Ac­tor Shilpa Shetty talks about how be­ing a home­maker is a full-time job where one is un­der­paid and over­worked

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Ac­tor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who has a fiveyear-old son, Vi­aan, feels she is for­tu­nate enough to con­tinue work­ing af­ter moth­er­hood. The 41-year-old ac­tor, who owns a pro­duc­tion house, says that at least you get to take breaks dur­ing your job while it’s a dif­fer­ent ball game al­to­gether when it comes to be­ing a stay-at-home mom. “I to­tally re­spect the fact that if you are a home­maker, it’s even more than a full-time job. There (in job) you have breaks and you can switch-off. Here it’s a thank­less job. You are un­der­paid and over­worked,” she says.

Shilpa adds, “I re­spect women who are ded­i­cat­edly look­ing af­ter their fam­i­lies. Some of us have the lux­ury to go out and work. Some of us don’t need to do that. For me, [my] fam­ily is a pri­or­ity.”

Shipla also be­lieves that days when women were con­sid­ered in­fe­rior to men are gone. “Women are do­ing ev­ery­thing and any­thing. I can even go to the ex­tent of say­ing that they are do­ing it bet­ter than men. There isn’t any­thing that we are not ca­pa­ble of do­ing. We are multi-faceted per­son­al­i­ties and are able to multi-task much bet­ter than men. We look af­ter our fam­ily. We take care of our in laws, chil­dren, our hus­bands, which is a full­time job in it­self... and plus we bring home the bread,” she says. The ac­tor adds that she makes sure to en­gage her son, Vi­aan, in ex­tra cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. “Th­ese days play dates have be­come a new way to en­ter­tain chil­dren. I don’t know how our par­ents did it. I do my best to keep Vi­aan oc­cu­pied in ex­tra cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. There is a teacher who comes home for gym­nas­tics, he loves that. He doesn’t need that many play dates,” she says.

There isn’t any­thing that women are not ca­pa­ble of do­ing. We are multi-faceted per­son­al­i­ties SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA, AC­TOR

Raj Kundra, Vi­vaan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra

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