Shahid wants me to love my­self for who I am: Mira

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh pras­

She is a Delhi girl who is still “get­ting used to Mum­bai” af­ter mar­ry­ing ac­tor Shahid Kapoor (above, with baby Misha). Now, mother to a baby girl, Mira Kapoor (right) says that her child is her pri­or­ity, and that her hus­band is a “pil­lar of strength”.

Mira needs that sup­port, be­cause she knows that she’s con­stantly un­der the spot­light: “Ev­ery­one has some­thing to say; ev­ery­one feels that they have the right to say some­thing about me.”

In Shahid, she has found some­one non-judge­men­tal. “He re­ally lets me feel like he loves me for who I am; and he wants me to love my­self for who I am. So he is al­ways mak­ing sure that I don’t ques­tion my­self,” she says.

Be­ing called “a star wife” doesn’t di­min­ish her as a per­son, Mira feels. “My per­son­al­ity doesn’t get di­luted by the fact that I’m mar­ried to Shahid. It’s only en­hanced.” As for the ru­mours of her pos­si­ble foray into act­ing, she says, “No. I have my hands full with Misha and I don’t think I can be jug­gling mul­ti­ple things.”

That makes us re­call the con­tro­versy over Mira’s com­ments about what it means to be a work­ing mother. She re­sponds, “I said some­thing, and it was com­pletely taken out of con­text… I have a lot of re­spect for women who work and who can jug­gle so many things.”

Even though I’m not an ac­tor, some­how I’ve be­come pub­lic prop­erty... That’s some­thing I am get­ting used to MIRA KAPOOR



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