Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra got married in a big fat Punjabi wedding last year and the couple is expecting their first child by the end of this month or early August. Hindustan Times got in touch with the father-to-be and he spoke at length about preparing for fatherhood and taking care of his wife. Here are a few excerpts from the interview –
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.
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.
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).
Read the entire interview here.