It’s never easy to resume work post-partum and Kajal Aggarwal’s latest note on body positivity and inner strength is a reminder of that. The actress, who welcomed her first child – Neil – with her husband Gautam Kitchlu in April this year, wrote about her experience of jumping “back into work four months” after the birth of her child in an Instagram post. Kajal is prepping for S Shankar’s Indian 2, co-starring Kamal Haasan. For the shoot of the film, she has to practice horse riding, martial arts and much more.
On Wednesday, Kajal Aggarwal shared a lengthy note about resuming work and becoming an “upgraded version” of herself. She said, “Eager and excited, I jumped back into work 4 months post-partum. Little did I realise that it would feel like starting from scratch. My body wasn’t the same as how it used to be. Pre-baby, I could endure very long workdays with taxing amounts of physical activity and then hit the gym.”
The actress added that it’s been “hard” to get back her energy levels, “Post baby, it’s been hard to get back my energy levels. Mounting a horse, let alone riding it seemed like a huge task! My body protested with the martial arts training that came so easily to me earlier.”
Kajal Aggarwal has shared that even though one’s body “can change/ may change/ will change,” they can keep their “indomitable spirit and burning passion” consistent and “make each day count.” She said, “Our bodies can change/ may change/ will change but our indomitable spirit and burning passion, need not. We’ve got to just keep showing up for ourselves and consistently making each day count. It’s all about what we choose to prioritise to focus on and not feel guilty about our choices.”
Kajal Aggarwal signed off by commending her work-in-progress film Indian 2 for giving her opportunities to “learn new skills on the job”.
The actress added, “Indian 2, I am so glad I have jumped back into the drill with you. Stoked to learn new skills on the job and pursue them as hobbies after. So fortunate to be a part of this industry I call home. Grateful for the opportunities to constantly learn and become an upgraded version of myself.”
Read Kajal Aggarwal’s post here:
A couple of days ago, Kajal Aggarwal shared a picture of herself from a stable. The photo also features her training horse named Bubbles. “My lovely baby girl named Bubbles, teaching me major life lessons,” read an excerpt of the actress’ caption.
Kajal Aggarwal resumed filming Indian 2 earlier this month. It is a sequel to Kamal Haasan’s 1996 film of the same name.