Fans can’t keep calm, and we don’t blame them, as Gully Boy star Kalki Koechlin finally dropped the news of welcoming her first child with partner Guy Hershberg, baby girl ‘Sappho’. Treating fans to a heart-melting picture and warm note on motherhood, Kalki set the Internet gushing.
Taking to her Instagram handle two days later after giving birth, Kalki shared a picture of the baby’s footprint to make the news official. She captioned it, “Please welcome Sappho. Born 07/02/20. She just spent 9 month wrapped up like a momo in my uterus. Let’s give her some space🌬️ Thank you for all the good wishes and positive energy pouring in. And respect to all the women who go through the intense and gruesome experience of birth, be it vaginal or c section, so many of whom are not given credit or support for the biggest challenges they face, but are expected to do it out of some kind of duty. The process takes a huge toll both psychological and physical and should have the backing of an entire community to truly heal. And a reminder to each and every human being of where we started, being formed from tiny molecules to conscious, beautiful beings. We are survivors of the biggest battle, the one for life and existence, and should treat ourselves and others with that love and respect. “Some say an army of horsemen or infantry, A fleet of ships is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say It’s what one loves.” ~Sappho~ circa 600BC (sic).”
Actor Kalki Koechlin and her partner, Guy Hershberg, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, February 7, in Goa. The actor gave birth to her first child through the water-birthing technique. The news was first broken by photographer Viral Bhayani who took to his Instagram account and made a post announcing the birth of the child.
Being a star mom comes with its own set of responsibilities and Kalki has planned how to keep her child away from the unnecessary media attention and also making him a part of her real life. In her earlier interview with a daily, the actor opened up on how she wants to protect her child from media bullying but at the same time finding the right balance.
The actor, who’s popular for her acclaimed performances in many films, went on to say that her baby doesn’t need to be in the media all the time. She said she wants her kid to play with other kids who don’t belong to the same background as theirs. However, Kalki said she was always aware of the kind of world we are living in and she will eventually find a balance of both the worlds for her baby. “But at the same time, I understand that we live in a social media world. I’m not going to hide my baby in a cupboard. I will have to find that balance,” she said.