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Kajol won't go to work because of her kids. Would you?

March 25, 2014 11:50 IST

Kajol won't go to work because of her kids. Would you?

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The movie star says she isn't doing movies anymore because of her children. Would you give up your career for your kids?

Between being a mother and being an actress, Kajol has made her choice.

Perhaps India's most talented actress, Kajol recently told reporters that the reason she's quit movies is so she could be with her kids.

"My children need my attention and it's my duty to give them my time," she said.

"I have not given birth to them to just dump them and go off to work.

"I am not that kind of a person."

What she says might resonate with many young mothers, struggling to strike a healthy work-life balance:

But at a time when couples are increasingly finding it difficult to make ends meet, is it really a feasible option for the middle-class?

Then of course, there is the matter of financial independence that often comes only with a full-time job.

Giving up one's career for one's child is one of those tricky situations.

Would you do what Kajol did? Would you quit your job to raise your children?

If you're a man, would you expect your wife to stay at home to take care of your baby?

So we are asking you, our dear readers, would you do when faced with such a situation?

Who would be your priority and why?

Do you think a woman's place is at home and not at work?

Or do you subscribe to the idea of #Working-moms?

Click here to post your responses!

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Image: Kajol gave up her career for her children. Would you?
Photographs: Adeel Halim/Reuters