Zeenat Aman Shares An Anecdote From When Her 'Son Wanted To Beat Up His Friend For Badmouthing The Actress'

Zeenat Aman shares a heartfelt memory of her son's protective instinct, prompting a conversation about feminism and empowerment in a heartfelt Instagram post.
Zeenat Aman Shares An Anecdote From When Her 'Son Wanted To Beat Up His Friend For Badmouthing The Actress'

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Zeenat Aman has just taken to her social media to share an old picture of herself with her sons, accompanied by a memory from her past. The actress reveals that her kid once wanted to beat up one of his friends for using foul language for the veteran actress. But the actress decided not to let him give in to his anger and instead school her children about the ways of the world. Zeenat’s post is a collaboration with a multi-service brand.

Zeenat Aman on teaching her kids about the true meaning of feminism

Taking to her Instagram, Zeenat shared an old photo with her sons Azaan and Zahaan Khan resting on her lap. In the photo, Zeenat can be seen looking towards Ahaan as she smiles. Furthering the post with more slides, Zeenat shared an ad of the said brand which sees a young woman teaching feminism to her younger brother.
Accompanying the ad and the picture, Zeenat wrote, “I’m much too jaded to imagine a perfect world, but I’m also enough of a dreamer to believe that it can get better. It couldn’t have been easy growing up as my sons. Though I had stepped away from the limelight by the time they were in school, they weren’t immune to the occasional crude comment, vulgar question or salacious news article about me.”
She added, "That’s why this film revived a memory. It was late afternoon in Bandra in the 90s. The boys were playing at the entrance of the building with the neighbourhood kids. I wasn’t expecting them back for a few hours, but suddenly the door flew open and one seething son stormed into the house. I looked on puzzled as he jammed his helmet onto his head, strapped on his batting pads, and picked up his cricket bat. He brandished said bat and sombrely informed me that he was going to avenge my honour. You see, one of his playmates had used some particularly colourful vocabulary to describe me."
"If he hadn’t been so distraught I would have laughed, but his indignation touched me. I stopped him from unleashing his anger on his friends of course. And that night I had the first of many deep conversations with my sons about men, women and the ways of the world. None of us can be flawless in our feminism. Even here the mere suggestion of sex work is offensive, though I don’t see why a sex worker deserves any less respect than you and I. Then there’s the simple fact that even when women are belittled, it still falls on them to carry the emotional baggage of boys and men," she noted.
Zeenat is a well-known Bollywood actress who was married to actor Mazhar Khan in 1985. The couple stayed together till his death in 1998 and also have two sons, Azaan and Zahaan.
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