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Vidya Balan clears the air on the ‘secret daughter’ social media post

The actress addressed the rumours about her having a child, whom she was apparently trying to keep away from paparazzi

Vidya Balan clears the air on the ‘secret daughter’ social media post
Vidya Balan with her niece Ira

Last Updated: 12.15 PM, Oct 09, 2023


While Vidya Balan’s hilarious reels often go viral on social media, when it comes to updates about her personal life, the actress prefers to keep minimal. Recently, the internet went in a frenzy when a popular paparazzi account posted a video of Vidya with a young girl and captioned the post, “Vidya with her daughter”. Soon, her fans started speculating about the actress’ ‘secret daughter’, compelling her to clear the air.

Vidya Balan on her ‘secret daughter’

Addressing the social media post, Vidya told Hindustan Times that the girl is her sister’s daughter Ira. She has twins - a boy named Ruhaan and a girl called Ira. Vidya is a doting aunt to both Ira and Ruhaan and calls them her lifeline.

Netizens’ reaction to the ‘secret daughter’ post

Netizens didn’t take long to flood the comment section of the social media post, praising Vidya’s efforts to keep her child away from the paparazzi. On user wrote, “I didn’t even know she had a daughter. I like the fact that she kept it all away from media attention”, while others blamed the paparazzi account for posting unverified content online. “Please do your research - she does not have a daughter - it’s not correct to put up unverified posts”, one user wrote. Vidya is married to film producer Sidharth Roy Kapur. The actress sometimes posts adorable pictures with him on her social media account.

Vidya’s upcoming project

On the work front, she was last seen in the Anu Menon-directed mystery thriller film Neeyat, which also stars Ram Kapoor and Prajakta Koli, among others. Next, Vidya will feature in Lovers, alongside Ilena D’cruz and Pratik Gandhi.

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