We come across multiple women who give up their jobs to raise kids, and take care of family after marriage. But, there are very few stories of husbands giving up their jobs and supporting their wives in building a career.
Recently, Rupali Ganguly, the famous TV actress who made a massive comeback on television after a 7-year break with the show ‘Anupamaa’, opened up about how her husband Ashwin Verma took a break from his work so that she could pursue her career.
While talking to News18, Rupali shared how her husband supported her in making such an impactful comeback:
“After I quit ‘Parvarrish’ due to my pregnancy, I was busy with my home and my child (Rudransh). I enjoyed every moment of it. However, when Rajan Shahi approached me for this show, the actor in me got greedy. When I spoke to my husband about it, he told me that I hadn’t got my due as an artist and said, ‘You should take it up and make us proud’. He took a break from his work so that I could get back to acting. In short, he gave me the wings to fly.”
Recently, she shared how doing shows without her husband’s support would have been difficult, given the way lockdowns have changed lives of working mothers.
“My son would go to school at 12 and come back at seven. I thought it is the right time to begin working, not realising Covid ka lockdown ho jaayega. When a show was offered to me, my husband said it’s high time I got my due as an actor. He has been managing everything since, single-handedly. I am never there, unfortunately. I feel like a failure, but my husband does so much, it’s incredible.”
She went on to add that her husband is playing the role of a ‘mother’ and is setting a wonderful example for her son.
“He is a hands-on father who is playing the mother’s role beautifully. I am blessed to have a man like that in my life who supports a woman so much. He doesn’t need to send his wife out for work, but he takes the onus for her to go out there and make a mark for herself. I couldn’t have asked for a better husband and role model for my son, too.”
Finally, Rupali Ganguly claimed that one has to make a lot of sacrifices for a roaring career.
“You kind of sacrifice your family time, health, sleep, a lot of things to follow a dream which perhaps your father and husband had seen for you. It does get extremely difficult at times.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Ashwin Verma for being a huge support for Rupali Ganguly, and being an inspiration for other men! We hope that many men get inspired by this and stand as a strong pillar for their wives.