MUMBAI: 'Kumkum Bhagya' actress Pooja Banerjee is all set to embrace motherhood. She opted to work throughout her pregnancy and said it has been a smooth experience. However, it wasn’t so at the start when Pooja decided to sit at home, falling for the age-old societal pressure.
Pooja once revealed that she received a lot of weird advice. She shared that there would be people who would congratulate her and the next moment ask when she is quitting the show. “They would straight-forward say this is your last month on set. And then I remember while I was going through a tough phase with morning sickness, I had someone tell me why don’t I quit work if it’s bothering me so much. I am not judging anyone because this is what we have seen while growing up, but it’s time we realise that even pregnant women can live a normal life.”
However, she had thanked her family and the industry for their immense support during her pregnancy phase. She said, “even people at work were so supportive. Their first question to me was to tell us how we can work things your way. I was shocked that this could also be an option. That gave me confidence and I decided to go ahead with it.”
“Ours is not a 9-5 job where you can work less or take a break when you are not feeling well. We had to do a lot of cheat shots. The team was so supportive, they would even ask me while writing scripts, what I was comfortable doing. I think I was more involved with my work during my pregnancy,” Pooja told in a chat with indianexpress.com.
Credit: The Indian Express