We come across multiple women who give up their jobs to raise their 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 their 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.”
Being a female actress in her 40s, it is not an easy to make a comeback in an industry which is biased against ageing female actors. Speaking about it, Rupali said:
“To be 40-plus and not have a 26-inch waist when you’re playing the lead can be challenging at times. I always wondered if it would work. I still can’t believe it’s happening to me and hope the bubble doesn’t burst.”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Ashwin Verma for being a huge support for Rupali Ganguly, and being an inspiration for other men!