Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on Sunday thanked the media for not publishing her daughter Vamika’s pictures.Earlier this week, Anushka and Virat were seen boarding a flight to South Africa with Vamika in the actor’s arms.
Taking to Instagram, the ‘Sultan’ actress wrote: “We are deeply thankful to the Indian paparazzi and most of the media faternity for not publishing pictures/videos of Vamika.”
“As parents, our request to the few who carried the images/video will ve to support us going forward. We seek privacy for our child and would like to do our best to give her a chance to live her life freely away from media and social media,” she added.
“As she is older we cannot restrict her movement and hence your support is needed so kindly practice restraint in the matter,” the actress further added.Anushka also thanked the fan clubs and the people on the internet “for going out of your way to not post images”. “It was kind and mature of you,” she added.
In the early hours of Friday, Virat and the Indian team members, along with their respective partners, were seen on their way to catch a flight to South Africa where the squad will be playing a tournament against the hosts.
Virat, as soon as he got off the bus, walked towards the paparazzi and requested them to not click pictures of Vamika. “Baby ka mat lena hann (Don’t click the baby’s pictures, okay)?” They agreed to it.
Anushka and Virat, before welcoming Vamika earlier this year, had decided to keep the identity of their baby hidden. Speaking with Vogue India in December 2020, Anushka said, “We’ve thought about it a lot. We definitely do not want to raise a child in the public eye—we don’t plan on engaging our child in social media. I think it’s a decision your child should be able to take. No kid should be made to be more special than the other. It’s hard enough for adults to deal with it. It’s going to be difficult, but we intend to follow through.”