Actress Shilpa Shetty, who welcomed her second child this year, has revealed to Pinkvilla that she suffered miscarriages earlier and did not want her son Viaan, now 7, to grow up without a sibling.
In February, Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra announced the birth of daughter Samisha; Samisha was born via surrogacy and in her interview, Shilpa explains that the couple considered various options before choosing surrogacy. "After Viaan, I did want to have another child for the longest time. But I suffered from an auto immune disease called APLA and that came into play every time I get pregnant.
So I had a couple of miscarriages so it was a genuine issue," Shilpa, 44, told Pinkvilla.
Shilpa Shetty, who has a sister named Shamita, added, "I didn't want Viaan to grow up as a single child, because I'm also one of two and I know how important it is to have a sibling. Coming from that thought, I did explore other ideas as well but they didn't pan out well."