Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja welcomed their first child together, last week. On August 20, Sonam and Anand shared the happy news with the world alongside a glimpse of a special art piece. Explaining that the piece was specially commissioned to mark the birth of their son, the couple has now shared some more details on social media. In a post on Instagram, Sonam shared the Rithika Merchant-creation and wrote, “For this momentous occasion in our life Anand Ahuja and I wanted Rithika Merchant to create a special art piece to announce the birth of our baby boy. And we couldn't be more ecstatic with it.”
Explaining what the art piece represents, Sonam Kapoor wrote, “In this art piece Rithika refers to the universal concepts of a union between the Sky Father and the gentle, attentive and watchful Earth Mother, represented here by the Eagle and the Deer respectively.”
Speaking about the symbolism, the Neerja star added, “Eagles or hawks are associated with fatherhood and otherworldly creation (the overarching concept of the Dyeus Pita/Sky Father). Deer are associated with motherhood. They are gentle, attentive and watchful creatures. They are always on guard and can move, adapt, and survive even in the most challenging conditions. Ever since the early Neolithic, when the earth was much colder and reindeer more widespread, the female reindeer was venerated by northern people. She was the “life-giving mother”, the leader of the herds upon which they depended for survival, and they followed the reindeer migrations for milk, food, clothing and shelter. She was a revered spiritual figure associated with fertility, motherhood, regeneration and the rebirth of the sun.”
Replying to the post, Sobhita Dhulipala said, “As tender as striking. Beautiful art. Congratulations.” Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, daughter of Neetu Kapoor and the late Rishi Kapoor said, “Congratulations.”
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Sharing an image of the piece on Instagram, Rithika Merchant said that it was “specially commissioned for Sonam and Anand,” wishing the couple the very best. To this, Sonam Kapoor said, “I love this so much I can't tell you. It represents all my emotions.”
Following the birth of their son, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja announced the news on Instagram. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's statement read: "On 20.08.2022, we welcomed our beautiful baby boy with bowed heads and hearts. Thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, friends and family who have supported us on this journey. It's only the beginning but we know our lives are forever changed. - Sonam and Anand." They also added the iconic Bob Marley song Three Little Birds and a blue heart emoji to complete the post.
After visiting her sister Sonam Kapoor and nephew in the hospital, producer Rhea Kapoor said, “Rhea masi is not ok. The cuteness is too much. The moment is unreal. I love you Sonam Kapoor the bravest mommy and Anand Ahuja the most loving dad. Special mention, new nani Sunita Kapoor.”
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have been married since 2018.