Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput make for one of the most adorable couples in Bollywood. The two got married in a Punjabi style wedding ceremony in New Delhi in 2015 and the couple held a grand reception. While Mira was 20 years old back then and the two had an age gap of 13 years. A lot of people criticized Mira for getting married at such a young age, that too, to a man much older than her. Eighteen months after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child.
Now Shahid Kapoor has opened up about people criticizing Mira Rajput for having married at the young age of 20. While talking to media at the Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai, Shahid said, “My wife is an amazingly mature, evolved human being who decided and was sure of who she wanted to marry at the age of 20. How many people have the conviction to do that? I think you spend your life well in your 30s like I have. I had no clue what I wanted to do in 20. It takes a lot of clarity and conviction even whether it’s work or marriage to decide that you want to do this at this stage in your life.” He further went on to mention that once Mira got married, she was keen on having kids early as her plan was different. He aqdded, “Because she was like, ‘By the time I was 25, I’d be done being a wife, I’ve had both my kids and I’ve had time for myself.’ So, why should I be clarifying her choices? Why is everybody judging other people on their choices? Let everybody be who they want to be. Decide for yourself who you want to be and learn to respect who somebody else wants to be. It’s essential.”
Shahid Kapoor also addressed the issue of Mira often being scrutinized as a star housewife and said that just because people don’t know what she is up to, does not mean she isn’t doing anything and that she doesn’t need to announce it just because she is married to an actor.
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