To say pregnancy is a roller coaster ride would be an understatement. From pregnancy blues to cravings, expecting a child can bring many changes to your body not just physically but mentally as well. Morning sickness, fatigue, binge eating are just a few examples of what women face in the nine-month-long period.
Talking about the yummy-mummies of Bollywood, celebs including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma and others have also craved certain food items during their pregnancies. While we know actresses follow a strict diet to be in a certain shape but during pregnancy, a little or more cheat meal is acceptable.
Listed below are a few Bollywood divas and the food items they craved the most.
What she craved for: Karela, pasta, pizza, chocolate cake
When the 3 Idiots actress was pregnant with Taimur in 2016, she revealed her pregnancy craving during a live session with her nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar. Kareena who ate healthy on most days refrained from overeating. Unlike most of the pregnant women who constantly crave sugar and khatta when pregnant, Kareena craved for karela (bitter gourd).
“I’m constantly craving a lot of karela, which is quite… very different. I really like the taste, I enjoy the taste. Everyone says add a little sugar to it and the bitterness goes, but I don’t like that. I like that it has a bitter, pungent taste to it. It’s something that I enjoy,” the actress told during a Facebook live session.
During her second pregnancy, Kareena gave in to a few mouth-watering delicacies including biryani and kebabs. As shared in one of her Insta stories, she was also seen gorging on some delicious chocolate cake. However, food items that were a constant craving in her first and second pregnancies were pizza and pasta. Yum yum!
What she craved for: Chana poori, pizza, Pani puri
Anushka Sharma welcomed her first child, a baby girl in January 2021. The actress who is a big foodie at heart made sure to satisfy her food craving during her pregnancy as well. From relishing pizzas to going local with some homemade panipuris, the Zero actress rightly followed the mantra of “go big or go home.”
What she craved for: South Indian cuisine
It is reported that Kajol experience serious food cravings for South Indian cuisine. As per several media reports, the Devi actress requested a famous South Indian caterer from Mumbai to come to her house and cook sumptuous dishes. Kajol apparently also threw a mini party for her friends who enjoyed the feast.
What she craved for: Dhokla, imli ka achar
Did you know Aishwarya’s mother-in-law, actress Jaya Bachchan prepared special food for her during her pregnancy. Aishwarya Rai who grabbed the nation’s attention with her first pregnancy was pampered with yummy, homemade food items made by Jaya. Reportedly, Jaya prepared savoury dishes like dhokla, and imli ka achar to satisfy her daughter-in-law’s food cravings.
Konkona Sen Sharma
What she craved for: Nepalese noodles
The Wake Up Sid actress once tweeted about her food craving when she was pregnant with her son Haroon. She craved the Nepalese dish, sukha wai wai which is basically Nepalese noodles.