EXCLUSIVE: Maheep Kapoor: Gauri Khan, Twinkle Khanna and Mira Rajput have their own identities
With Netflix’s Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, Sanjay Kapoor’s wife Maheep Kapoor made her acting as well as digital debut. The reality show gave a sneak-peek into the lives of four Bollywood wives – Maheep, Neelam (wife of Sameer Soni), Bhavana Pandey (wife of Chunky Panday) and Seema Khan (wife of Sohail Khan) .
While the series went on to garner praise from the audiences, it also received its share of flak. However Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives also defied several preconceived notions about the star wives. In an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble, Maheep Kapoor opened up about challenging the norms and the social stereotype of Bollywood wives.
Speaking about challenging the norms and defying social stereotypes of Bollywood wives, Maheep Kapoor told Bollywood Bubble, “There’s a misconception of Bollywood wives being a shadow of their husbands. I still find it surprising that we have to prove points to people. Because I just feel that when I am around these women, who are married to these actors, whether it is Gauri Khan, or Twinkle Khanna or Mira Rajput Kapoor, I mean they are strong women and they have the identities of their own. They are mothers and they are working women.”
She went on to add, “So this conception of Bollywood wives and breaking the norm and everything, I don’t understand that. And I am not just talking about this era. I am talking about Krishna aunty (Raj Kapoor’s wife). She is a legend. She brought something to the table being married to Raj Kapoor. It wasn’t that she was a shadow. I just don’t get this whole thing about Bollywood wives being looked down upon.”
You can check out the entire interview below:
For more such interesting and exclusive updates, stay tuned to Bollywood Bubble.