Minal Khan and Ahsan Mohsin Ikram On Their Journey to Parenthood and Growing Family
Minal Khan and Ahsan Mohsin Ikram's pregnancy reveal is a momentous occasion and we're thrilled to feature the couple on our cover, marking the first pregnancy cover reveal in Pakistan. The exclusive interview with the couple is a testament to their authenticity and transparency, providing audience with an intimate look into their lives. Minal's perspective on pregnancy is both refreshing and enlightening, highlighting the importance of family and nurturing a loving environment.
The couple's unwavering support for one another is admirable, and Ahsan's dedication to Minal is heartwarming. Their love for each other and their growing family is evident in every word they speak. The article is insightful, with the couple sharing their thoughts on pregnancy, family, and their growing family. The interview captures their love and joy, with stunning visuals to accompany the piece. We're excited to see what the future holds for this beautiful couple and their new addition to the family. The cover photoshoot is a visual delight, capturing the couple's love and joy in every frame. We're honored to have collaborated with Minal and Ahsan, and we're confident that their story will inspire our readers.
Congratulations Minal on your pregnancy. It's a pleasure to have you on our cover this month. How has pregnancy changed your perspective on life?
Thank you for featuring us on your cover, and it's truly been an honour to collaborate with HELLO. Pregnancy has brought about a profound shift in my perspective.
The realisation that I'll be responsible for another life has made me prioritise my decisions with my baby's well-being at the forefront.
Family has become even more essential, guiding my choices and reminding me of the significance of nurturing a loving environment.
What's the most challenging part of your pregnancy so far?
I'm truly grateful for the overwhelming support from my family, friends, and husband throughout this journey. Their presence has made each day enjoyable, and I haven't faced any significant challenges during my pregnancy.
This is a period I'll always cherish in my heart.
How has your husband Ahsan been supporting you throughout your pregnancy?
From the start, Ahsan has been my steadfast support.
During pregnancy, his care deepened, becoming my protector. He ensures my comfort and understands mood swings, bringing immense comfort.
I'm lucky to have him, and hope all pregnant women find such support.
What are you most excited about for the future with your growing family?
As a first-time mom, I'm stepping into a new and unknown chapter, which is incredibly exciting. The prospect of creating a beautiful journey with my baby fills me with anticipation.
We've got numerous plans on the horizon, from exploring new places through travel to providing the best education for our little one. The future holds a world of possibilities, and I'm eager to embrace them all with our growing family.
What's your favourite thing about being pregnant?
Pregnancy brings a joyous freedom to enjoy meals without appearance worries.
As a public figure, this relief from constant scrutiny is precious.
Over these months, I relish diverse foods guilt-free, nurturing both myself and my baby. It's a time to embrace life fully while prioritising healthy choices.
What's the most important thing you want your child to know about you and your husband?
Above all else, we want our child to understand the profound love and unwavering respect that exists between us as parents. Our commitment to one another is a foundation of strength, and we aim to instill the knowledge that we'll forever stand united for our children. It's crucial for our little one to feel the security of our enduring bond and the assurance that we'll always be a united front throughout their upbringing.
What's one thing you've learned about yourself during your pregnancy?
Pregnancy revealed an unexpected lesson: my comfort in solitude evolved. Daily challenges unveiled my hidden strength and patience, exceeding my limits. I became more resilient, turning "me time" into self-discovery.
This journey showcased my adaptability and thriving spirit in the face of change.
What's your favourite thing to do when you're not working?
Currently, my time outside of work is dedicated to an exciting project - renovating my kitchen, living room, and preparing the baby's room. I'm fully immersed in envisioning how each space should come together. From planning the layout to deciding what to cook for my little one, my days are filled with thoughts of creating a welcoming and functional environment.
How do you think motherhood will change your acting career? Will you be following your sister Aiman's footsteps and take a break from the world of acting? Or do you have other plans?
I'm currently centered on my new family, spending time with them and preparing for motherhood.
My acting career's future is open, as motherhood approaches my priorities shift for now.
How do you manage to stay grounded and focused on your career with all the attention that comes with being a celebrity?
Grateful for fans' love, I focus on Allah's blessings, not negativity. Love reminds me of my path, keeping me grounded and committed, connecting with my audience amid industry challenges.
How do you balance your personal style with the demands of the entertainment industry?
Navigating personal style amidst entertainment demands is a delicate balance. I'm authentic while considering audience and industry expectations. Finding harmony between individuality and entertainment norms is key. Gratitude for support guides my confident choices.
With a great following like you have, comes a lot of scrutiny and trolling; tell us how do you handle it and how does it affect you?
