In July 2020, fitness icon Mandira Bedi adopted a baby girl named Tara. Sharing a family portrait on Instagram, she wrote, “She has come to us Like a blessing from above Our little girl, Tara. Four years and a bit with eyes that sparkle like stars Sister to her Vir Welcoming her home with open arms and pure love grateful, thankful blessed Tara Bedi Kaushal Became a part of our family on 28th July 2020.”
Recently, Bedi posted a couple of Instagram stories enjoying some fun time with her family. However, she was bombarded with some insensitive comments for her daughter. But Mandira shut them down with her befitting replies.
One user wrote, "Madam from which slumdog centre did you adopt your prop daughter?", to which she wrote, "People like this need to be given a special mention @bollywoodforevaa. You got my attention, you piece of shit."
Another said, "The adopted street kid looks completely out of place...u greedy narcissists are scarring the slumdog for life," for which Mandira replied, "More from the model citizen. He calls himself Rajesh Tripathi, which definitely isn't his name, because sickos like this are the biggest cowards too, who only know how to wag their tongues behind the shield of anonymity."
Mandira had once said that the society always judges a woman if she has a successful career after marriage and motherhood.
The actress, who has a 9-year-old son Vir, said: " When I decided to delay my pregnancy due to work commitments, it was the most difficult decision I had to make. I was looked at differently, and people perceived me as a woman who is career-oriented. You would think that is a good trait to have, but our society thinks differently of a married woman. In fact, even after my child was born, I was always divided between my personal and professional lives."
Mandira, who is married to filmmaker Raj Kaushal for two decades now, mentioned that while facing the struggle in her career was not easy, her constant support system made her deal with all obstacles.
"My only relief was my husband who supported me a lot through this phase and does till date. He takes care of our son so that I can manage my shoots. I think my message to every married woman is to believe in yourself and your capabilities, rather than focusing on societal beliefs and norms. My career has made me into the person I am today,” she added.
Besides Mandira, other B-town divas who have adopted girls include Sushmita Sen, Raveena Tandon, and Sunny Leone among others.