Actor Neha Dhupia is all set to welcome her second child with her husband Angad Bedi anytime soon. The actress is also set to play a pregnant cop in her next movie, A Thursday - a brave move most actresses cannot take, and don't even get a chance to make. She recently opened up about how women are often forced to pick between personal and professional life when they are expecting.
Neha, in a conversation with Hindustan Times, said she hopes women get more work during their pregnancy. She said, “I’m not going to lie. It’s very hard shooting during the Covid-19 times. Plus, I’m in my third trimester, so the exhaustion is more. But, somewhere I feel that I’m doing this to prove that if I can, others can, too.”
“I can’t do both , but if I can [strike a balance], then maybe things can change in the business. [I hope this would result in] more roles not just for women, but for pregnant women as well."
Neha will be turning 41 on August 27 and is already a mommy to Mehr Dhupia Bedi who is 2 and half years old. Neha debunks the misconception that pregnant women need to sit at home.
She added, “Why should it be, ‘Now, I’m going to make some personal choices, which would require me to take a sabbatical’. You don’t want to do that. You don’t want to come back four steps behind from where you left your career. Since I’ve been through it, I know how it can break people at different levels. I’m setting an example and hoping to change a thing or two for women in the business. If a woman is pregnant, don't deprive her of her professional side.” ALSO READ: Neha Dhupia To Play A Pregnant Cop In Her Next Outing, A Thursday; Actress Thanks The Makers For Bridging The Gap Between Reel And Real
Speaking about her birthday plans, she said, “We may travel somewhere very close to home, about two hours away from home. I can’t go very far away because I need to have access to medical attention right now. And my birthday plan revolves around what Angad really wants to do, but he’s very accommodative. We really wanted to travel out.” ALSO READ: Pregnant Neha Dhupia Dubs For Her Next Sanak, Experiences Breathlessness, Back Ache And Burps During Her Session
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