DUBAI: As the world embraces the news of George and Amal Clooney’s twins, there’s someone closer home in the UAE who is expecting her second set of twins.
Celina Jaitly, Bollywood actress and goodwill ambassador with the United Nations Human Rights Commission, is in her second trimester and isn’t daunted by the prospect of looking after four children. Her boys are now five years old now and she’s expecting to deliver in October again.
“For the first weeks we had no idea that we were carrying twins again. At first, they weren’t visible on our first ultrasound… but it came as a pleasant surprise to us. We were shocked at first, but we felt truly exhilarated, once we overcame the shock,” said Jaitly in an interview.
Jaitly is married to Dubai-based hotelier Peter Haag.
For those wondering at the double triumph/trouble, the history of conceiving multiples run in both their families.
“In my family it is very normal to have naturally conceived triplets, too. So expecting twins is OK, because imagine it could have been five kids at one go,” said Jaitly with a laugh.
Her Austrian husband and his family aren’t strangers to naturally conceived twins either.
“So the Austrian side is as responsible as our Indian side,” said Jaitley.
Laughter comes easily to the former Miss India and in our chat she comes across as a person who doesn’t let anything or any twin overwhelm her.