Bollywood actress Yami Gautam and her husband Aditya Dhar, who is a filmmaker, have announced that they are expecting their first child. The couple shared the happy news at the trailer launch of their upcoming film ‘Article 370’, which is based on the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
A surprise announcement at the trailer launch
Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar surprised everyone at the trailer launch of ‘Article 370’ when they revealed that they are going to be parents soon. The actress, who is five and a half months pregnant, flaunted her baby bump in a yellow dress, while the director expressed his excitement and gratitude.
“This film is a family affair. My brother was there, my wife was there and there is a baby on its way. It was an amazing time, the way the film happened and the way we got to know about the baby,” Aditya Dhar said, according to PTI.
Yami Gautam also thanked her husband and her brother-in-law Lokesh Dhar, who is the producer of the film, for their support and guidance. She said that shooting for the film while being pregnant was mentally draining, but also rewarding.
“It was mentally draining. I could write a thesis on it. There are so many questions, the firsts are always challenging. If you ask me about motherhood and everything coming together, I really don’t know what I would have done had Aditya not been there by my side, and Lokesh bhaiyaa, everybody,” she said.
A low-key wedding and a secret pregnancy
Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar tied the knot in June 2021 in a private ceremony in Himachal Pradesh, the actress’s home state. The couple had met on the sets of ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, which was directed by Aditya and starred Yami. They had kept their relationship under wraps until they announced their wedding on social media.
The couple also managed to keep their pregnancy a secret until the trailer launch of ‘Article 370’. There were some speculations about Yami’s pregnancy after she was spotted hiding her belly in some of her recent appearances, but the couple did not confirm or deny the rumours until now.
About ‘Article 370’ and the couple’s upcoming projects
‘Article 370’ is a political action thriller that revolves around the takedown of terrorism in Kashmir by rendering Article 370 ineffective. Article 370 was a constitutional provision that granted special status and autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir. It was abrogated by the Indian government in August 2019, sparking a controversy and a crisis in the region.
The film, which is directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale, features Yami Gautam as an intelligence officer, Priyamani as a journalist and Arun Govil as the Prime Minister of India. The film is produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Aditya Dhar and Lokesh Dhar under the banner of Jio Studios. The film is slated to release in cinemas worldwide on February 23, 2024.
Apart from ‘Article 370’, Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar are also working on other projects. Yami will be seen in ‘OMG 2’, the sequel to the 2012 comedy-drama ‘OMG: Oh My God!’, opposite Akshay Kumar. She will also star in ‘A Thursday’, a thriller about a school teacher who takes 16 children hostage. Aditya, on the other hand, is directing ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’, a sci-fi film based on the Mahabharata character, starring Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan.