Mira Rajput has been under a steady limelight ever since her marriage to Shahid Kapoor. And now, the 22-year-old has given the world some insights into her life as a wife and young mother.
Mira attended an event on Women’s Day in which she shared her thoughts on choosing arranged marriage, being a homemaker, bringing up her daughter Misha and what empowerment and feminism mean to her.
Here are excerpts:
On Arranged Marriage
Why not (go for an arranged marriage)? You have to meet someone in some way! It worked for us so beautifully because both of us laid our cards in the open in the beginning. We were ourselves. There was a different kind of discovery after marriage but there was no negative surprise. I understood the role I had to take and he (Shahid) understood that he had to become a part of my life. Both of us have given and taken a lot from each other and we have become more wholesome. It’s two halves that make a whole.
Being Married to Shahid
At home, it’s just like any other marriage. We have fights, we get along well, we laugh a lot, we raise our child together, we are best of friends. When we step out, we are two people together taking on the world.
Being a Homemaker
I am a homemaker and I am proud of the label. I love being home. I had a difficult pregnancy and now I want to spend every moment I can with my daughter. I have a set of responsibilities on my plate and my future is ahead of me. I can finish all my responsibilities and then I will have nothing in my way. I can raise my daughter, be a good wife, and set up my home the way I like. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I don’t want to spend one hour in t he day with my child and then rush off to work. Why did I have her then? I want to be there for her as a mother. Seeing her grow up can’t be quantified.
Watch the interview here:
Losing Pregnancy Weight
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 I took those 40 days of confinement after delivery, which people say is outdated, and I had my ghee, because I gave a lot to give birth to Misha. I loved being pampered.
Empowerment and Feminism
Empowerment means you have the right to choose. So it’s my choice if I want to be at home. And it’s someone else’s choice if they want to be a working mother. But both are equally valid and neither of them should be shamed. Feminism isn’t woman VS man. It’s about equality. A new wave of feminism has come that is aggressive... I feel it’s destructive. There’s a new term called ‘feminazi’, which is the female equivalent of a chauvinist. I think there should be harmony between the two sexes and an equilibrium.
And how did Twitterati react to this? Find out!
Why does everybody targeting #MiraKapoor !! Its her own perspective..moreover!!! She has a right to say wat she wants..u ppl misunderstd her— thAMarai selvi (@thamarai2311) March 10, 2017
Dear #MiraRajput some do not have the luxury or privilege like you do and their kids turn out just fine. Don't judge their motherhood pls— IGotThis🤞👏🙏 (@jasuja) March 10, 2017