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Society looked at me differently when I delayed my pregnancy: Mandira Bedi

November 20, 2019 | 11:54 IST | CineBuzz |

Mandira Bedi is one of the well-known names who have struggled yet carved a niche for herself against all the odds.

The actress is currently hosting a show named Shaadi Fit and recently opened up how difficult it is for a woman to be successful right after her marriage and children.

“Living in Indian society, as a woman you tend to face several stereotypes. When I decided to delay my pregnancy due to work commitments, it was the most difficult decision I had to make. I was looked at differently, and people perceived me as a woman who is career-oriented. You would think that is a good trait to have, but our society thinks differently of a married woman. In fact, even after my child was born, I was always divided between my personal and professional lives.”

“My only relief was my husband who supported me a lot through this phase and does till date. He takes care of our son so that I can manage my shoots. I think my message to every married woman is to believe in yourself and your capabilities, rather than focusing on societal beliefs and norms. My career has made me into the person I am today. I have struggled and carved my niche in the entertainment industry and I feel very proud of it,” shared the actress.

The actress is married to the filmmaker Raj Kaushal since 1999.