What's common to Esha Deol, Riya Sen and Soha Ali Khan? To begin with, they belong to a common lineage - they are star daughters. (Read Hema Malini, Moon MoonSen and Sharmila Tagore).
And whatever these young actresses are today, they owe it to their mothers. The sole fact that their mothers have struggled their way to reach the top in the film industry, fill them with inspiration to move ahead in life.
Says Soha Ali Khan, daughter of Sharmila Tagore, "I worship my mother. She has inspired me in every walk of life. She watches and analyses all movies and advise me accordingly so that I can improve. I know every mother is special for the daughter but my mother is more than that."
"When she was young she ruled the heart of youngsters. And when she got married, she left the film industry to take care of her family. When we grew up and matured she again decided to enter the film industry. I think she is a perfectionist. I wish I can be like my mother", Soha says of her mother.
Actress Riya Sen, whose mother Moon Moon Sen was popular for her natural beauty, believes that her mother is still the sexiest among all the female members of the family including she and her sister.
"My mother is my role model. I am proud of her because even after having a sexy image, she never let anyone take her lightly in the industry. She is a very strong personality and that's why she used to command a lot of respects among directors, producers and other artists of the film industry."
She is very intelligent and her sex appeal used to be her voice and natural beauty."
Esha Deol, whose mother had an image of dream girl, feels that being a daughter she has inherited lots of her qualities. Says she, "My mother is very straightforward and so am I. I don't exhibit my emotions like her and have a very strong character. She still looks very young and fresh. "
"If I compare myself with her I feel that I am quite mature than my age. My mom is my guide. I owe everything that I have today to my mom. She is very considerate to my professional needs and I love and cherish every moment with her. I still remember when I went to South Africa for shoot, I missed her so much that I called her there to stay with me."