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I love being a mother, but it’s easier being an actor: Kajol

Kajol on the character she would love to play and what makes SRK such a charming actor

brunch Updated: Mar 05, 2017 08:55 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Kajol says that SRK makes an effort to make everyone around him feel important
Kajol says that SRK makes an effort to make everyone around him feel important

Date of birth: August 5

Sun sign: Leo

Place of birth: Mumbai

Hometown: Mumbai

First break:Bekhudi (1992)

High point of your life: Don’t know if I have reached that yet

Low point of your life: Lots. But they are all manageable low points

Currently doing: Shooting for a Tamil film, preparing to shoot my home production and endorsing McVitie’s

If not an actor, you would have been? 

I would have still been looking for what I wanted to be. The most important thing was that it started as fun and it’s still fun. I don’t consider it work.

Which is your favourite role – being a mother or an actor? 

l love being a mother, but it’s easier being an actor.

A character you would love to play? 

I would love to play my grandmother or even my mother for that matter. Both of them have had amazing lives.

What makes SRK such a charming actor?

He makes an effort to make every one around him feel important. When he asks a question, he actually waits for you to answer. That in itself is a great quality in a man who has achieved so much.

The best thing about marriage is... 

I love the stability; I love the fact that I got my kids out of it (legally). And the fact that I see myself growing old with my hubby (Ajay Devgn).

The sweetest thing that your kids have done for you?

My son hugs me every night and sleeps, and my daughter keeps an eye on me and gives me the space that I need at times.

Are your kids on social media? 

My daughter does have some accounts, but they are all private.

Between you and Ajay, who is strict?

I’m definitely the strict one here. We have our good cop and bad cop issues sorted.

One dish that you cook for your kids?

I don’t cook. Our favourite dish is takeout.

The best way to connect with your fans is through... 

I have an Instagram and Twitter account. But I’m more active on Instagram.

How would you handle trolls? 

I ignore them. Can’t give them that much importance in my life.

An old-world style of romance that is missing currently...

I find romance missing, period. It’s more like what you can get out of a relationship – it’s about instant gratification now.

Love for you is... 

Love is caring, feeling and making it work everyday. Love is not expecting perfection from anyone.

The last thing you do before going to bed... 

I love hugging my son and sleeping at night.

And the first thing you do is... 

Pick my son up.

Define your style. 

I’d say it’s confident and casual.

If you were to take a selfie with an international star, who would it be?

Meryl Streep. I love her.

What is the worst thing about Bollywood? 

I wish the audience would give us more chances to make films that are a little more different.

Fitness for you is...

Being able to pick up my kids, and run around.

If you were to cheat on your diet what would you have...

Bread and butter every time.

Your life’s mantra...

Handle each day as it comes and tomorrow will be taken care of tomorrow.


My favourites

Place to shop: Online!

Cuisine: l love good food, especially dishes with something sweet in them

Destination: Any place that has my big fat family and friends all together

Street food: Paani puri, bhel puri

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From HT Brunch, March 5

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