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Mother's Day 2017: 'Equal Moms' film: Priya Malik as an adoptive mom raising the Maternity Leave issue!

Published by - Shruti Srivastava | Updated: May 14, 2017 15:02 IST

Priya Malik, the bold and beautiful 'Big Brother Australia 2014' contestant who shot to fame with her stint at 'Bigg Boss 9' recently acted in a play 'Selfie' alongside some famous TV faces like Shweta Gulati, Kishwer Merchan Rai and Tanaaz Irani.

Pre show shenanigans

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And now Priya finally makes her acting debut with a small film that supports a cause and it is a powerful one.

PICS & VIDEO: Priya Malik’s BOLD avatar for upcoming show on ABP news will leave you JAW DROPPED!

On the occasion of Mother's Day, the film 'Equal Moms' is released online and it features Priya Malik as an adoptive mother who's seen sharing some much adorable moments with her toddler 'Rohan'.

Priya in her narration throughout the film, with supporting visuals, states how her child Rohan does not demand anything that a normal child does!!!

Some of these will give you goosebumps... for e.g. "Rohan nahi chahega ki mai usey wo lammmbi kisses dun..".. and "Rohan darega nahi, aur daraa bhi to ye nahi chahega ki mai aakar usey sambhaloon.." .(Rohan[her child]) will not wish to recieve those looong kisses from me... Rohan will never get scraed and even if he does, he'll not wish for me to come for him!)

Priya Malik plays an adoptive mother in 'Equal Moms' Priya Malik plays an adoptive mother in 'Equal Moms'

When the 'awkward-sounding' sounding mother finishes speaking in the end of this 2 minutes long film packed with heart melting moments, you get a shock!

And that is the powerful message this film wants to get across to everyone watching it. As beautiful a feeling as it is to be a mom, it is also equally demanding for both, biological and adoptive mother.

They are 'Equal Moms'! 

The child needs constant attention, care and love.

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This film is in regard with The Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill, 2016 that was passed by the Lok Sabha two months ago on 9th March, a day after the International Women’s Day.

Paid maternity leave, under the 1961 Act, was previously for 12 weeks but this got extended to 26 weeks.

Priya Malik plays an adoptive mother in 'Equal Moms' Priya Malik plays an adoptive mother in 'Equal Moms'

However, the adoptive mothers were not given this benefit. Bill allows them only 12 weeks paid leave for those mothers who adopt children under the age of three months. The leave will commence from the date the child is handed over to the adoptive parent or the commissioning mother.

A love that twists the spine. Pic credit @portraitsbyjr @josephradhik MUA @priyanka_banerjee18 #BNW #Back

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Priya, who recently grabbed eyeballs with a topless picture she posted on Instagram, is always seen making strong points very boldly.

The glamorous Priya even went braless to protest againt the censor removing the Bra-scene from Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra starrer 'Baar Baar Dekho'.

Because wearing a visible #bra would be indecent. #FreeTheNipple

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This time the 'Posh Spice' (name given to her inside 'Big Brother Australia 2014') was seen in never-seen-before avatar and that too for a cause yet again.

Priya also shared this video on Instagram and wrote in caption - "Here is a snippet. For the full short film, click on the link in bio ???? #EqualMoms and #HappyMothersDay in advance to everyone who mothers anyone."

WATCH the film BELOW ...and read on to know, what Priya, who's married now for 9 years thinks about adoption herself? With no kid yet, do Bhushan-Priya plan for a baby and when?

Video released by The Logical Indian says this in it's message - Through a powerful, intriguing narrative, the #EqualMoms film depicts that an adopted child, like any other child, needs his mom as much and ask the question should there be discrimination when it comes to moms & maternity leave? This Mother’s Day, The Logical Indian urges everyone to join the #equalmoms conversation.

We got in touch with Priya, who's fighting for this cause and we asked her does she have any plans to have a baby in near future.

Priya replied with - "I do intend to have children some day, be it my own or adopted or a mix of both".

She added - "Motherhood is indeed a choice and not a compulsion on women but it is a beautiful thing. I extend my wishes to everyone who mothers anyone in anyways."

Having tied the knot with Bhushan Malik on April 13th, 2008, the couple recently celebrated their 9th Marriage Anniversary and obviously now we know they do plan for children and she did not deny the possibility of adoption either. They could go for one natural and one adopted child.

And the hubby wished her back with the video in which they adorably share a lip kiss.

We asked Priya, when does she see it happening finally?

Priya replied: "Within 2 years"

Already having anchored two shows on ABP News and then doing theatre, this hot Australian teacher is quite busy back here at home country India as we can see. Her hubby though, she tells us is back in Australia.

First Published : May 14, 2017 15:02 IST