Gautam Hegde chats up with actress Bharti Achrekar of Main Kab Saas Banungi as she offers tips to all mother-in-laws.
What if.. the bahu can’t cook?
Koi baat nahi! Teach her. Wouldn’t you teach your daughter? Then why not the bahu? In fact, my bahu is in the U S and I tell her how to make the phodni over the phone.
What if.. she wears modern clothes?
Jealous? Just because you couldn’t wear them in your time? I think a saas and her bahu should go shopping together. My bahu and I spend so much time together that my son complains that he feels left out.
What if.. the saas and bahu both want to watch different channels at the same time?
(Giggles) This is a tricky one. I guess the son will have to buy a new TV for his wife.. and let the mother keep the old one.
What if.. the bahu refuses to fast on a religious occasion?
So? Don’t force such things.
What if.. the bahu is out of the house all the time?
The saas can start hosting kitty parties.
And finally.. what if the bahu doesn’t know puja paath?
Don’t make a fuss. Just let her light the agarbatti. Something is better than nothing.