Kajol Knows Exactly How to Manage Home, Work and Kids
Kajol reportedly said in a recent interview that it is educative for children to have a working mother. Giving her own example, the Dilwale actress said that though she did take a break when her children were younger and needed more attention, but she would like to get back to doing more films now that they’re older.
I hope I will be seen on screen more… I’d like to work more now. I took a break right after My Name Is Khan (2010) because my son was born and then he was still very young. Now my son is five years old. I will be starting a film in mid-2016, but no, I am not planning to do three films a year like Shah Rukh Khan, in any way. I can’t work as hard as him.
Kajol also said that she is not the kind of person who has kids and then dumps them off to go work. In fact, it was apparently her daughter Nysa who has been encouraging her mother to take on more work.
I honestly think it’s very educative for children to have working parents, and to have a working mother mostly, because that’s where the influence comes on the girl child. When I was a child, I did resent sometimes that my mother went to work and I used to tell her, ‘Mom, why can’t you be like other mothers who are at home and cooking?’ She used to be like ‘No, I have to work. I need to work’. At that point in time, maybe I felt a resentment towards her work, but when I started working, I realised that the work ethic I have, the way I work, the amount of hard work that I did was only because I had seen my mother do that all my life.
Not only does Kajol believe that it is important for women to work, she hopes that her daughter will grow up as an independent girl who works for a living and her own development.
She’s always been candid and spontaneous but now we know that Kajol is also very wise.
(With inputs from IANS)