Kalki Koechlin Announced She Is 5 Months Pregnant And No One Is Being Nasty. Does This Mean We Are Finally Okay With Pregnancies Out Of Wedlock?
There was a time, and it continues to be this way, when our nose was not required to be in our own business and it was perfectly acceptable to find it knee deep (septum deep?) in someone else’s business. Pregnancy, for suppose, being one of those things. For a long time, we have been sold on the idea that it follows only after marriage, Indian society is hell-bent on not having it any other way, except, now people have really started coming out of their shells and doing as they please and as they feel is right for them. We say this, after we found out about Kalki Koechilin is expecting her first child with Israeli pianist, Guy Hershberg.
The Sacred Games 2 actress who has always been lauded for standing her ground and speaking her mind has once again given us food for thought, as she talked about being 5 months pregnant. She said, “I already feel the changes in the way I react to things. I am more deliberate, slower, more patient. When motherhood comes eventually, it brings with it a new consciousness to your sense of person. I still want to work but it is less about the rat race and more about nurturing oneself through one’s work. It becomes about infusing concentration and energy inward.”
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And while it is heartening to know how the modern day woman is embracing motherhood and balancing it with her professional ambitions, what is more thought-provoking is the fact that maybe, people are finally getting comfortable with the idea of children born out of wedlock. Kalki, hasn’t been the first to make her pregnancy before marriage public, there have been many stellar actresses who owned up to it during their time too, one of the best examples being the veteran actress Neena Gupta.
Neena Gupta had had a public affair with West Indies player, Vivian Richards. She got pregnant during their time together, but he ended up staying with his first wife. Neena, owned up to her pregnancy, raised her daughter Masaba as a single parent, and today she is a proud mother, while Masaba is a leading designer in the industry. Sridevi too, back in the day, publicly announced and accepted being pregnant with her first child with Boney Kapoor, while he was still with his first wife Mona Kapoor.
Recently, actress Amy Jackson too delivered her first child with fiance George Panayioutou, and gave us major #couplegoals while at it. The couple is supposed to be tying the knot early next year, but that didn’t stop them from planning their child in a way they felt was right. And that is exactly the idea people need to be made comfortable with. Having a child, and getting married are two different and exclusive things, and must not be sold as a package. There are many women who may want a baby, but don’t yet feel ready to get married, and that is completely okay. To each his own, and we are glad that actresses like Kalki Koechlin are promoting that concept.
The actress further said, “Motherhood began with my brother, who is much younger than I am. I remember watching him come home from school one day, he must have been seven or eight, with a project on climate change and thinking ‘this is such a renewal of innocence’. Children take us back to the basics; remind us of what is important. Also, just wanting to experience pregnancy, of feeling this life grow inside you.” We wish the Made in Heaven actress all the best and all the power to keep going, inspiring young minds as she does.