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Being a mother is, needless to say, a blessing and it also turns her life completely as she has to give her 24x7 attention to the little one. But thanks to their partners, who support them and do their father duties to nurture the child. Now if we speak of being a single mother, it is definitely not an easy job. Single moms have to multitask as they not only have to play the roles of a father, mother, role model, friend, protector and caretaker, but also have to manage her professional and personal life, without any help. (Also Read: Ruslaan Mumtaz And Nirali Mehta Welcome Their 'Chota Baby', Share The First-Ever Pictures Of Newborn)
And with the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, the struggles have doubled in every house. Bade Acche Lagte Hain fame, Chahatt Khanna speaks about her experience of handling her daughters, Zoharr Mirza and Amaira Mirza. In an interview with The Times of India, when Chahatt was asked if she has any advice for the mothers to manage their kids in the quarantine, she retorted, "Please keep them indoors. Give them household tasks to keep them busy, let them study and play from home and build their immune system."
Emphasising on the challenges that are put forth as a single mother, Chahatt Khanna said, "It's very difficult to be in the house and there are two kids who want my attention 24 by 7. So, I can't even step out, I can't even do anything. Of course, being a single parent is more difficult because I don't have anyone to watch my back. So, what I am doing is - giving them the household tasks, specially my elder one. I give her credits and I give her the household tasks to complete. With all of this, I am also taking care of their immunity and giving them vitamin C. So, they don't fall sick." (Also Read: Smriti Khanna And Gautam Gupta Begin The Countdown Of Little 'Poser' To Arrive With A Throwback Pic)
Speaking of how she keeps herself energetic to manage the household chores with no house help, her work and her daughters, Chahatt Khanna stated, “My coffees keep me up and running, I also practice chanting and meditation, which keeps my energy levels high.” Revealing the preventive measures she had taken to keep her daughters safe, Chahatt continued, "I give them haldi in their milk everyday, making them sanitise their hands as much as possible before meals after meals, before they step out, after they come back. Ask the staff who come in daily to wear a mask and come, so when they come they sanitise their hands, I am into sanitising the fruits to cutlery and everything.. also have stopped taking them to the garden in the building since few days they are homebound, no other way out!"
Chahatt Khanna and her ex-husband, Farhan Mirza had tied the knot in February 2013 but five years into their marital bliss, they had decided to part ways. Chahatt has always given a glimpse of her personal life through Instagram, and it was a picture of hers with Zoharr and Amaira that had raised speculations about her split with Farhan. Her caption of a picture with Zoharr and Amaira had the hashtag, ‘single mom’. It was only later when she had confirmed in an interview that she had parted ways with Farhan and since then, the ex-couple has been washing their dirty linen in public. (Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundra Posts A 'Twinning In White' Family Picture With Samisha, Raj And Viaan Kundra)
We wish Chahatt all the best for her future endeavours.
Source: Interview to Times of India.