Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput speaks up on her controversial statement on being a homemaker.
Earlier this year, during International Women’s Day, Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput clarified her choice of being a homemaker on Women’s Day but ended up making a controversial remark which had hurt many working women’s. Mira was also criticised for comparing babies to a puppy. Many working women’s and journalists wrote open letters to Mira over her puppy remark. Mira had said that her baby is not a puppy and that she always wants to be by her side.
After her this comment, many also thought that Mira took an indirect dig at Shahid’s ex-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor Khan, who also became mommy to a baby boy, Taimur Ali Khan.
Now on the occasion of Mother’s Day, Mira Rajput clarified her statement on the same in an interview with Bombay Times. She said, “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.”
She further explained, “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 sixmonth 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.” She added that she is entitled to have an opinion by saying, “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.”
Meanwhile, reportedly Mira is being offered endorsement projects and now it remains to see if Mira proves her haters wrong.
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