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18 May 2024

It’s a girl for Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta seen together during her baby shower ceremony. (Pic: Twitter)

By Ajanta Paul

Former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, gave birth to a baby girl on Friday afternoon. The proud father and husband, Mahesh Bhupathi, posted the news on Twitter. “ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @DuttaLara. I Love u….”
Lara was last seen at the party hosted by Parameshwar Godrej for Oprah Winfrey on Monday night. Lara posted on Twitter: @Oprah and @iamsrk, two people I absolutely adore! Thank you for making my day! Now can go into labour happily! .
Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rahul Bose sent out congratulatory Twitter notes to actress Lara Dutta and tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, as the couple welcomed a baby daughter here Friday afternoon.

Here's what the celebrities had to say:

Bipasha Basu: Congratulations to Lara and Mahesh for having a baby girl! Wow.

Neil Nitin Mukesh: Congratulations to my dear Mahesh Bhupathi and darling Lara on the arrival of the princess. God bless you all.

Ken Ghosh: Congrats Mahesh and Lara! It's a girl.

Rahul Bose: Huge congratulations to Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi, the proud parents of a baby girl. To top that, Mahesh won his match today! Australian Open.

Sophie Choudry: Super news! Congratulations Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta on the arrival of your little princess. Big hug and God bless.

Neha Dhupia: Congratulations to the lovely couple Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta on the arrival of their little princess! Lots of happiness, always.

Celina Jaitly: I am so happy for Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi. Blessed with a little angel girl.

Actress Raveena Tandon also tweeted revealing the name of the baqby girl: "My friends,Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupathi are proud parents of a baby girl!!Saira Bhupathi Welcome Angel!!"
Lara and Mahesh tied the knot on February 16, 2010 in a civil ceremony in Mumbai. They also had a lavish Christian wedding in Goa.

Bhupathi, 37, is currently in Melbourne, partnering Rohan Bopanna in the doubles event at the Australian Open. This is his second marriage. He was earlier married to model Shvetha Jaishankar.

Dutta, a former Miss Universe, was last seen in Farhan Akhtar's 'Don 2'.
Lara’s baby is the second celebrity baby girl born in Bollywood within a short time span after Aishwarya girl was born on November 16, 2011.