Alia and Ranbir made an unexpected announcement. On 27 June, Alia and Ranbir announced they were expecting their first child together.

In an Instagram post, she shared her photo with Ranbir Kapoor, a hospital worker, and wrote "Our baby coming soon".

Alia's news of her pregnancy comes almost two and a quarter months after Alia and Ranbir tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony in Mumbai in April.

Fans flooded the comments section with their reactions and wishes soon after Alia shared the post as they weren't expecting this news from the couple.

Alia's mother Soni Razdan commented to Alia on today's post, saying "Congratulations Mama & Papa Lion".

Alia's announcement of her baby was met with many reactions from fans. One fan wrote: "Itni Jaldi (so quickly), btw congratulations, to both of you."

Many members of the film fraternity, including Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra as well as Rakul Preet Singh, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Tiger Shroff and Mouni Roy, commented on Alia’s post.

Fans believe this is a publicity stunt to promote their first film, 'Bramhastra', which was released on September 9, this year.

Alia Bhatt stated in an interview with Filmfare that she's not trying to gain followers through her posts.

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor will next be seen in Ayan Mukherji's "Brahmastra Part 1 - Shiva" as Isha & Shiva. It will release on September 9, this year.