We bet you remember what Mira Rajput said while she was talking about feminism and motherhood last month at an event on International Women’s Day. For those who don’t, Shahid Kapoor’s ‘baby wife’ spoke openly about motherhood and Misha, saying that she is not one of the women who will spend two/three hours with their child and rush to work, as Misha is not a puppy. [What Mira Rajput’s batchmate revealed about her, is SHOCKING!]
While several working women were offended with her comment, some thought that it was an indirect dig at new mother Kareena Kapoor Khan, who had Taimur in December and went on to finish her work commitments the very next month.
Even though Kareena did not say a word about it back then, she did speak out her mind while she was being interviewed by Bombay Times recently. On being asked what she feels about Mira’s comment, Kareena Kapoor Khan said that no one can judge as to what kind of a mother she is, and everyone’s motherhood and parenting style is different. Taking an indirect dig at Mira, she said that how can anyone decide for me about hoe depressed she should feel or when should she step out of the house.
Here’s what she exactly said –
‘What kind of a mother I am is something that will unfold with time. I will not scream from rooftops about experiencing motherhood or how much I love Taimur. There’s always the pressure of being judged, no matter what you do. It’s about how you deal with it. Every pregnancy and every mother’s journey with her child during those nine months and afterwards is different. You can’t draw parallels. No one out there really knows me or what I am feeling at a given time. How can anyone decide on my behalf whether I am supposed to feel depressed or if I can step out before 45 days? If I’m spoken about like that, what would it be like for other women?’
The actress added that she and Saif have never been open about their personal life and do not share everything on social media on an hourly basis does not give the people the right to put out stories about Taimur and herself. She said –
‘Just because I’m elusive and my husband and I are not on social media talking about our emotions on an hourly basis, people take the liberty to put out stories about my child and me. It was annoying to read reports about my fitness regimen and the way I’m losing weight. As a couple, we don’t share details of our lives with the world at large. So, I will not clarify what we do, how I plan to lose weight or what I do with my baby .I enjoyed my pregnancy and I will enjoy my life on my terms. What kind of a mother I am is something that will unfold with time.’
She had an awesome reply for everyone who was judging her motherhood. Kareena Kapoor Khan said –
‘Yes, I was on my feet a few days after the delivery, but it’s upsetting to have people judge you for it. No one has the right to comment on how I conduct myself or what sort of a mother I am. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Postpartum depression is not a must, right? It’s whimsical to generalise that every woman goes through that phase, almost making it sound like a norm.’
Kudos Kareena! Now, that’s a reply that would shut several mouths. Uum, Mrs Mira Kapoor, are you listening?