“I have my own strug­gles and my own beau­ti­ful story to tell”

India Today - - EMPOWERMENT - As told to Aditi Pai

There are times when I wish a day had more than 24 hours be­cause there’s so much to do. But I will not cut down my roles—as a mother, wife, banker, singer, ac­tivist, de­spite the chal­lenge of time. After my hus­band be­came the Chief Min­is­ter of Ma­ha­rash­tra and we moved to Mum­bai in 2014, life has nat­u­rally be­come busier. Mu­sic is my pas­sion and I do riyaaz ev­ery day, it helps me de-stress. So far, I’ve sung for around 14 Hindi and Marathi films. Bank­ing is an­other thing I haven’t ne­glected de­spite my so­cial com­mit­ments. Even now, I make it a point to go to work (at Axis Bank— where I’ve just com­pleted my ser­vice of 14 years). Amidst all this, I am a dot­ing mother. I get her ready for school, en­sure that I’m with her dur­ing bed­time and look into her home­work as well. I be­lieve that des­tiny doesn’t de­pend on the shoes you wear but on the steps you take in life. I re­spect my hus­band’s po­si­tion, but I also have my own jour­ney, my own strug­gles and my own beau­ti­ful story to tell.

am­ruta fad­navis 38 Banker & Singer Mum­bai

fe­bru­ary 2015

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