Can’t sit and complain: Iqra Aziz says she chose to be a mom and an actor


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Actor Iqra Aziz welcomed her baby boy Kabir Hussain rather early in her life and especially at a time when she was peaking in showbiz – not that she isn’t anymore. The actor, who often brings her kid to work and has spoken about having a support system within the family, shared that she chose this life herself. Being an actor and a mom was her decision and she’s happy with it!

Reposting Indian actor Alia Bhatt’s latest interview with the Humans of Bombay, in which she discusses welcoming Raha while being a young, established actor, Aziz shared that she resonates with Bhatt’s sentiments. “I chose to be an actor, I chose to be a mum. Life is tough, life is not easy. I can’t sit and complain,” she wrote while giving fans some exciting news. “P.S. Producer and entrepreneur coming soon.”

Bhatt, in the interview, spoke about her experience as a new mom. “Being a mom is new and challenging. It is also the most fulfilling feeling. Sometimes, when I have low energy, or I am not feeling great, just one look at my baby and I have 1000 watts of energy,” she said. “At the end of the day, it is something that I chose. I chose to be a producer, an entrepreneur, an actor and a mother, so I chose to be all these different parts. So, I can’t sit and complain and be like ‘life is very hard’.”

In an earlier interview, Aziz had stressed about the importance of being practical as a working mother. “I am a very practical person… I harden my heart and keep my emotional side under control. You always have that mom guilt when you leave your kid somewhere and go to work. I started working after Kabir was barely one month old. My mother told me I don’t need to be hard on myself because this is the career that I have worked so hard for and that she’s there to help… Your child will learn what it means to be independent from you. You’re a role model.”

When asked whether motherhood has affected the kinds of roles she opts for, Iqra replied, “My personal life, husband and child, they don’t come in between me and my work. They don’t affect who I am as an actor. That is a separate part of my life.”


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