It is sad that the media targets celebrities: Shveta Salve

  • Rukmini Chopra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2016 18:06 IST
Shveta Salve gave birth to a baby girl on August 10, 2016.

Celebrities often shy away from flaunting their baby bumps. However, pictures of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shveta Salve prove otherwise. The TV actor, who became a mother for the first time last week, says she was not “hesitant” to post pictures of herself on Instagram when she was pregnant.

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“Why should any woman hide this part of her life? Flaunting a baby bump is not only about embracing yourself, but also about encouraging other women to do the same,” she says, adding, “I have never fallen for external pressures in life - be it in my professional space or in my personal life.”

Today, children become comfortable with technology at a young age. Does that worry Shveta? “It does. However, I believe that one should be in tune with the changing times. I don’t want my child to be backward, and not know anything about technology,” she says.

The actor, however, is quick to add that she doesn’t “judge” parents who give their kids gadgets. “I understand how difficult it is to raise a child. It is fine if a mother gives her child an iPad to listen to a nursery rhyme. But if I had a choice, I would rather give my kid a book than an iPad,” she says.

In the past, Kareena and Hollywood singer Adele have addressed the scrutiny women are subjected to when they are pregnant. Shveta, however, says she doesn’t “blame” the media, as they are doing their job. “But, some consideration would be nice. Sometimes, they think it is okay to talk about us just because we are actors. It is sad that the media targets celebrities,” she adds.

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