Actress and soon-to-be-mother Neha Dhupia, who will be seen as the host of FOX Life show “Styled by Neha”, says that pregnancy, for her, never meant that she will stop working.
She says that though there is nothing compared to the love she has for her child and she is excited to be a ‘mommy’, the work must go on.
“I’m continuing to work all through my pregnancy. In fact, I’ve worked more through my pregnancy than I have at any other time in my life and it’s really not a choice or one over the other,” Neha told when asked about the work she has been doing of late ever since she has announced her pregnancy.
“There is nothing compared to the love I have for our child but more importantly work must go on, and work has been something that is constant in my life, so I am not going to stop working,” added Neha, who is married to actor Angad Bedi. She is reportedly due in November.
Talking about the perception of Bollywood towards mothers, especially when the industry functions on the lines of ‘out of sight, means out of mind’, Neha said: “I think the industry is in a great place.”
“And even if you are out of sight for a little while, it doesn’t mean out of mind because of the fact that you leave behind a lot of good work that people will remember you for.
“And as soon as you want to come back to work, you just need to refer back to the last amazing thing you did with a great team and bounce back. And there are so many different platforms that you can bounce back on literally… Whether it is digital, television or film.
“I am an actor, anchor, a host and also a producer, so there is a lot for me to look forward to as far as work is considered.”
She says that after delivering her little bundle of joy, she plans to make a comeback as soon as she gets a “good role” and “as soon as I feel like I am ready to leave our little baby at home for a few hours a day”.
“I don’t know if I’ll have a heart to do so but only time will tell,” Neha added.