Esha Deol turned mommy as husband Bharat Takhtani were blessed with a baby girl on October 20, Friday. Members of both the families were present at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital where Esha welcomed her first child. The actress had kept fans updated throughout the various phases of her pregnancy but news about her delivering her baby came out only this morning, giving fans a reason to celebrate post a crackling Diwali. But the one thing remained a mystery still was the name of their baby daughter. Speaking about which, Esha’s mother Hema Malini revealed the details.
“It’s such a beautiful feeling to become a grandmom again! I am very excited right now. Even Dharmendra ji is very happy. Esha is doing well, and the newborn baby girl, whom Esha and her husband Bharat Takhtani have decided to name Radhya, is so sweet and lovely-looking, like a little doll!” Hema told Hindustan Times. She further added, “My Mathura people are very happy. Krishna ki nagri hai, toh Radha Rani is important there.”
On how they welcomed her to the family, Hema said, “We didn’t go to the hospital because Bharat’s family went and brought her home. We were at home, making the preparations to welcome the baby. The first thing we did was aarti according to the Hindu tradition. Outside, my staff was celebrating with phuljhadis. But we didn’t burst more crackers, as we did not want to disturb the child with the noise and also because it would have led to so much pollution.”
“I was equally excited when Darien (son of Ahana Deol, Hema’s younger daughter) was born. But he has grown up so fast, and now goes to playschool. But I am scared to hold these babies, though I did it in my time. In the next few years, even Radhya will grow up and start going to school… how time flies! But I am happy seeing the way Esha and Bharat are handling things. They are so excited, almost as if they have a little new toy to play with!” Hema said, while adding “Ahana is helping Esha, since she’s more experienced. Nowadays, there are so many things to help both the parents and the child, which we didn’t have in our times.”