‘It’s great for moth­ers to go out and work’

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It goes with­out say­ing that moth­er­hood starts a new chap­ter in a woman’s life. That holds true for Rani Muk­erji, too. “As they say, ‘When you be­come a mother, your child gives birth to you — as a mother. Be­ing a mom, I’m learn­ing ev­ery day and I’m sure my daugh­ter will teach me much more about moth­er­hood. It all de­pends on her,” says Rani, who gave birth to her daugh­ter, Adira, in 2015. The ac­tor, who was last seen in Mar­daani (2014), be­lieves that it’s “great for moth­ers to go out and work”. She adds, “Your child should know you as an in­de­pen­dent mother and re­spect you [for that] — not just for be­ing a mother who looks after them but also for be­ing in­de­pen­dent enough to go out there in the world and work.” Rani, whose next film, Hichki, hits screens next year, feels that a “child starts re­spect­ing work in a strange way be­cause they see their mother and fa­ther work”. The chil­dren then un­der­stand that work mat­ters, adds the ac­tor.

“It’s a very pos­i­tive way of rais­ing a child,” says Rani, who is mar­ried to Bol­ly­wood film­maker Aditya Cho­pra. She adds, “I also love be­ing a full­time mother, which I have en­joyed in the past two years. But I think it’s time for me to get back to work.”

Rani Muk­erji’s daugh­ter, Adira, is just un­der two years old

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