‘If women can juggle work and home, why can’t men do it’
The arrival of her baby recently has turned actor Saumya Tandon’s life upside down for the better. But the new responsibility has also helped her realise how it is like to be a mother.
“It’s a lot of hard work,” she says, “With this responsibility, I hope to balance my work with my baby. I hope I am able to achieve that. Hats off to the women out there who have kids, and take care of their homes, family and yet step out and work. We don’t realise that they are little warriors,” Saumya raves. “I salute those women who are mothers of one or two kids. Now that I am a mother myself, I realise what all goes into juggling your home and kids,” the actor adds.
And before long, Saumya asks the pertinent question about men doing their share of household work. “Going out, working and fighting it out in the big, bad world — if women can step out and do both things, why can’t men also help their partners? Men are yet to participate in home work. It’s overwhelming how women do it. They are undervalued, and we talk of big heroes,” she says.
When does she plan to get back to work? “I am at home, I need to recover, it’s been very exhausting. I plan to get back to fitness soon. About work, I can’t give you a specific time surely,” she answers.
SAUMYA FEELS IT IS A TOUGH, THANKLESS JOB TO BE A MOTHER