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Dear Mira Rajput, I was brought up by a working mom and I’m proud of it!

Dear Mira Rajput, I was brought up by a working mom and I’m proud of it!

Mira Rajput's latest interview

Dear Mira Rajput (oops, Kapoor now),

Yesterday was a busy day. Half-drained, I reached office in the afternoon; and you were being discussed.

You’re too often in news these days. You keep making it to headlines for your pictures with Shahid, for all the times you’re spotted with daughter Misha, and sometimes for the appearances that you make. But yesterday, it was different.

You, a happily married young woman and a proud mother, were interviewed by a leading publication on the occasion of Women’s Day. But obvious, your life as a star-wife was discussed. And I believe far-fetched subjects like women’s empowerment and social rights earned a little place too. I’m quite sure you’re content with your life, and I am glad. So when you proudly declared how happy a mother you were, I smiled. I thought you were about to break a stereotype. After all, who takes dependent house wives seriously these days? But what you said next, came across like a punch on my senses, conscience, and sensibility. You said you’d not leave your daughter and go to work, because she wasn’t a puppy and deserved every bit of her mother’s time.

My mother was married at 21, while still at college. She continued with her education; thankfully, someone as broad-minded and loving like my father had held her hand. She was undergoing her B.ed examination when she was pregnant with me. She became a mother at 27.

When I was as little as 2 years, my mother had the nerves to shift to a small town in West Bengal with me. She had cracked through the Public Service Commission examination and iy was her first job. How could she let it go?

I remember being taken care of by aayahs, some of whom stole my portion of food and kept me starving. Very faintly, but I remember my mother running around, looking for a better house to stay at. I remember staying at a house that had cows and pigs coming in. I remember playing with children of our maids, and sometimes standing in the balcony, waiting for mom to come back. And you know? She once discovered me in my underwear and horribly dirty legs, asking for some samosa’s aaloo from the sweet shop outside one of the places we lived in. Till the age of five, my father to me was only a man who dropped in every Saturday morning and left by Sunday night. I would accompany my mother to see him off at the railway station. He would give me one rupee to buy some groundnuts. You know why we survived those days? Because my mother was a strong woman who prioritised her life as per her own preferences. She made a choice of being a working woman and still raising her daughter well. She made a choice of helping my father; financially, emotionally. I’m sure it broke her heart every time I she came home from work and I ran to her. I’m sure it tore her apart every time she desperately wanted to shower me with presents but couldn’t. I remember asking for a large sized teddy bear as a child. She could only get me a small, white puppy made of cotton. That was my favourite toy for years. You know, why all this? Because she didn’t have the luxury to leave her work and still live a beautiful life.

She raised me well. I’m proud not just because I myself am an independent woman, but because I was born to a fierce woman who gave me the courage to fight situations. She taught me to embrace life no matter what, and she taught me to fill the toughest moments with love. And privileged women like you can never sense why a mother at all has to leave her newborn at house and go to work.

I hope you take your words back. You just looked down upon those millions of working mothers who sweat out to ensure a good living for their children.

-Yours sincerely,
Well-raised daughter of a working woman

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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Alia's 'hike' affair, Ranbir's 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend' and endless rebound reports. Justified?

It has been confirmed that one of Bollywood’s cutest couples, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways. Breakups are always hard, be it a celeb or a commoner; but looks like it is harder for stars as rumours always find a way to rub salt into their wounds.

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Just few days back, Alia was being linked to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor, over a comment made by Manish Malhotra on Neha Dhupia‘s Vogue BFFs, and now, according to some reports, Alia is getting close to Hike messenger founder Kavin Mittal. And the base for these reports seem as baseless as the reports that were going rounds regarding Ranbir’s affiliation with a Delhi-based girl, if you remember. (Also Check: Watch: Alia Bhatt spotted with her friend at Pali Village café)

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Alia and Kavin met at the World Economic Forum in 2017, and since then have been good friends. In fact, even the sources of such reports have confirmed just the friendship, but have gone on to add that friendship can evolve into something else, you never know.

Sometimes, it's nice just to do nothing #kashmir #roadtrip

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Well, that’s just a very absurd prediction to make. What a relationship evolves into or not, is something totally based on probabilities and circumstances. And unless there is any incident to prove that something is brewing between two people, how can anyone go on to speculate that two people are dating, or even can date. Can they just not be friends?

This does take us back to the time when Ranbir Kapoor had broken up with Katrina Kaif, and soon after, reports of him dating a Delhi-based girl has surfaced. Of course, those were busted soon after, when it came to foray that she was just a fan who requested for a selfie. Unnecessary negative publicity for both of them.

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Makes one wonder, as to where does the fine line between truth and speculation blur, so as to give birth to blatant lies. They say there is no fire without spark, but what’s the status of statements that have been created out of thin air, pushed out of context, with feelings and logics thrown out of the window? Something to ponder about.

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