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My mum taught me to own up: Tejaswini Pandit

Actor Tejaswini Pandit talks about the special bond she shares with her mother Jyoti Chandekar, and says mums should be celebrated every day

regional-movies Updated: May 12, 2018 22:05 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Actor Tejaswini Pandit with mom Jyoti Chandekar
Actor Tejaswini Pandit with mom Jyoti Chandekar
         

Actor Tejaswini Pandit is grateful to her mother for bringing her up with morals and making her a responsible citizen and better human being. Though the actor is not kicked about celebrating special days, she doesn’t mind taking time out on this day to celebrate her mum and her teachings. “The best part about my mom is that she imbibed very good morals and values in me. She brought me up with the right values, which has made me a responsible and a better human,” says Tejaswini.

She adds that people’s morality is an important characteristic and she is glad her mom insisted on it. “Every parent should ensure that their kid is a good human being first. My mum made sure I have the right education but also the right values.”

A theatre actor, Tejaswini’s mother wasn’t around much when she was growing up. “My dad was our mother during our growing up years. I remember I first tasted my mum’s cooking in 10th grade. However, she made sure she gave us her time when she was around. She taught me to own up my mistakes, my failures and my success. She told me that one should always take responsibility of his or her actions.”’

Actor Tejaswini Pandit is grateful to her mother for bringing her up with morals
Actor Tejaswini Pandit is grateful to her mother for bringing her up with morals

The Ye Re Ye Re Paisa actor adds that she did not have issues or fights with her mum as a teenager while growing up. “We have started to have fights of late, especially after she lost her husband and I lost my father. It took a toll on her as she was very dependent on him. Now, she has slowly started to come out of it but I want her to heal completely. I want her to be independent like before and not let this setback affect her.”

Tejaswini goes on to add that she hates it when people call their mums their friends. “Your mother cannot be your friend, simply because there is no one like her. One should cherish this equation and relationship instead of relabelling it.”

First Published: May 12, 2018 22:03 IST

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