Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, who is a writer and filmmaker, has always spoken her mind about different issues. She has proved herself to be a strong female voice which often influences people on social media. She feels that gender inequality should be ‘addressed’, it is something she believes in challenging all the time.
According to Hindustan Times, referring to gender disparity, Tahira said, “I totally think it should be addressed. I have a big problem with it, which is why every work of mine has always spoken about women liberation. [I’d like to see] women taking the front seat and for them to not be a plus one and to cherish their individuality. We contribute a lot and we need to be valued and appreciated.”
Tahira has found an exciting way to address the issue, using humour. “I get it from my father and I think that the best way to get through life is to make fun of it. Whether it is talking about disparity between men and women or my health issues, my way of addressing issues is not to go into a protest mode, which I appreciate. But I fit into that segment of people who like their voices to be heard in a funny way,” she added.
Tahira’s book ‘The 7 Sins of Being A Mother’ depicts women/mothers in the most hilarious manner. While talking about the same, the new-age mother of two, said, “I consider myself to be the most imperfect mother. Early on I used to feel guilty about it, but now I am owning it and all the so-called imperfections I have written about in the book. I am sure all the mothers have a unique journey and I don’t know why we are all kept on the same margin. Why are we all supposed to be typecast and be a replica of each other?”
She further added that anyone who is a woman can read her book, or ‘at least resonate with the idea of a woman’. She concluded, “You don’t have to be a mother to read this book. I think all you need to do is be a woman or at least resonate with the idea of a woman. I think then you will be able to identify with a lot of issues and a lot of quirky stuff in the book. My intention was to put focus on women particularly in a patriarchal set-up like India.”