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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

Can’t dump my kids and go to work: Kajol

IANS   March 24, 2014
First Published: 19:38 IST(24/3/2014) | Last Updated: 19:40 IST(24/3/2014)

Actor Kajol, who is set to feature in her husband and filmmaker-actor Ajay Devgn’s home ­production, says her ­priority is her children and she can’t “dump them and go off to work”.

Kajol and Ajay, who got married in 1999, are the ­parents of two children — daughter Nysa and son Yug. After the birth of her daughter in 2003, she has done very few films such as Fanaa, U Me Aur Hum, My Name Is Khan, We Are Family and Toonpur Ka Superhero.

She says, “My only reason why I am not doing films is my children. They need my attention, and it’s my duty to give them my time. I have not given birth to them to just dump them and go off to work. I am not that kind of a person. I want to see my kids grow up and turn out the way I always wanted them to. Even kids expect that kind of time from you, and my husband is always working. He does four films in a year, so at least I have to be with them.”

A strict mother, Kajol felt that certain guidelines should be laid down to ­discipline children.

“Of late I have not been shooting, so I have been busy spending time with my kids. I am a very strict mother and as a mother it’s my responsibility to guide my kids and tell them to go how far and no further. There should be rules and guidelines for the kids and they should know their ­limits,” she said. Aware of the fact that she has a fan following that wants to see her on the big screen, the actor said she likes to have her space. “I know my fans are waiting to see me on the screen, but I like my space and I like to do one film in a year or so, and not more than that. I was always choosy but now I have become choosier,” she adds.

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