‘KAREENA IS STRIK­ING THE PER­FECT BAL­ANCE’

Fa­ther Rand­hir blasts trolls who tar­get Kareena Kapoor Khan for call­ing timeout on child care

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

Who the hell are they to in­ter­fere in our lives?” says an an­gry Rand­hir Kapoor, re­fer­ring to the so­cial net­work trolls point­ing fin­gers at his daugh­ter, Kareena Kapoor Khan, for oc­ca­sion­ally tak­ing out me-time while she has a seven-month-old son.

“Kareena is a mod­ern girl, and she has to go and work out to stay in shape, or else she’ll get trolled for that, too. She has worked all her life and con­tin­ues to do that af­ter hav­ing a baby, so def­i­nitely she’s not leav­ing the child be­hind; rather, she’s strik­ing the per­fect bal­ance,” he says.

The vet­eran ac­tor’s anger boiled over while speak­ing to us on the phe­nom­e­non that may be de­scribed as “let’s troll Kareena be­cause she dares to find time for her­self ”.

While shut­ter­bugs don’t miss a chance to click Kareena and her in­fant son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, nasty tongues have been at work, too.

Fin­gers are pointed at Bebo for “aban­don­ing” and “ne­glect­ing” Taimur and in­stead host­ing par­ties and go­ing to the gym. A tweet read: “Taimur Ali Khan, you are so cute, sadly you will never know true mean­ing of mom, shame on Kareena Kapoor Khan for ne­glect­ing her child (sic).” Kareena, 36, shot back, “Go­ing out with friends doesn’t make me any less of a good mother. It’s easy to see a pho­to­graph of me and jump to con­clu­sions, but peo­ple don’t know my equa­tion with my child. We’re ca­pa­ble of mul­ti­task­ing.” The ac­tor has worked from time to time since Taimur’s birth, walk­ing the run­way at a fash­ion show and shoot­ing for an ad­vert.

Is it re­ally tough for a mother to bal­ance fun, work and par­ent­ing? Quite the con­trary. Dr Gi­tan­jali Sharma, re­la­tion­ship ex­pert, says, “More than 50 per cent of women go though post-par­tum blues be­cause they’re con­fined or just tak­ing care of the baby. One has to look af­ter their own hap­pi­ness to be able to raise the child.” Ac­tor Mandira Bedi, mother to a five-year-old son, feels, “A par­ent needs a break from the child.”

Dr Ka­mal Khu­rana, men­tor for per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion, says, “Par­ent­ing styles dif­fer, so it’s not fair to judge.”

Moth­er­hood doesn’t mean a woman must give up on her­self KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN, AC­TOR If these trolls had [a] mother who went to work, they wouldn’t waste their time writ­ing such bulls**t. They are no­bod­ies RAND­HIR KAPOOR, AC­TOR

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