My daughter will be proud of a working mom

Rani Mukerji went through the usual anxiety of a mother when she started Hichki after Adira’s birth, but the actor is confident that her daughter will one day be proud of her working parents. The actor said more than her, it was her husband Aditya Chopra who wanted her to get back to the sets.

“I had this anxiety about leaving my daughter at home because it was going to be a new environment for her. She is not going to see me for a few hours. It is a dilemma that every working mother goes through where you face this anxiety,” says Mukerji. “The child will soon get used to it. I am sure Adira will understand that both her parents leave home for work. It will be normal and it will be something that she will be proud of.”

In India, many working women leave their jobs after they embrace motherhood but Mukerji believes things are changing now as fathers are getting more involved in the upbringing of their children. “People are still not ready to accept it. It is a hesitation that they need to overcome. Obviously, a child is more attached to the mother. But now fathers are also getting involved.”