Indian actor Pooja Chopra wrote emotional Mother’s Day post on Instagram, expressing her gratitude and love towards her mother. In the post, Pooja revealed that her father abandoned her and her sister when they were young as he wanted a son instead. Despite this, Pooja’s mother raised them single-handedly. Pooja wishes to change the narrative of being “abandoned” to being “chosen” by her mother.
Childhood memories and struggles
Pooja shared some childhood memories in her Mother’s Day post. She revealed how she used to hate her mother for leaving her alone and going to work every day. Pooja thought that her mother did not love her enough, but later understood that her mother went to work to support them. She remembered how having a camera was a luxury for her while growing up, and how her mother managed to provide them with the best she could, despite the hardships.
A tribute to a resilient single mother
In her Mother’s Day post, Pooja paid tribute to her mother’s courage and resilience. She praised her for taking on the world as a single mother and sacrificing so much for them. Pooja’s mother never gave up and loved them with all she had. She is Pooja’s hero and source of motivation and strength. Pooja wishes to make her mother proud and forget all past pain and sadness. Pooja’s sister also received a special shoutout for being a constant source of energy and direction, more like a second mother.
A message against gender discrimination
Pooja also added a message against gender discrimination. She believes that gender should not define a child’s potential or the love they deserve. Pooja feels lucky to have her mother and wishes to give her the world. She ended her post with a reminder to all those who feel that a boy’s birth is a blessing and a girl’s is a burden, that it is not true.
Pooja Chopra’s career
Pooja Chopra is an Indian actor and beauty pageant titleholder. She won the Femina Miss India World 2009 and has appeared in films like Commando: A One Man Army and Jahaan Chaar Yaar. Her latest film, Jahaan Chaar Yaar, features her alongside Swara Bhaskar, Meher Vij, and Shikha Talsania.