Pragya Kapoor’s Insta handle describes her as a film producer, environmentalist and mother. Having produced the celluloid adventure in Kedarnath, displayed her prowess as an actor in the critically acclaimed Hawa Hawaai, brought in her little one’s birthday through a beach cleanup, while powering tree plantation drives, Pragya Kapoor raises her boys – four-year-old Isana and one-year-old Shamsher – into independent thinking, strong little people.
A parent in progress, she aces the supermom act (seemingly effortlessly), raising her boys with husband, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor. Excerpts from a conversation with Express Parenting:
Clocking in immersive work hours, dropping and picking up your kids, managing the home front…how do you pull it off, everyday?
Every minute is planned with clockwork precision; I need to plan everything, time my travel even from one part of Mumbai to another. I get up at 7 am, drop Isana to school, then get Shamsher ready. Yoga, breakfast follows and then I get to office by 1 pm after picking and dropping off Isana home. Back by 6 pm, I’m with my kids till the elder one nods off at 8 pm, the younger one at 9.30 pm. Then I work for a couple of hours.
What is that one thing you discovered about yourself when you had your first child?
When I had my first baby and held him for the first time, I realised I had superpower. I could do anything. I did not know then how to use that superpower to the fullest, in retrospect. When I had my second kid, I knew how to maximise on that superpower. Truly, I can do so much more than what I ever imagined.
What does motherhood mean to you?
You have to be a giver. Motherhood is all consuming, whether you are a working mom or stay at home mom. You have to give everyone your time, be patience and loving.
Shilpi Madan for Indian Express