Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh tied knots last year and a couple is looking forward to a sweet parenthood in the coming months. They are expecting their first child by July end or early August. Harbhajan spoke to Hindustan Times about his approaching fatherhood and taking care of his wife. Let’s have a glimpse from the interview:
Regarding pre-natal classes –
I’ve always been a responsible man when it comes to family… And with the baby, that would only grow. It’s a new chapter, I am looking forward to it. I’ve attended a few classes where they tell you what to expect, and help you prepare for your role as parents. There were other parents too.
Going for baby shopping –
We’ve bought some stuff. Agar kuch dikhta hai, and if we feel we’ll need it, we buy it, jaise stroller, etc. Geeta also wanted the first babysuit to be the best. She wanted designer and all, so I said, ‘Le le yar, le le’. So she bought something from Harrods, England. Earlier, we would just pass by the section for kids, it wouldn’t even register. Now, that’s where we head first.
Finally, on how to handle a pregnant woman –
Pregnant or otherwise, it’s not easy to stay with a woman (laughs). I try to be understanding, and I help her be comfortable. One must try to understand her situation and be as supportive as possible. That’s what I do. Do gaali aur khalo jahan itni khayi hain. Kya jaata hai.. jab itni sun ke chup ho, toh do aur sunke chup raho (laughs).