Sonam Kapoor and Rani Mukerji open up about their mothers-in-law, redefine vexed saas-bahu story
The definition of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law in undergoing a major shift and leading the charge are a bunch of leading ladies from Bollywood. Vidya Balan, who hosts her own radio show called Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho, interviewed actors Rani Mukerji, Sonam Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, where they discussed their equation with their respective mothers-in-law.
Rani mentioned how she credits her mother-in-law for bringing up her husband Aditya Chopra so well. Spotboye quoted her as saying: “She is fantastic lady. I thank my mother-in-law every day for making Aditya the person he is today. She’s an absolutely fantastic lady to know, and this is something that’s clearly visible in the way that she’s brought him up. She has instilled such good values in him that I keep thanking her.”
Clearly the definition of a mother-in-law is undergoing a change. Sonam Kapoor, who married her boyfriend Anand Ahuja in an elaborate wedding in May last year, was quoted by Spotboye as saying she sees her mother-in-law as her mother. She told Vidya, “I like to call my mother-in-law my mother. She has two children and she treats me like her third child. She is my friend and at the same time she’s my mom. I think she’s loved me as much as my mother loves me. She doesn’t have a daughter, so she keeps saying that she eventually got a daughter in me and I think everyone should be as lucky as I am.”
Actor Juhi Chawla too mentioned how having her mother made her realise the importance of having a support system. She added how, early in her married life, her mother-in-law would fly in Uganda to be with Juhi’s two kids, while she was away on shoots.
Vidya Balan, who was last seen in Tumhari Sulu, will be seen next in Mission Mangal with Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu. She also appeared in Telugu biopic on NT Rama Rao as his first wife Basavatarakam in 2019.
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