Actor Neha Dhupia has finally opened up about why she kept her pregnancy a secret for such a long time. Neha had married her best friend actor Angad Bedi in a hush hush ceremony leading many to speculate that the two tied the knot because she was expecting. The two, who got married on May 10, 2018 in Delhi, recently shared the news that they are expecting their first child.

The couple announced the pregnancy by posting adorable pictures of themselves posing together on their social media pages, and Neha’s baby-bump is clearly visible.  On why she decided to keep the pregnancy under wraps, Neha cited work reasons.

“I was worried people would stop offering work. It was a good thing my bump wasn’t showing till the sixth month because appearances matter here, and one might be assumed to be unfit for a job. Fortunately, my energy levels are high,” Mid-Day quoted her as saying.

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She further spoke about how she would not let her pregnancy get in the way of her work, and that she is not trying to set a trend by doing so.

“It’s not that I am against women who decide to take those months off. It’s my choice. It has never been my intention to set a trend or be a part of one. The intention is to get up and continue your life and do things like nothing ever happened,” she added.

Neha and Angad could be expecting their child in November.