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Abhishek Kapoor, wife Pragya Yadav welcome second son, Shamsher


The filmmaker and his wife are also parents to Isana who was born in November 2016.

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Sonal Pandya

Before the release of his next film, Kedarnath (2018), which launches actor Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan, Abhishek Kapoor is celebrating the birth of his son, Shamsher. The filmmaker's second child was born in the early hours of 28 August.

Kapoor shared the good news on Instagram with an adorable video of big brother Isana, who will turn two this November, stating he has to go pick up his brother.

"With the blessings of lord Shiva, In the wee hours of this morning, my jaan @pragyadav has bought another bundle of joy in to our lives. At 3.38 am today, 28 of August 2018, #isana ka bhaiya aa gaya [Isana's brother has arrived]. #jaibholenath Both mother and son are doing fine and resting. It's gonna be a mad house with a lot more [heart emoji] to go around," Kapoor wrote.

The actor-turned-filmmaker received congratulations from the industry folk - from Sussanne Khan to Shekhar Kapur to Mukesh Chhabra. Kapoor's former co-star Twinkle Khanna commented with a kissing heart emoji, "Congratulations! Gattu ji - what wonderful news".

 

I started my career as an actor and did a number of movies as a leading man.. many of them didnt even see the light of day and the ones that did, failed miserably. Then i wrote a story called Aryan and made a shift to direction. That movie didnt succeed either.. i went back to work and made another movie which many thought would barely make a mark...On the 28 th of August 2008, exactly 10 yrs ago, that movie, #rockon !! premiered and went on to succeed like no other that year and won 2 national awards.. i had finally got my head out of the water and could breathe.. Today, exactly 10 yrs later to mark a #decade , my wife and I have been blessed with a baby boy. His mother is the strongest and most secure person i know. She came into my life cause a higher power willed it so and no one could have given me a better gift to mark this momentous day..The ease with which our son has entered this world carried the same confidence his mother has.. like a lion.. infact he is a 1st amongst lions. His mother and i have decided to call him.. #Shamsher #jaibholenath 🙏🙏

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In another emotional post on Instagram, Kapoor reflected on another chapter of his film, the release of his second film, Rock On!! (2008) which "went on to succeed like no other that year and won 2 National Awards". The film saved his career, as he wrote, "I had finally got my head out of the water and could breathe."

The filmmaker also revealed why he and Pragya decided to name their newborn Shamsher as he "entered this world carried the same confidence his mother has.. like a lion.. infact he is a 1st amongst lions."

Kedarnath, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan, is due to be released on 30 November.