Television’s popular telly saga Diya Aur Baati Hum recently took a six-year leap. However, post leap Kanika Maheshwari who played Meenakshi was seen missing from the drama. She played a negative-cum-funny role on the show and her character was much loved by audiences. Well, the actress has not left the show. Take heart ‘cos she was just on maternity leave, and good news is here already. The bubbly actress delivered a healthy baby boy on April 3 in Mumbai and is expected to be discharged soon from hospital.
According to a leading daily, Kanika went to the hospital for a routine check-up and went into labour. Both mother and baby are doing fine. Since Kanika became pregnant, Diya Aur Baati Hum introduced Meenakshi’s second pregnancy in the plot. The character already had a baby girl, Mishri, and now (after the leap) is shown staying abroad with her husband Vikram.
Kanika in real life is married to Delhi-based businessman Ankur Ghai and the two participated in Nach Baliye 6. It was during the dance show that Kanika revealed about their long distance relationship and how they hardly got to spend time with each other.
The actress was a little apprehensive that her pregnancy might affect her role in Diya Aur Baati Hum, but the team decided to incorporate her pregnancy in the show too. Diya Aur Baati Hum also had a special episode hosting a baby shower for Kanika. (Edited by Shweta Parande)