Rani Mukerji Opened Up About How Married Women Are Discriminated Against In Their Career And She’s So On Point
Sometimes, I tend to believe that my ideology and mindset is common; I believe there are several people who are as progressive as I am. Maybe it’s because I like to surround myself with people who are equally open-minded, but my tiny universe doesn’t define the mindset of our society at large. Like recently, I was speaking with my bestie and she was telling me how she has seen women being harrowed if they are planning a pregnancy and the news of it hits the workplace. Suddenly, they start getting picked on, their work over-scrutinised and somehow they are gaslighted And such things leave me shocked. This is 2020 and such things are still so common. So many women say they don’t want to get married until they’ve made their careers. And I don’t understand how your marital status can stop you from being productive? It’s not like after marriage, we just sit at our desks dreaming of our husbands or leave important meetings to go home and cook rotis.
Recently, Rani Mukerji opened up about the stereotyping actresses have to face when it comes to marriage and motherhood. “I have always believed in letting my work do the talking and not pay heed to what the stereotypes said about actresses. Having been in the industry for a while now, I’m aware of loose conversations like a woman ceases to be a leading actor once she is married or how she can say bye to her career if she becomes a mother. It’s regressive thinking,” Rani said.
I think it’s important to change our own mindset first and not accept such discrimination as our fate. Instead of holding off marriage till you’ve achieved enough, how about we fight for our rights? In fact, never say yes to a guy who expects you to change priorities after marriage. “Over the years, I have seen more and more women joining the workforce of our country and being self-made, independent and ready to chase their dreams. I see married women, women with children balancing their work and personal life beautifully. They have really helped change the perspective of society. I have been an actor ever since I grew up,” she said.
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Rani Mukerji expressed that she loves being an actor and will work for a long time, “I love what I do and I want to continue being an actor for as long as I would want to and as long as audiences want to see me on screen. So, the validation from the audience matters a lot and I’m thankful for the support I have received for Mardaani, Hichki and Mardaani 2. It motivates me to push myself more and do better work with each film.” Well said!