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Shahid Kapoor come out in support of wife Mira Rajput’s comment on feminism

Actor Shahid Kapoor has come out in support of his wife Mira after her comments on feminism and housewives were not received well, saying she spoke on a personal note but it’s sad that people bashed her opinion.

Mira Rajput’s controversial remarks about feminism, babies and puppies have been received with derision and outrage on social media.

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On a Women’s Day event amidst of sharing her insights Mira shamed mothers who worked full time, saying that women don’t have to compromise on traditions and ideals to be modern, even saying that her kid wasn’t a “puppy” to be left at home, and only getting to spend an hour a day with her. Mira also termed feminism “aggressive and destructive”.

Now, her husband Shahid Kapoor has attempted a defence of his 23-year-old wife, saying Mira was talking on a personal level and her statement wasn’t a ‘direct comment on anybody or any category of women’.

“I think she was speaking from a very positive space. I do understand that people have a strong point of view and people get hurt about things, but I think we are in a time where everybody is getting hurt about everything,” he says.

“So, I honestly don’t feel there is any sense in trying to keep everyone happy,” Shahid told reporters at an event in Mumbai last night.

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“We are also in a time where anybody who is important or being given importance says something, a lot of people want to gain importance by saying something against them. So, we just live in that kind of a time,” he says.

The 36-year-old actor says Mira’s comments are relevant as she was talking about how “women should have the right to choose”, whether they want to work or be a housewife, and men should respect that.

 “I think Mira is speaking for a section of women who really aren’t being represented. There are times when those women feel that they should not be celebrated. By that I mean women who might not be doing a job, who might choose to be at home, have a baby, take care of the baby and consider that important enough to do at a certain stage in your life.

“At a different stage of life, you might choose something else. I took five months off when I was having Misha (daughter) because I felt it was important for me to be with my wife and my child,” he says.

“So that’s a choice you make out of a certain sense of independence. I think there are very few people showing any kind of appreciation towards these women,” he adds.

Shahid says as a stay-at-home mother, what Mira is doing for their daughter is far more important and relevant.

“I don’t think what a mother gives to her child is something that should not be appreciated. They should feel empowered and self-assured of the fact that they are extremely important and what they do is as important as any other job,” he says.

“I personally feel that I might be the one who goes to work between me and Mira as husband and wife, but what she is doing for Misha is far more important, far more relevant. I really wish I could but between the two of us one has to go to work and I happen to be that person,” says the actor.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput married in 2015. Misha was born in August 2016.

Shahid was last seen as World War II soldier Nawab Malik in Rangoon. He is currently working on Padmavati – the set of which was attacked in Kolhapur on Wednesday morning – with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

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