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IVF was a godsend for me: Farah Khan

Filmmaker Farah Khan on Monday termed the technique of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy as a blessing.

Ms. Khan, who gave birth to triplets through IVF, was speaking at a special event organised by Jaslok Hospital to spread awareness about the treatment.

When asked what advice she would like to give to actor Salman Khan on having children, she quipped, “Salman is very good as he is. He doesn’t need (any advice). He can advise everybody. We don’t need to advise him He is far more successful and intelligent than all of us put together.”

The Om Shanti Om director has two daughters and a son born through IVF.

“I am not an actress. I had babies at the age of 43 because sometimes you get so caught up, you are making your life, building your career and may be you don’t want to get married... for me, to have IVF and someone guiding me like doctor Firuza Parikh, it was a godsend,” she said.

“Later in life there should not be any regrets. Sometimes you have children too early and regret it, ‘If I wouldn’t have, my career would have been different’ and sometimes when you don’t have, you miss that opportunity,” Ms.Khan said.

The 51-year-old filmmaker said she is proud she had children through IVF.

“It is important that we come forward and take pride in this because it gives so much courage and so much hope to people who want to do it, but are scared to do it. I proudly say that my children are from IVF and no, a pizza man did not deliver you,” she said.

Actor Tusshar Kapoor recently became a single father of a baby boy who was born through IVF and surrogacy, in June this year. Prior to that, superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan also had children through surrogacy.

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