A picture at the airport showing Shahid Kapoor’s newly-born baby Zain Kapoor being carried by a nanny has triggered off a torrent of trolls suggesting Shahid’s wife is not doing her motherly duties properly. Mrs. Mira Kapoor was also compared with Kareena Kapoor Khan for letting the nanny carry the child.
Raveena Tandon, who has beautifully balanced a career and domesticity, says such condemnation is inexcusable. “I’ve been through motherhood twice over. I didn’t need to keep holding my kids in my lap all the time to impress anyone. Nor did I grab for my children when I saw cameras around. When I chose motherhood I chose it because I wanted to be a mother. No mother needs any certificate of approval from anyone about how good or bad a mother she is.”
While condemning such stereotyping of motherly duties another actress who wishes to go unnamed says, “While I don’t think it is at all fair to criticize Mira Kapoor for hiring a nanny, I personally wouldn’t hand over my child to anyone. Yes, I did have a nanny for my child when she was small. But, I preferred doing everything for her myself. But at the end of the day, it’s the mother’s choice as to how she wants to bring up her child.”