Kareena Kapoor Khan set an example for all young mothers out there by being out and about during her pregnancy and hitting the floor soon after she delivered Taimur Ali Khan. Within months, she was back on the sets. The actress was the hero for all working mothers out there. Rani Mukerji, whose little girl Adira Chopra, turned two last month, has also joined the few Bollywood women championing the new, worker mother cause.
Making a comeback post her delivery with Hichki, the actress is confident that Adira will be proud that she has working parents when she grows up. In an interview while promoting her 23 February, 2018 release, Rani shared how she felt the jitters at the thought of leaving her little girl back home and returning to work. It is a sentiment that all working mothers would relate with. But Rani shared that she had to be brave to make the decision. “I had this anxiety about leaving my daughter at home because it was going to be a new environment for her. She is not going to see me for a few hours, which she is used to. It is a dilemma that every working mother goes through where you face this anxiety.”
Though a first time mother, Rani was armed with knowledge about child behaviour and was surrounded by experienced people who made this transition from a stay-at-home-mom to a working mother easier. “The child will soon get used to it. I am sure Adira will understand that both her parents leave home for work. It will be normal and it will be something that she will be proud of.”
Though leaving the little one back home was the most challenging thing for Rani, she revealed how her husband, director Aditya Chopra stepped in to make life a little easier for the mother and daughter. She is glad that fathers are getting more involved in the upbringing of their children, “People are still not ready to accept it. It is a hesitation that they need to overcome. Obviously, a child is more attached to the mother. But now fathers are also getting involved.”
She credited her husband for making her return possible and said, “He understands that I also have a responsibility towards the people who have given me so much love and adoration. Now that I have a new family, I cannot leave my old family behind. I have to stay in touch with my fans. It is a part of me, which I cannot separate from,” she said. Aren’t we just glad? Rani is a brilliant actress and she has already left us impressed with the Hichki trailer. We are looking forward for her flawless, effortless performance in a heartwarming tale when the film hits screens next month.
(With inputs from PTI)