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The thought of leaving your home in order to create a new world of your own can scare the strongest of hearts. And while the Gen-X is scared of love and relationships, Mira Rajput Kapoor had taken the biggest decision of marrying someone at the mere age of twenty. Her Instagram bio reads, 'Girl from another world' and it perfectly sums up her big choice of creating her own family. (Recommend Read: Arpita Khan Sharma Reveals Her Due Date And What Was The Khan-Daan's Reaction To Her Pregnancy)
We still remember the day when Mira had walked out of the airport amidst the paparazzi circus holding her true love, Shahid's hand. The duo made us believe in love and the institution of marriage. However, there were many who had criticised her for her choice and called her a 'trophy wife', but Mira kept surprising us and gave all the homemakers an identity. Still, after four years of their 'happily ever after', gossipmongers cannot stop trolling her for getting married at such a young age.
Recently, at the Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai, Shahid decided to address the issue and finally opened up on people criticising his wife's decision. The actor 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." (Also Read: Sara Ali Khan And Ibrahim Ali Khan Set Festive Mood Right With Their First Magazine Cover Together)
Shahid also talked about his wife's plan of having kids at an early age and shared "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."
In an interaction with the Filmfare magazine last month, Shahid had talked about his relationship with wife, Mira and how it has evolved with time. The actor had stated, "No one should live in an illusion that everything’s set. When you believe everything is on autopilot, it all falls apart. You’ve got to work every day at everything. Whether it’s marriage, parenting, career or even your relationship with your parents. I struggle with all of them. I struggle at maintaining my friendships. I’m terrible at maintaining long-distance relationships. I struggle at dividing my time between my wife, my children and work. My wife feels she isn’t a priority. I feel guilty about not giving enough time to myself. Many a time I tell my family, ‘Guys, let me work also sometimes’."
Shahid had also shared how well Mira has been managing home and their marriage. He had said, "Marriage is like a book. Mira’s my biggest reality because we share our lives together. In the past four years, she’s constantly said, “Shahid, when your films didn’t work, I used to wonder what was going on? I’ve been part of the struggle too for four years. I’ve been there with you through your highs and lows. Now I know.” There’s a partnership, there a sense of achieving together. She got married so young, had two kids and had to figure out how to deal with that when she was just stepping out of being a kid herself. She must have had her dreams and desires but she pushed those aside."
He had further added, "That’s a lot to deal with. Also, the fact that we have an age difference, we are 13 years apart. We need to understand how to bring up the kids together responsibly. We’re learning how to deal with things together. Sometimes we’re each other’s best friends. Sometimes we just don’t understand each other. It’s all happening simultaneously." (Don't Miss: Kalki Koechlin Talks About Pregnancy, Says She Will Not Get Married Because Of Societal Pressure)
Well, we totally agree with Shahid! What about you?
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