Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor’s son ‘Taimur’ is all on news from the day he was born and the way he was named. For both good and other reasons, this little boy somehow became the most discussed baby of the Internet all the way. Coming to another star kid, it’s Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput’s daughter Misha Kapoor. The little kid was also in the news for a while when her mom lashed out at paparazzi when they were disturbing mother and daughter in a park.
It is not so tough for Taimur to steal hearts of the people with his promisingly adorable looks. It seems the kid has inhabited the good looks of both his father and mother. While both these kids left everyone awestruck with their cuteness, it’s their mothers who set some new benchmarks for women in their own ways.
Ever since Mira Rajput got married to Shahid Kapoor, she showed the world that there is nothing wrong marrying a guy who is 10 years older than you. And after getting pregnant in her early twenties, she also kept forward a point that you can have babies first and concentrate on your career later.
After Misha’s birth, Mira came out and openly said about how she took care of herself post embracing motherhood. She said,
“It’s great to be fit but it’s better to be a healthy mother. I went through the pressure (of body shaming) as well after Misha’s birth. But I feel you can take time to lose that weight. It’s just not about physical, but mental health as well. I took those 40 days of confinement after delivery, which people say is outdated, and I had my ghee because I have a lot to give birth to Misha. I loved being pampered.”
Shahid also opened up about Mira thinking of having another baby and said, “Mira, who is just 22, would prefer to have a second kid soon as well. She wants to flip the norm, get the kids to a certain age and then be free to do what she likes.”
Moving on, there is another trendsetter woman, Kareena Kapoor Khan, who embraced motherhood in her late thirties. Despite pregnancy, she was active both on professional and personal lives. And the surprising fact is that Kareena was back to work just 45 days after her delivery.
Interestingly, after few days, Mira made a statement on the importance of staying at home once you have a kid and Kareena came up with the exact opposite of the same. While speaking to a leading daily, Kareena 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 generalize that every woman goes through that phase, almost making it sound like a norm. Every pregnancy and every mother’s journey with her child during those nine months and afterward is different.”
When asked about Mira’s statement, Kareena 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 afterward 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?”
According to the reports, Mira is upset with Kareena’s comments on motherhood. However, both have their own definitions of an empowered woman and their own respective boundaries on motherhood that they follow with pride. What do you say about motherhood? Whom do you support? Share your views with us in the comments section below.