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Mira Rajput Talks About Being A New Age Mom And Her Controversial 'Housewife' Remark!


Mira Rajput came in limelight when she tied the knot with Shahid Kapoor in 2015. She also graced the Koffee With Karan couch. On Mother's Day, In an interview to Times Of India, she opened up on being a new age mom and her controversial 'housewife' remark.

Motherhood Is A Challenge For You? 
Motherhood, is a huge step, but I was looking forward to it. It cemented my relationship with Shahid. As a couple, we became who we are after Misha's birth.

Your Thoughts On Being A Young Mother:
"To each her own, but being a young mom works for me. I am more hands-on and I have more energy. I think we'll be friends when Misha grows up. Age gap will not be a roadblock in our relationship. My mom had me very late in her life and my relationship with her is very different from the one that my sister has with her first born because she had him early on. So yes, I think that being a young mom is a huge advantage. I'll give her all my time now and once she gets older and independent, I will start working. I have nothing against being a working mom. I think it's great to be able to balance a career and motherhood, but this is what works for me."

Finally! She opened up on her 'Women Remark':
"I was just speaking my mind, my intention was not to offend or hurt anyone. Could I have chosen my words better? Maybe. But I am not a seasoned actor and I don't know how to be politically correct. I was speaking for a section of women who aren't given their due. For that matter, I don't think financial independence is the only yardstick to measure feminism. Women who stay at home and take care of the children or work from home deserve to be celebrated as much. They are also feminists in their own right because they have chosen their lives... even if they have not, they are giving it their all. My mom balanced her career and motherhood. There was never a time when I felt that she was not around. That's the essence of what I was trying to say. I don't want to cross the fine line between independence and negligence. The Bill on six-month paid maternity leave was passed recently and it's to enable a woman to spend time with her baby. It's not just for physical recovery; had that been the case, adoptive mothers wouldn't have been eligible for it. It's to nurture the bonding between a mother and her child. That's all that I meant."

A Certain Section Of Women Thinks That Your Comment Was Insensitive:
"Opinion is the fulcrum of the society. Everyone should have one, but people should also have the discretion to not shove it down somebody else's throat. My intention was not to belittle working women, but I don't want homemakers belittled either. There was a lot of flak, but that's their opinion. I was just voicing mine."

How Did You Deal With This?
"It was tough, but I had Shahid by my side. He said, 'It's okay and it happens.' Also, I prefer looking at the positive side of things."

Does It Affect You When Shahid Gets Concerned For What You Say?
"I am not an actor or a public figure, I have the luxury to be politically incorrect. Also, Shahid is not going to defend something unless he doesn't believe in it. He will only stand up for what's right."

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