When a girl gets married, her whole life changes. She moves in to a new home and is surrounded by responsibilities that she may not know. She transitions from a girl to a woman. She grows up. She becomes a matriarch.
Does she really?
Suganndha Mehrotra Bhattacharya posted a beautiful note on her Facebook titled ‘The Girl That Lives In Every Woman’. Suganndha has worked with notable directors such as R Balki and Neeraj Pandey on films like Special26, Paa, and Baby.
Here’s what she wrote:
I look around and wonder why do people look married woman differently? She might look better dressed, may be wearing an ornament or two, that marked her married, but she is still a girl at heart. Sindoor and bindi don’t make her a woman. She may be still learning how to run a home, she still might be struggling taking care of not just herself but two and more people, she might not always like to hear ‘What does your husband do’… marriage does not suddenly turn a girl into a woman. For that matter having kids doesn’t necessarily do the same either. Celebrate who she really is, celebrate the child in her, she may be anyone around you, ur friend, ur sister, ur mother, a total stranger. She’s not supposed to be responsible for innumerous things, countless chores, it’s just her desire for protection that she does what she does. This is for every wonderful woman I know. Grow up…but take your own sweet time and let the li’l girl in you live forever. And for all male friends…cherish her, spoil her and most importantly let her be…She wasn’t born to take care of you, it’s her heart that make her to do so…