Shahid Kapoor’s wife, Mira Rajput, is being highly criticized on social media for making a few statements while speaking at length about her career choice on International Women’s Day.
One statement that extremely offended people when Mira said,
I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and then rush off to work. Why did I have her then? She is not a puppy. I want to be there for her as a mother. Seeing her grow up can not be quantified.
Working women wrote open letters to Mira and slammed her for making such statement. Now Shahid Kapoor is on a mission of damage control.
He has taken a stand for his lady and said that he is proud of what Mira has said.
I think Mira is speaking for a section of women who really aren’t being represented. There are times when those women feel that they should not be celebrated. By that I mean women who might not be doing a job, who might choose to be at home, have a baby, take care of the baby and consider that important enough to do at a certain stage in your life.
He further added,
At a different stage of life, you might choose something else. I took five months off when I was having Misha because I felt it was important for me to be with my wife and my child. So that’s a choice you make out of a certain sense of independence. I think there are very few people showing any kind of appreciation towards these women.
While extending a vote of thanks for Mira, Shahid said,
I personally feel that I might be the one who goes to work between me and Mira as husband and wife, but what she is doing for Misha is far more important, far more relevant. I really wish I could but between the two of us, one has to go to work and I happen to be that person.
Shahid even explained that Mira has spoken everything on a positive note,
I do understand that people have a strong point of view and people get hurt about things, but I think we are in a time where everybody is getting hurt about everything. So, I honestly don’t feel there is any sense in trying to keep everyone happy. We are also in a time where anybody who is important or being given importance says something, a lot of people want to gain importance by saying something against them. So, we just live in that kind of a time.
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