Kiran Rao Reveals She Had 'Multiple MiscarriagesFor Five Years Before Welcoming Azad

Kiran Rao opens up about motherhood journey, miscarriages, and her return to filmmaking.

Kiran Rao has marked her comeback in the director's chair with her latest film, 'Laapataa Ladies,garnering acclaim for its narrative and a cast of fresh talents. In a recent interview, kiran candidly discussed her struggles with fertility issues, including multiple miscarriages, before embracing motherhood.

Speaking to Zoom, kiran rao shared the emotional journey of her path to motherhood, recounting the challenges she faced before Azad's birth in 2011. She revealed, “The year that Dhobi Ghat was made was the year that azad was born. And I had tried very hard to have a child. For five years, I had had a lot of miscarriages, and a lot of personal, and physical health issues. I was just finding it very hard to have a child. I was keen to have a child, so when azad was born it was… didn’t have to make a decision. All I wanted to do was raise my baby.”

Reflecting on her hiatus from the film industry, kiran rao confessed, “I enjoyed having azad so much. Those were some of the best years of my life. I’ll never regret not having made a film in 10 years. I have no regrets because I enjoyed it thoroughly.”

Earlier, aamir khan had also been transparent about their journey to parenthood, sharing their decision to opt for IVF and surrogacy. He said, “Kiran and I both wanted a child and when azad was born, both of us were very happy. We also honestly told the media that we have had a child through IVF surrogacy and we are very happy that we did it, it has brought a lot of happiness in our lives.”

Kiran Rao’s 'Laapataa Ladies’

Kiran's directorial 'Laapata Ladieswas well-received by critics despite its disappointing result at the box office. The film was released on march 1, 2024, and stars Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Shrivastava, Chhaya Kadam, and ravi Kishan.

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