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Actor Anita Hassanandani needs no introduction where not only has she managed to spawn a career of almost 25 years but has been in more TV shows, films and web shows than one can imagine. Right now, Hassanandani is on a sabbatical from work as she welcomed motherhood earlier this year with an adorable baby boy, Aarav.
Since her penultimate days of pregnancy and till now, she has been off work and understandably so. Even then the actor has been making appearances - be it on Bigg Boss 15 or at the recent press conference of Iss Mod Se Jaate Hain. Talking about the same with ETimes TV, Hassanandani said, “I do a few social media endorsements and make appearances. In such a scenario, a daily soap doesn’t figure on the list. I can’t be shooting 15 hours for 30 days in a month. When I conceived, I had decided that I would enjoy motherhood for at least two years. I want to spend time with my son and give him my undivided attention. I have been working since the age of 16 and am happy to let my work take a back seat for some time. Let Rohit (Reddy, her husband) do all the hard work while I enjoy (smiles).”
She said that motherhood has helped her become a better human being, “I am obsessed with Aaravv and my world revolves around him. Motherhood is such a beautiful experience and sometimes, I wonder ki maine itna time kyu liya. I have grown as a person, become more emotional, sensitive, loving and caring. I am grateful to God for letting me experience this bliss.”
We have seen how several mothers hit the gm and exert themselves on the rush to lose weight and get back in shape after giving birth. When she was asked about her thoughts, she said, “Being an actor, I, too, feel that pressure. Although I would feel what’s the hurry. Yes, I want to stay fit and look a certain way but I am not doing it to impress anybody. If I am fitter, I can run behind Aaravv and be actively involved with him. Not taking care of myself will have an adverse effect on motherhood. I want to stay fit for my son and I have done it slowly and steadily. Throughout the process, my priority was to give him a happy upbringing.”