In a first for Bollywood and perhaps for any of India’s film celebrities, actor Tusshar Kapoor has become the first single dad of a baby boy thorough a surrogacy program and the use of the In- Vitro Fertilization technique, or commonly known as a Test Tube baby.
The Twitterworld and social media is abuzz with the news after congratulatory messages came pouring in for Tusshar and his family. The baby has been named Laksshya (with two ‘S’s, just like his dad’s name!).
Dr. Firuza Parikh, Director of IVF & Genetics @ Jaslok said, “Tusshar Kapoor‘s brave decision will open the field of assisted reproduction.”
Tusshar told an online news site: “I am thrilled to be a father! The paternal instincts in me have been overpowering my heart and mind for some time now. Therefore, I am thrilled beyond words to have Laksshya, now the greatest source of joy in my life. By the greatness of God and the excellent medical team at Jaslok (the hospital), parenthood is an option for many, who choose to be single parents.
His parents, Shobha Kapoor and actor Jeetendra said, “We are excited to be grandparents to Laksshya, and are completely supportive of Tusshar’s decision. This is certainly a tremendous blessing, and an exciting time in our lives. Tusshar is a wonderful son, and he has proven with responsibility, independence, and kindness that he will be a great father to Laksshya.” – CINEWS