Khoya Khoya Chand may have foundered at the Bollywood box-office but actress Soha Ali Khan is on cloud nine after mother Sharmila Tagore praised her performance.
"My mother had never before told me that she liked my acting but after Khoya Khoya Chand she complimented me," Khan said. "She said I had done a good job."
The film depicts the relationship between an actress, played by Khan, and a writer-director with the story based in the 1950s. But Khoya Khoya Chand was a disappointment at the box-office last year and also failed to win over critics.
"I'm slightly confused where we went wrong," the 29-year-old actress said.
"There's an argument that the second half could have been pacier."
"Maybe people were expecting something else and what they got they didn't like."
But her mother's words seem to have made up for the film's failure and Khan said she would cherish the moment.
"Her words really matter to me more than what the critics say."