Bollywood star Anushka Sharma has thanked those who refrained from publishing pictures of her daughter Vamika in public forums. Earlier this week, when Team India left for the South Africa tour, Virat had asked the media at the airport not to use his daughter’s photographs. He also sent a message to those who used the photographs.
On Sunday evening, Anushka and Virat wrote on Instagram, “We are thankful to the Indian paparazzi and most of the media fraternity for not publishing Vamika’s pictures/videos. As parents, we request some of the people carrying the images/videos to support us moving forward.”
He continued, “We want privacy for our child and would like to do our best to give him the opportunity to live his life independently, away from the media and social media. Since she is older, we cannot restrict her movement and hence need your support so please exercise restraint in the matter. Special thanks to fan clubs and people on the internet for going out of their way not to post images. It was kind and overly mature in you.”
The couple, who announced their pregnancy last August, welcomed Vamika on January 11, 2021. Soon after announcing the arrival of their first child on Twitter, the couple requested the paparazzi to respect their privacy by not clicking pictures of their newborn. Earlier this year, Virat spoke about welcoming little ones into his life. “Being a father has been and will be the greatest moment of my life, in both of our lives. It’s something to experience to understand what I’m saying.”
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, both 32, first met on the sets of an advertisement and dated for four years before marrying in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017.