Kareena Kapoor Khan Talking About Balancing Work And Family Is The Story Of Every Working Mother Ever
My mother started working when I was just six months old. While my father was never expected to stay at home and take care of me, my mother was. Not by her in-laws but by society in general! She was told by random uncles and aunts that she should give up working and devote all her time looking after me. Of course, she isn’t the kind to conform, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t struggle. That is exactly what Kareena Kapoor Khan is talking about as well. My mother has worked in Bollywood too and all through my childhood I have seen her running from one shoot to another with haywire timings, while still being there for me 100%. Like every other working mom, my mom tried to juggle with both aspects of her life and that’s why she and I relate very hard with Kareena Kapoor.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is the living embodiment of glamour. She is all things gorgeous and now after her marriage to Saif Ali Khan and having little Taimur, she is looking better than ever before. In a recent interview, she opened up about how she handles the pressure of working and having a family. She says, “I balance my time with family. I’m particular about that time and about being around. It’s a side of me that I can’t run away from. It’s something that I want. Work is there for sure. But my family base has always been strong.” Now, do you see why I am relating to her so hard? That is exactly how my mother balances her work and family too.
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In the same interview, Bebo also talks about her insecurities relating to work after getting married and having a child. It is like a sexist open secret in Bollywood, actresses are always advised not to get married because that generally means an abrupt end to their career. Even though Kareena is way above all that, she still had people telling her to not settle down and start a family. *rolls eyes*
She said, “There was pressure not to get married because it’s feared that actresses after marriage don’t work. Their careers are over. And after a baby more so. People told me that my career was practically over. But for me, that didn’t matter. I’ve done so much work since.”
Even though this absurdity has been going on for decades now – where an actress is cast out just because she is pregnant or gets married, it is high time this changes. Just because she a woman in the public eye doesn’t mean she isn’t entitled to her own life, just because her “appreciation value” would go down. Let’s cut the crap, shall we?
On the work front, Kareena will be seen next in Good Newwz releasing on 27th December. She will be sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh.