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Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Being a stay-at-home mom is a thankless job

Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra says being a homemaker is a full-time job where one is underpaid and overworked.

bollywood Updated: Jun 29, 2017 14:56 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Actor Shilpa Shetty says her son, Viaan, is her priority.
Actor Shilpa Shetty says her son, Viaan, is her priority.(Instagram/officialshilpashetty)

Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who has a five-year-old son, Viaan, feels she is fortunate enough to continue working after motherhood. The 41-year-old actor, who owns a production house, says that at least one gets to take breaks during a job while it’s a different ball game altogether when it comes to being a stay-at-home mom. “I totally respect the fact that if you are a homemaker, it’s even more than a full-time job. There (in job) you have breaks and you can switch-off. Here, it’s a thankless job. You are underpaid and overworked,” she says.

The actor says that women multi-task and work round the clock, and do it better than men. “Women are doing everything and anything. I can even go to the extent of saying that they are doing it better than men. There isn’t anything that we are not capable of doing. We are multi-faceted personalities and are able to multi-task much better than men. We look after our family. We take care of our in laws, children, our husbands, which is a full-time job in itself... and plus we bring home the bread. There are a lot of women who are doing all of that today,” she says.

The actor adds that she makes sure to engage Viaan in extra-curricular activities. “These days play dates have become a new way to entertain children. I don’t know how our parents did it. I do my best to keep Viaan occupied in extra-curricular activities. There is a teacher who comes home for gymnastics... he loves that. He doesn’t need that many play dates,” she says.

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