Mumbai: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli on Wednesday urged paparazzi to not click photos of their newborn daughter. Kohli had announced the arrival of their first child on January 11, saying that both the baby and Sharma were healthy.
The couple, who have always kept the media away from their personal life, have now written a note to the paparazzi fraternity in Mumbai, urging them to respect their daughter's privacy, reports PTI.
"As parents, we have a simple request to make to you. We want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support," the couple said in the statement, according to the report.
They further assured paparazzi they will share the "content" at the right time.
Expressing their gratitude, Sharma and Kohli said they are thankful for all the love being showered on them.
According to a report, the couple has beefed up security at the hospital for privacy reasons. According to another report in a news portal, the couple have put strict restrictions at the hospital in Mumbai where the baby was born.
The couple are also reportedly not accepting any gifts and even the entry of close relatives have been put on hold at the hospital. The visitors in the nearby rooms are also not allowed to have a look at the new-born, says the report
Earlier, announcing the news of the birth of his daughter, Kohli had requested everybody to respect the couple's privacy in the note.
Taking to his social media handles, the cricketer wrote, 'We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers, and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat.'
Sharma and Kohli, both 32, recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary.
The couple first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017.
Sharma announced her pregnancy in August last year.
(with inputs from agencies)