Dia Mirza who turns 41, is having a time of her life surrounded by her husband Vaibhav Rekhi, son Avyaan Azaad Rekhi, their stepdaughter Samaira. On her birthday, she tells Hindustan Times completely how briskly 2020 glided by and shares insightful deets from her private life.
With your birthday proper across the nook and 2022 coming to an finish, how do you are feeling, sitting and chatting with us whenever you look again at this 12 months?
Dia Mirza (laughs): I’m simply amazed at how briskly youngsters develop. My son is larger now, and my daughter is just too. So a lot about them has modified. Looking again there’s a lot gratitude for alternatives that assist makes a distinction. Being capable of depart dwelling, understanding my child is properly taken care of whereas I’m away, that’s truly been the largest factor for me. Every night time I say my gratitude and the very first thing that involves my thoughts is, I’m simply grateful for all the assistance that I get to do all of the work that I do.
Your worries as a mother are fairly comprehensible. Have you felt unhealthy about feeling Avyaan at dwelling?
Dia: Yes, I really feel unhealthy. I miss my youngsters when I’m at work. Especially once I was filming Dhak Dhak. I wanted to be away for an prolonged time frame. The local weather and circumstances weren’t splendid to journey with my baby. I felt very helpless. I missed him terribly and felt responsible. Every day I used to be simply counting the times to get again dwelling.
Mom guilt is so widespread, and nobody bothers asking males about dad guilt. What are you ideas on it? Has it ever occurred to you?
Dia: I agree, it’s a guilt that we assign to ladies and never males. This is as a result of as moms, we’re major caregivers. Fathers are able to doing the identical factor however there are particular issues that they’ll’t do. Having stated that, I used to be safe as a result of, to my information, my mother and husband had been hands-on. He (Avyaan) was in excellent care. They stored him wholesome, protected and pleased. It‘s all that matters.
So, is there anything that you have crossed from the bucket list before turning 41?
Dia: I learnt how to ride a bike. It was forever on a bucket list. When the script of Dhak Dhak came, I read one line and I was like ‘I am doing it.’ Because I knew, it should liberate me from yet another concern and permit me to expertise one thing I may have by no means completed to myself. I’m abundantly grateful. A whole lot of my fears and hesitations dissolved after this. The very first thing to using a motorcycle is to shed all fears fully and embrace them.
So, how was mother life treating you to this point? How was this 12 months completely different as Avyaan is now one 12 months outdated?
Dia: He is rising up so quick. He was such a tiny factor final 12 months. It’s loopy the way it can occur. It’s a life-altering, and one of the best factor on the planet, simply magical. I’m having a lot enjoyable with him.
Avyaan has now began strolling and talking. What is he as much as these days?
Dia: Avyaan communicates so successfully. He is so curious and dances. He hums together with songs. It’s very pure. Now after we take him to the backyard, he exhibits me what I used to point out him when he was youthful. If he spots a fowl, he would look in that path, level and say ‘birdie.’ He truly listens, it’s so fascinating. I feel all youngsters have these qualities, it’s fascinating to witness them in actual life.
Children imbibe qualities from their dad and mom. Has there been something that you simply and Vaibhav may need picked up from Avyaan or Samaira?
Dia: There’s lots to be taught from our kids. Our youngsters are our greatest lecturers. I’ve all the time believed that every one life on earth comes with information. A flower isn’t taught easy methods to bloom. I feel people are additionally born with the identical knowledge. It’s so fantastic to see the life pressure working in a baby. Just allow them to be and see the place they go on their very own. I’m truly always stopping myself from telling my son what to do.
I imagine Avyaan is aware of when he had sufficient. There’s a lot of “kha lo, ek aur bite, last bite, inke liye, unke liye, chanda k liye.” There’s a lot forcing and coercing feeding, that’s the worst factor to do to a baby. When a baby is finished, they cease and it’s important to respect that. There are a whole lot of little belongings you study. Your youngsters will cleared the path.
Yesterday Avyaan was holding a chunk of Lego alphabet L and strolling round. My husband seems to be at him and tells him ‘Avyaan, L’. He circled and instructed him ‘M’. He was like ‘What the hell is happening? This 16-month-old knows what comes after L.” We haven’t sat down and taught him.
This is unbelievable. Please proceed…
Dia: We give him area. He simply performs and sings. He discovers numbers, colors and the alphabet as he performs alongside. He has received collectible figurines of animals given by one among his aunties, who had them when she was a baby. It was handed on to Avyaan. We began telling him which animal is what when he was 6 months outdated. Now he is aware of all. He couldn’t recognise them within the first two months, however now he pulls out the field and tells us which one is which.
On the movie entrance, Dia Mirza is in a cheerful area with the type of movies within the pipeline. She shall be subsequent seen in Dhak Dhak and Bheed.