Bipasha Basu's emotional disclosure about her daughter Devi's struggle with two heart defects and subsequent open-heart surgery at just three months old touched hearts worldwide. Her resilience in sharing this deeply personal experience garnered support, understanding, and, regrettably, some judgment. Bipasha chose to unveil her journey on Neha Dhupia's platform, a decision that even surprised the actress herself.
In an interview with an entertainment news portal, Neha Dhupia reflects on her astonishment upon hearing this news. She said, “Before my love chats, I briefed the people for 5 minutes, and Bipasha and I were on a call, and she told me that I wanted to share something, and I was like okay, but when she told me this, I too had the same feeling like anyone else had. It was very brave for her to share this as our live chat got over, and the next day we got 100 messages from different mothers and parents thanking Bipasha for sharing this, and many even said that after watching this, they are now ready to take the step that Bipasha did because they were fearful earlier.”
Calling Bipasha brave, Neha even added, “I would like to quote Bipasha here that we are too soon to judge on why she is not going for work and pass a lot of comments, especially on the mothers, but we never really know what they are going through. Bipasha, Karan, and Devi are the bravest, and people are so glad that she shared it with everyone.”
Additionally, she discusses her dedicated involvement in a breast-feeding awareness campaign, urging a halt to the sexualization of breastfeeding. "Today things are changing, like how we have a lot of facilities when it comes to breastfeeding, from airports to many places where there is a separate place for lactation mothers, but one thing I want is to stop sexualizing breastfeeding. I mean, it's highly time we take it as normal as it is.”
Neha's perspective aligns with the sentiments of many. As a prominent celebrity mother, she embraces the opportunity to share her motherhood journey with her audience, an act that both inspires and resonates with countless others.