Tahira Kashyap Suggests ayushmann khurrana Should Be Asked About Balancing Films and Parenting: 'Not Just Women...'

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, all set for her directorial debut, discussed the guilt many women feel when prioritizing their careers over family responsibilities, in a recent interview.

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, is making her directorial debut with the film 'Sharmajee Ki Beti', set to release on june 28. In a recent interview with the indian Express, Tahira discussed the guilt many women feel when prioritizing their careers over family responsibilities. 

She emphasized the societal pressure women face compared to men in balancing work and family life, stating, “I was having this conversation the other day about how we ask women how they manage everything when they have children.”

Tahira Kashyap says men should also be responsible for managing family

Tahira pointed out that men are rarely asked how they balance their careers and family life. Using her husband, ayushmann khurrana, as an example, she suggested he should be questioned about managing three film shoots while caring for their two children at home. “They should be given guilt about all of this and not just women,” she added.

Tahira shared a personal experience of feeling guilty for missing her son's first musical performance due to a work conference. Even though she managed to attend one of the three shows, she still felt guilty about missing the first one. The 41-year-old filmmaker suggested that men should face similar questions about their priorities, noting that they don’t seem to feel guilty about such choices. “We should keep asking them until they do,” she said.

Tahira Kashyap's directorial debut

The trailer for her slice-of-life comedy film, 'Sharmajee Ki Beti', has been released. Presented by Applause Entertainment and produced by Ellipsis Entertainment Production, the film is written and directed by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana and stars sakshi Tanwar, divya Dutta, and saiyami kher in the lead roles.

'Sharmajee Ki Beti' explores the aspirations, dreams, and coming-of-age moments within a multigenerational narrative of quintessentially middle-class women from diverse backgrounds. Promising a rollercoaster of emotions and laughter, the trailer immerses viewers into the lives of three remarkable women, each sharing the surname ‘Sharma,’ each navigating their unique challenges.

Discussing the film, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana said, 'Sharmajee Ki Betiis a dream come true for me. The film is special to me not only because it marks my directorial debut, but also because it has provided me with an opportunity to explore a subject very close to my heart – women’s empowerment.”

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