Bipasha Basu revealed that her daughter Devi underwent heart surgery just three months after her birth. The actress became emotional while recalling how her little one was born with two heart defects
On November 12, 2022, Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Devi. Since then, the new parents have been sharing adorable pictures and videos of their daughter on social media. However, during a live chat on Instagram with Neha Dhupia, Bipasha opened up about how Devi was born with a ventricular septal defect (VSD). She became emotional while sharing how her daughter was born with two holes in her heart and had to undergo surgery when she was just three months old.
Bipasha Basu tearfully continued, “Our journey has been anything but ordinary; it’s been much more challenging than the smile on my face right now. I wouldn’t wish this on any mother. When you find out… I got to know about my child’s condition on the third day after her birth. I thought I wouldn’t share it, but I am sharing it now because I feel there are so many mothers out there who helped me on this journey, and finding those mothers was very difficult…”
She further said, “We didn’t even understand what VSD was. It’s a ventricular septal defect… We went through a crazy phase. We didn’t discuss it with our families; we were both confused. The first five months were very difficult for us. But Devi has been fantastic from day one. We were told that every month we would have to get her scanned to see if things were getting better or not. But the way her big hole was, we were told it was doubtful, and she would need surgery. And the best time for surgery is when the baby is three months old.”
Talking about the difficult decision, Bipasha Basu continued, “You feel so hurt, so burdened, so controversial because how can you put a child through open-heart surgery? It’s natural, and people like us who are spiritual, we try to manifest it. We thought it would start healing on its own. It didn’t happen in the first month, not in the second month.
I remember the third month when we went for the scan; I was pretty much convinced after all the research I did, meeting surgeons, going to hospitals, talking to doctors, and I was ready, Karan wasn’t. I knew she would be okay. And she is okay now. But the difficult decision was to get our child’s operation done at the right place and at the right time.