It has been three weeks since Neha Dhupia became a proud mother. On 18th November, Neha and Angad Bedi welcome their daughter whom they named as Mehr Dhupia Bedi. Neha was working on her podcast, No Filter Neha and her other professional commitments right before her delivery. Even now, the actress has not gone on a maternity break and continues to work. Another Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan worked throughout her pregnancy and resumed the shoot of her film within months of welcoming her son Taimur Ali Khan. These are the new age moms! In a recent interview with Mid-Day, Neha said that she looked up to Kareena as an inspiration during her pregnancy.
The directors who hire us, the brands we work with — they have all undergone a shift in approach. My happiness is derived from work, so I was out and about until Diwali. People used to ask me when I will take rest, but I didn’t feel the need. People who need to rest, must. I looked up to Kareena (Kapoor Khan) as an inspiration with regard to how she conducted herself during pregnancy. I hope I too have inspired women in deciding what they want.
When Neha resumed work within weeks of becoming a mother, trolls didn’t leave a chance to say that ‘she was not giving enough time to her baby’. Talking about that, the new mommy said, “The one who goes to work is as much a supermom as the one who stays at home and nurses her little one. People’s opinions are irrelevant.”
The moms of today know how to balance their personal and professional life. In fact, we should be proud of Neha and take inspiration from her.