We know of multiple women who have left their jobs to look after their families after marriage or tagged along with their husbands when they got a transfer at their jobs. However, stories of husbands taking a step back and supporting their wives while they soar in their careers have been coming to light, and it delightful to see how times are changing!
Rupali Ganguly, who made a massive comeback on television after a 7-year break with the show ‘Anupamaa’, recently spoke about how her husband Ashwin Verma took a break from his work so that she could pursue her career.
News18 quoted Rupali saying:
“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.”
To be a female actor in her 40s and to make a comeback in an industry that constantly searches for younger talent is tough. Speaking about it, Rupali said:
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“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.”
Kudos to Ashwin Verma for being a huge support for Rupali Ganguly and an inspiration for other men!