the mothers-to-be in tinsel town
Shilpa Shetty
Age: 36
Expected to deliver in: June 2012
Actor Shilpa Shetty (right), who married London-based entrepreneur Raj Kundra in 2009, is preparing to join the parenthood club, as she is expecting her first child next month. A baby shower for Shilpa, which was organised by her sister Shamita and friends Rupali and Kiran recently, saw many Bollywood biggies turning up. After the same, Shetty tweeted, “Looking fwd to this new phase in my life.” Interestingly, Raj has also decided to stay with her all the time during the last phase of her pregnancy and was quoted as saying, “I have decided I am not going to go to any more cricket matches and will watch them at home together with Shilpa.”

Twinkle Khanna
Age: 37
Expected to deliver in: September 2012
The stork is visiting actor turned interior designer Twinkle Khanna (left) for the second time. Reportedly, Twinkle, who has a 10-year-old son with actor husband Akshay Kumar, is already in the second trimester of her pregnancy and will deliver her baby in September. “Akshay plans to stop shooting shortly and be by his wife’s side after the baby arrives.” a source was quoted as saying. Twinkle is said to be making an appearance at filmmaker Karan Johar’s upcoming 40th birthday bash later this month.

Amrita Arora
Age: 31
Expected to deliver in: October 2012
Another Bollywood celebrity who is expecting a visit from the stork is actor Amrita Arora Ladak (right). She is reportedly four months pregnant with her second child with builder husband Shakeel Ladak. A source was quoted as saying, “It’s celebration time again for Shakeel and Amrita’s family. The two of them wanted the second baby soon. And God has blessed them.” Amrita, who tied the knot with Ladak in 2009, is expecting the second baby by late October. The couple already has a two-year-old son called Azaan.

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