Bollywood actress Kajol's younger sister Tanishaa Mukerji, who has worked in films like 'Neal n Nikki', 'Sarkar' and 'Sarkar Raaj' among others, revealed that she froze her eggs at the age of 39.
Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women's ability to get pregnant in the future.
The former 'Bigg Boss' contestant, in an interview with Etimes, said that she wanted to freeze her eggs at the age of 33, however, her doctor had advised her against it.
Tanisha's doctor told her to freeze her eggs only when she had 'no hope of conceiving a baby'.
Talking about the procedure, the actress revealed that she gained a lot of weight as it involves taking Progesterone. She said that she had to follow a 'hardcore' fitness regime to get back in shape.
Calling it a 'personal choice', Tanisha said that she believes it is okay for women to not have children. She also said that it is okay for women to not get married or be in a relationship.
Tanishaa Mukerji, who was away from the silver screen for a long time, made her Bollywood debut with 'Sssshhh...' in 2003.
After starring in some not-so-successful films, she participated in Salman Khan's popular reality show 'Big Boss 7', where she made headlines for her romance with Armaan Kohli.
She was also a contestant in 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7'.
She recently entered the digital space with the short film 'Life Is Short'.
Directed by Vikram Razdan, Tanishaa plays the role of Debika, a schizophrenic superstar who has a dark and delusional character sketch.
'Life Is Short' has been screened at NFDC Film Bazaar and New Jersey Indian & International Film Festival (NJIIFF).