Speaking to a leading daily about the significance of the name, Imran said that Imara is a Swahili name which means `strong and resolute`.

The ecstatic father also revealed that it was Avantika who came up with the name.

“She was doing all the work. Initially, I was quite hesitant because I felt it sounded like Imran, and it seemed egocentric. But then it came to a point where I didn’t like any other name,” Imran told the leading daily.

Imran has reportedly been on leave for quite a few months and also dropped a few of his projects just to be on Avatika’s side during her pregnancy days.

The actor married his girlfriend Avantika Malik in 2011, after dating her for 10 years. In December 2013, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child.


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