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Kajal Aggarwal on juggling work and motherhood: 'it was painful'

Kajal Aggarwal revealed she took therapy because of her anxiousness

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Kajal Aggarwal on juggling work and motherhood: it was painful
Kajal Aggarwal on juggling work and motherhood: 'it was painful'

Kajal Aggarwal talked about the challenges of resuming work after becoming a mother.

In an interview with Prema, the 38-year-old actress disclosed that she returned to the sets of Shankar’s Kamal Haasan-starrer Indian 2 just two months after giving birth. 

The Singham actress shared the challenges of shooting with a baby near Tirupati.

She said, “I shot for Indian 2 just two months postpartum. I was horse riding and doing kalarippayattu; it was excruciatingly painful. Shankar sir was extremely understanding and tried to adjust my schedule, but I had to finish the film."

"It was the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I took my baby along when we shot near Tirupati because I was still feeding him. I would pump between shots and would send milk back to his room."

The actress further disclosed that she sought therapy due to anxiety.

“You feel bad, insecure, threatened, scared, nervous, you feel all of that in double intensity. I took therapy to deal with it and was on anti-depressants when it was safe to take them. Nothing much changed after I got married but motherhood changed me as a person. Having a baby is challenging."

"But I tend to prioritise my family, everything else comes later. My husband (Gautam) can always reach me, no matter how busy I am. I have maintained that from day one,” Kajal said.