celebrated her first wedding anniversary last year in November and has been countering questions about children in the future since then. However, it’s not just the media that seems to wedge their way into her private life but also Bigg Boss host Salman Khan
who put her in an awkward position regarding pregnancy.
Deepika Padukone visited Bigg Boss 13 Weekend Ka Vaar Sunday episode, to promote her film Chhapaak, which joined by co-star Vikrant Massey and real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. In the course of the onstage interaction, Khan told Padukone that perhaps fans will get to see her with a baby soon. The actress responded by telling him to get married as well. He further added that marriage and having kids have nothing in common. The conversation continued time it reached a point where it was not funny anymore.
Earlier, Deepika had shut down a reporter who asked her questions on the same topic. The actress had said, “ Do I look pregnant? I will ask you when I will plan (to have a family). If you give me permission then I will plan. If I become pregnant then you will see that in nine months.”
The actress, who turned 34 this month, has already signed continuous projects such as ’83 with husband Ranveer Singh, a romantic drama with Siddhant Chaturvedi, and a film on Draupadi where she has also her role as a producer. The misogyny in the industry was always evident but has proved itself again in Deepika’s case. A woman is expected to have a baby within a year of her marriage despite her work commitments. Her identity is separated from her individual success and given to the role of a “mother.” It is time Bollywood recognizes this blatant sexism.