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Mother’s Day: Raveena Tandon pens a letter to her mother, says thank you is not enough

Actor Raveena Tandon says she shared everything with her mother, Veena Tandon — from heartbreak to a glass of Champagne.

bollywood Updated: May 14, 2017 12:23 IST
Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon
Actor Raveena Tandon says however many times one apologises to one’s parents, for the hurt we put them through , it is not enough.

Dear mom,

Right from the time I opened my eyes, I remember seeing the most beautiful woman in front of me. That was and is you, mum. I see you now, growing, ageing so beautifully and gracefully. If anyone has taught me to age with grace and beauty, that is you, mum. I have seen you being compassionate, strong and tough —all rolled into one. I have seen you care about everything and everyone, right from animals and birds to any living creature in distress. You’ve always been so giving —helping kids in orphanages,NGOs, being my strength, teaching me to fight and be emotionally tough, inspiring me to stand up for myself and voice my opinions. I have learnt so much from you. What I see in myself is a part of you.

I still remember the first time my daughter opened her eyes. We were in the hospital. I was lying with her at 1.30 in the morning and looking at this angelic, cherubic, pure face of God staring up at me so innocently. I suddenly remembered my teenage rebellion years. I still remember I called you up at 2am and I told you that all I want to say is sorry. When you asked me, ‘for what’, I told you, ‘for all those years that I might have put you through those harrowing times, that maybe you would have spent sleepless nights because of me. I want to apologise for the doors that I have slammed on your face whenever we argued. I want to apologise a thousand times because I know how hurt you must have been.’

Whether it was staying awake till the time I came back home from a friend’s party or sitting outside my door as I went through my first heartbreak sobbing away, you were always there.

However many times one apologises to one’s parents,for the hurt we put them through , it is not enough.

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Whether it was staying awake till the time I came back home from a friend’s party or sitting outside my door as I went through my first heartbreak sobbing away, you were always there.

And one’s parents are always there.

You have been there to pick me up when I fell. From my first crush to the very end of personal and professional failures, you were there to pick up the pieces and put me back together again. A simple thank you is not at all enough.

I have had my first glass of champagne with you and dad. I have had my first beer with you two. Those nights of snuggling together and giggling away,discussing our first crushes.When I told you about my first crush, I remember you telling me about your crush, a Hollywood hero called Tony Curtis,(from the movie “Some Like It Hot”) There was always freedom given to me and an assurance that ‘I’m there’ and you can discuss anything with me.

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