On June 27, actor Kubbra Sait’s debut novel, Open Book, was published. The book chronicles the actors’ childhood in Bengaluru, including her struggles with social anxiety, body shaming, and achieving artistic success. She described her abortion after a one-night stand in one chapter of her book, I Wasn’t Ready to Be a Mother.
She wrote about her 2013 trip to the Andamans when she was 30 in the book. She wrote that she went out for drinks after a scuba diving session and later got physically intimate with a friend. A few days later, she took a pregnancy test, which revealed that she was pregnant.
She discussed what happened after she found out she was pregnant. “A week later, I decided to terminate the pregnancy,” she explained. I wasn’t prepared. It just wasn’t how I had imagined my life or journey to be. I believe I was unprepared for it. I wasn’t prepared because I wasn’t prepared as a human being. I don’t think I’m ready anymore. I don’t understand the pressure on women to marry at the age of 23 and have children by the age of 30. It’s like an unspoken set of rules. I knew I wasn’t prepared.” She added that she had “no regrets.”
“Of course, I felt like a terrible human being,” she continued. Because of that decision, I became a horrible human being. But my bad feelings were caused not by how I felt, but by how other people perceived it. My decision was entirely personal. It can be difficult to help yourself at times. But that’s fine. You must do it.”
Kubbra, who was born in Bangalore, made her acting debut in Salman Khan and Asin Thottumkal’s Ready, in which she played a minor role. Later in her career, she appeared in films such as Sultan, Ready, Jawaani Jaaneman, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, and City Of Life. Her breakout performance was in the Netflix series Sacred Games. She was most recently seen in the Apple TV+ series Foundation.