Not so long ago Mira Rajput made a comment about how her daughter's not a 'puppy' and that she'd like to be with her at all times versus going about her life as usual...and was trolled left, right and centre because of her statement. Apart from a major uproar on social media and several open letters to her by working mums, many celebrities too spoke their minds.
Here's a recap of what Mira said: "I had a tough pregnancy, I went through five difficult months to bring my daughter in to this world, in fact, both of us together (Shahid Kapoor and she). So now I want to spend every moment that I can with her and I think there is a set of responsibilities around my plate and I feel at my age I have a lot more energy, I have my future ahead of me, so I can finish all of my responsibility and I have nothing in my way. I can raise my daughter, I can be a good wife. Nothing will stop me after that. I love being at home, I love being a mother to my child, I wouldn't want to spend one hour a day with my child and rush off to work, why did I have her? She is not a puppy; I want to be there for her as a mother."
And just like rest of us, it didn't go down well with Kareena (a working mother herself), and she gave a fitting reply to Mira's statement. Talking to a daily newspaper, 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 generalise 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 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? 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. I will not scream from rooftops about experiencing motherhood or how much I love Taimur."
Oh Kareena, nobody could've said it better!