I try my best to take it positively and learn from it or at some time ignore it too, but I would also like to mention that it does effect one’s mental peace at some point hence I ask people to show compassion.
Many celebrities take the route of not exposing their child to media due to the unwanted attention one may get, tell us what's your take on the subject?
Balancing my child's media exposure and privacy is complex. I'll share news and pictures thoughtfully.
Prioritising my baby's well-being, decisions will align with our family's future. It’s uncertain, but ensuring a healthy, happy environment is my focus.
What kind of world would you like to create for your child? What's the most important lesson you want to teach your child?
The kind of world I aspire to create for my child revolves around empowering them with essential life lessons. First and foremost, I will instill the belief that they should never allow anyone to belittle them – standing up for themselves is paramount. Emphasizing the significance of living fully, finding joy, and fostering love will be at the core of my teachings.
What's one thing you're most looking forward to experiencing with your child?
I'm eagerly anticipating the walking and crawling phase, a time filled with adorable milestones like their first steps and early words. It's a truly heartwarming stage, and I would love to cherish the precious moments of their growth and development during this time.
What's your biggest fear about becoming a mother?
Blessed with inspiring moms like Aiman, my mom, and in-laws. Learning from them is invaluable. Aiman's nurturing approach to Amal is a model. With their support, I'm excited about motherhood, ready for the journey ahead.
What inspired the design of your baby's room? What's your favourite item in your baby's room?
Our baby's room is minimalistic, prioritising comfort. No specific inspiration, just a cozy, serene space.
We'll adjust as they grow, always focusing on their comfort. Our child's happiness comes first.
What's one thing you're most excited to teach your child about their culture?
I'm eager to teach my child to embrace diversity with respect and an open heart. Sharing Pakistani heritage and fostering unity among cultures is crucial. Empowering them to challenge stereotypes and promote cultural appreciation responsibly is my goal.
What's been your biggest pregnancy craving so far? What's your favourite trimester of pregnancy and why?
McDonald's has been my top craving, though I'm trying to cut back.
Second trimester was comfortable and enjoyable, and now I'm excited about the third trimester.
What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone who's pregnant?
Share your emotions openly in pregnancy. Don't carry mental burdens alone. Talk with your partner and family, avoiding bottled feelings. Remember, it's a shared journey.
Ahsan Mohsin Ikram
Congratulations Ahsan on achieving this milestone moment in your life. Tell us how has the journey been for you so far?
Thank you so much , the journey has been quite incredible … full of surprises and thoroughly enjoying it! Each day is different and each day has its own pleasure.
2. What has been the most challenging part of the pregnancy period so far for you as a husband and soon-to-be dad?
I think the most difficult part has always been planning for the future ahead and making sure we’re both ready for what life has to offer us everyday.
3. Are there any traditions or rituals that you and your family are planning to follow during the pregnancy?
I took my wife for Umrah during her first trimester of her pregnancy so we can pray and thank Allah for this incredible gift he has given us.
4. What advice would you give to other expecting parents out there?
Stay positive and always support your partner in whatever they aspire to do
5. How do you envision your life changing once the baby arrives?
I think it’s too early to tell you guys how my life would change after my baby but I’m sure it’s going to an experience that I’ve never been through before and I’m looking very forward to how much my life will change after.
6. What kind of parent do you think you'll be?
I think I’m going to be less of a parent and more like my child’s best friend.
7. What are some of the most important values you hope to instill in your child?
Honesty, respect, integrity, courage and empathy.
8. How do you and Minal plan to balance your work and family life after the baby is born?
Baby is going to be our number one priority so keeping that in mind we both will manage everything accordingly.
9. Are there any particular parenting styles or techniques that you're interested in exploring?
I feel the most expensive thing in this world is to give someone your undivided attention and time.
As a child my father was very busy with his office so I didn’t get as much time with him in my childhood as much as probably he or I would would want to spend with each other. I feel a father is a sons first hero and for a daughter her father is her first love.
10. What have been some of the most memorable moments of the pregnancy journey so far?
I can’t really pin point what was my most memorable moment as each day has a different sort of joy as I inch closer every day to have my baby in my arms , I feel every single day has been special and taught me how to move forward , each day passing has only made me stronger.
11. How do you think having a child will impact your future plans and aspirations?
It will only make a more positive impact and will only make me work more harder as I want to provide the best possible life for my child.
INTERVIEW: SUNDUS UNSAR RAJA
PHOTOGRAPHY: SHAHBAZ SHAZI
MAKEUP&HAIR: SHAZIA RASHID
PR MANAGEMENT : K AGENCY