Soha Ali Khan Opens Up On Her Hiatus After Becoming A Mother, Talks About Experiencing Mom's Guilt

In a recent interview, Soha Ali Khan opened up about the challenges she faced when she made a comeback to the silver screen after embracing motherhood. Check it out!


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Soha Ali Khan Opens Up On Her Hiatus After Becoming A Mother, Talks About Experiencing Mom's Guilt

Bollywood actress, Soha Ali Khan is known for her brilliant acting in movies like Rang De Basanti, Tum Mile, 99, Dil Maange More, and many others. Soha fell in love with actor, Kunal Kemmu, and the two tied the knot on January 15, 2015, in an intimate ceremony in Mumbai. After enjoying two and a half years of marital bliss, the couple welcomed their first child, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, on September 29, 2017. 

Soha Ali Khan took a sabbatical after embracing motherhood until she made her comeback with the web series, Kaun Banega Shikharwati. However, it was not easy for her to bounce back to the showbiz industry after her break. Now in an interview, the actress opened up about the challenges she had to overcome to get back to work after embracing motherhood and talked about mom's guilt.

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Kunal and Soha with Inaaya

In an interview with Filmfare, Soha Ali Khan talked about being a working mother and shared that her focus was diverted to her newborn baby after becoming a mom. She also mentioned how she couldn’t concentrate on her work and added that it took her two long years to realise that one has to fulfil multiple responsilities. Talking about the same, the actress said:


“I chose to have a child later in life so that I could devote more time to being a parent. That has always been my priority. Women are said to be great multitaskers but I can only do one thing at a time. I had lost sight when I became a mother. Now I realise that was a huge mistake, and you must maintain other identities, passions and pursuits. But it took me two years to realise that."

Further in the interview, Soha mentioned how she started involving herself in multiple activities and realised that the most important thing is to spend time with your loved ones. Adding that she feels very fortunate to be able to make choices in her life, the actress stated:


“Then I did movies, web series, travelling, writing books, working out, playing badminton, meeting friends. Most important thing for me is to spend time with your loved ones. Fortunately, I have been very fortunate to be able to make choices. I understand a lot of people don’t have that. So I want to appreciate that. I am happy."

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Soha Ali Khan also talked about experiencing mother's guilt and shared that she feels guilty whenever she has to head out for work. Mentioning how she desires to be everywhere, the actress admitted that she feels that her daughter, Inaaya would be starving without her. However, she stated that it's impossible to do everything and added:

“Yes, I feel guilty. However, this comes from within. It comes from our desire to be everywhere. Meri beti ko jaisa main khaana khilati hun waise koi aur khaana nahi khila sakta. She’ll be starving. However, it is impossible to do everything. Everyone knows we work and care for our child, husband and home. Women put in a lot of effort. So all we have to do is unwind."


On the work front, Soha Ali Khan is currently seen in the web series, Hush Hush.

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