Sharmila Tagore’s special advice for the working woman . “I don’t feel any guilt, and I don’t think any woman should, for making her own choices,” veteran actress Sharmila Tagore told her daughter Soha Ali Khan, and a hall packed with women achievers as the mother-daughter duo discussed work-life balance at the ET Women’s Forum in Mumbai.
Talking about how time and technology have made balancing a successful personal and professional life simpler, the ‘Aradhana’ actress recalled having to go to a ‘male’ friend’s house at 1 am to call husband Tiger Pataudi when he was travelling on work.“It’s so much easier now. You have cellphones, which we didn’t then.”
“When Tiger was travelling on work, I had to go to a friend’s house at 1 at night, due to the time difference, to call him. And even then it wasn’t a direct call, it had to go via London. Now there’s Skype,” she added. To which Soha was quick to respond, “You still don’t know how to use Skype though.”
>Despite the generation gap, both actresses feel that a supportive system at home is needed to help more women join the workforce, and stay the course.
Citing her mother’s example, Soha whose baby daughter, Inaaya, was born around the same time she was busy launching her book ‘The Perils of Being Moderately Famous’ said, “I’ve seen from an early age, that a woman can do everything-be a mother, wife and yet have a fulfilling career. Of course not at the same time, but if women have the support we require then we can do everything.”
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