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Doting husband Shahid Kapoor feels that wife Mira Rajput is ‘self-assured’

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Mira Rajput recently sparked a debate when she said she was happy to be a homemaker and spend time with Misha because she was "not a puppy"

Just last week, new mum Mira Rajput was invited to attend a Women's Day event. At the do, the 23-year-old shared her happiness and contentment at being a stay-at-home-mum.

While sharing her side of the story Mira said that she was a proud homemaker and wanted to spend all her time with her daughter, Misha.

"I love being at home"

She reportedly said, "I am a homemaker and I am proud of the label. I love being home and had a difficult pregnancy and now I want to spend every moment I can with my daughter."

Rajput added, "I have a set of responsibilities on my plate and my future is ahead of me. I can finish all my responsibilities and then I will have nothing in my way. You know I can raise my daughter, I can be a good wife, I can set my house the way I like, not in terms of the way things should be but the way a home must be within its values and ideals. So, nothing will stop me after that but I love being at home, I love being a mother to my child, I wouldn’t have it any other way...”

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She also stated that she didn't want to work because she didn't think her daughter was a "puppy" who one could come back to for an hour.

"I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and rush off to work. Why did I have her? She is not a puppy, you know. I want to be there for her as a mother, seeing her grow up has, cannot be quantified,” she said, controversially.

Mira sparks national debate

But these statements irked several working women who choose career and kids and work hard to balance the two.

This led to several debates on whether Mira had the right to judge working mothers, when she herself has only lived a cushy life and from being a 'stay-at-home-daughter' turned into a 'stay-at-home-wife.' Or if she needed to first understand why women who work would also rather be at home and care for their kids.

Either way, the young mum was at the receiving end of some harsh comments and was given a realty check by many working mums. But it seems there is one person who has her back and will always be proud of her.

It's her hubby, Shahid Kapoor.

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Shahid has Mira's back

In a recent interview the Udta Punjab actor said that he felt that his wife is confident and self-assured. He added that it was a quality that attracted him towards Mira, even though they didn't have much in common.

"We could speak very easily. So, I thought we could be friends in spite of not having anything in common. We were able to connect as people. It felt easy, nice and normal. I found her to be self-assured and not at all affected by the fact that I am an actor,” he reportedly shared.

He also spoke about gender equality, a topic for which Mira received flak from women.

“The words male and female have become rather irrelevant. I think we have crossed that stage where [gender] was important to discuss. We have reached a point where [the mindset] is naturally changing in the right direction. Women had a raw deal for quite a few years. I’ve grown up learning to respect talent and professionalism, and that has nothing to do with being male or female. I’m glad that good actors are being empowered today,” Shahid said.

Well, it seems that even though Mira may have a lot to learn in life and she may not have the right (read subjective) answers for all the questions thrown at her, at least she has a friend and confidant in her husband.

It is certainly the foundation of a good marriage and helps couples learn a lot from each other.

3 ways couples help each other learn

  • They can help boost each other's confidence: When you are married to your friend, rest assured you can count on him or her to boost your confidence and be a better version of yourself.
  • They can be each other's sounding board: There is no better basis to have a lasting marriage than being best friends. You can be each other's sounding board and honest guides. This also means that there is more meaning to your relationship than just romantic attraction.
  • They can be great idols for kids: When children notice the friendly camaraderie between their parents and they notice the fun and laughter the parents share, their personalities can shape into the same. Kids are like sponges and they absorb everything that they see and so therefore, a great friendly relationship is also one that they will quickly imitate.

Read: 10 secrets of having a happy marriage

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