Moth­er­hood is pri­or­ity for Aye­sha, work can wait

Aye­sha Takia says she’s open to work but would plan her work­ing hours around her 3-year-old son

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ac­tor Aye­sha Takia (left), who has re­mained away from the sil­ver screen for over three years, doesn’t re­gret a sin­gle mo­ment of ab­sence. The ac­tor says that she was tak­ing care of her boy, Mikail Azmi (inset), who is 3 years old now. She says the ex­pe­ri­ence of bring­ing him up has been amaz­ing so far. “I have thor­oughly en­joyed it. For all these years that I was away, I was ex­tremely happy to give him all my time and at­ten­tion while be­ing a full-time and hands-on mom. I don’t think any­thing else can re­place this feel­ing and the lovely ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing with Mikhail ev­ery sin­gle day.”

Aye­sha has re­turned to screen with a mu­sic video and plans to con­tinue work­ing with a few other projects lined-up in­clud­ing open­ing a ve­gan restau­rant and launch­ing a fash­ion line soon. She’s clear that noth­ing takes over her son’s time. “He is my pri­or­ity and what­ever work I do, I want people to understand and know that my work­ing hours will be dif­fer­ent and my son has to be ac­com­mo­dated first. So, I make sure that only when these con­di­tions are met, I take up some­thing or else I would just skip. I have to spend time with my son and if that can’t be taken care of, then work can wait.”

Asked about people who say that life and ca­reer pri­or­i­ties change for fe­male stars, once they become moth­ers, Aye­sha says each per­son’s jour­ney is dif­fer­ent and it’s un­fair to com­pare. “Each ac­tor is dif­fer­ent and not ev­ery­one is look­ing for the same thing,” she adds.


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