Purab Kohli is a proud father of a baby girl named Inaya. His little bundle of joy was born last year. The actor, who was busy shooting for Rock On 2 then, had rushed to London to be by the side of his fiancee Lucy Payton, a UK-based yoga teacher, at the time of the birth. Interestingly, both Purab and Lucy who were unmarried then decided to go ahead and give birth to Inaya without worrying about the societal pressures of marriage, a decision that they are proud of today.
Talking to indianexpress.com, Purab said, “When Inaya was conceived, we were not married and it didn’t matter to me. When Lucy called me and said, ‘Hey we are having a baby and I said wow. Let’s do it.’ There was pressure to get married. My mother was the most concerned and my family did say you guys have to get married quickly when she was pregnant. But I was adamant about not doing it because I never wanted my baby to feel that we got into a relationship because she was coming. Her coming into this world has transformed both our lives for the better. She is our love child and has bloomed even more love between both of us and made me love life more. I don’t want her to ever feel that it was not meant to be. It was meant in every possible way and she was the force of nature and nothing could stop her from coming into this world.”
Revealing his big ceremonial marriage plans, Purab said, “We have legally signed the papers and will have a big celebration next year in London. We just want Inaya to be standing on her two feet and hold the flowers while we take our vows.”
For Purab, life has changed completely after becoming a father. “Fatherhood changes everything. Fatherhood is a gift I wish upon everybody, especially of a baby girl. When you have a child, you stop living for yourself. Lucy points out that she hasn’t seen any of her friends whose husbands have had such a strong relationship with their baby in the first year. Inaya and I have a strong connection and we have fun together,” said the Rock On 2 actor.