Actor Karthi has welcomed actor Nayanthara and director Vignesh Shivan into parenthood by sending the couple a handwritten note. Vignesh Shivan shared the picture of the card on Instagram and thanked the Tamil actor for his thoughtful gesture.
“Welcome to parenthood. God bless you four,” the Ponniyin Selvan actor wrote. Nayanthara and Vignesh announced that they welcomed twins Uyir and Ulagam on Sunday.
Here is the picture:
Karthi’s wish comes amid much speculation about the birth of the twins. On October 10th, Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara announced on social media that they were welcoming their twins. Vignesh wrote: “Nayan and I have become Amma and Appa ❤️ We are blessed with twin babies❤️❤️ All our prayers, blessings from our ancestors combined with all the good manifestations made are 2gethr in the form of 2 blessed babies for come to us ❤️ Need all your blessings for our Uyir & Ulagam. Life looks brighter and more beautiful. God is twice great (sic).”
There was speculation as to whether the couple had chosen surrogacy, and many questioned whether due process was followed. In January this year, India banned commercial surrogacy.
Tamil Nadu’s Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said in a statement that an investigation into the matter was being conducted to determine whether the couple had followed the norms. He said: “According to the norms, people aged 21 and under 36 can donate oocytes (oocytes or oocytes). We understand that this could have happened… The Director of Health Services is being asked to verify that this has been done according to norms.”
Meanwhile, Bigg Boss Tamil actress Vanitha Vijayakumar supported the couple. In a strongly worded Instagram post, she took on people who criticize and question Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan. She wrote: “What could be more beautiful than the birth of two innocent children, born to loving parents who can give them the life all children deserve. The spoiling of the most beautiful moments in life must first be punishable (sic).”
After the argument, Vignesh Shivan shared a cryptic Instagram post: “Everything comes to you at the right moment. Be patient. Be thankful.”
Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara, who first worked together in Naanu Rowdy Thaan, have been together for nine years and tied the knot this June in a huge wedding ceremony attended by celebrities from across the country. A documentary about their wedding is set to be released on Netflix. The film, titled Nayanthara Beyond The Fairytale, is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon.