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Juhi Parmar: I have been a single parent for quite a long time now, it’s not just after the divorce

Actor Juhi Parmar talks about the distress of divorce and the rebound.

tv Updated: Aug 13, 2018 17:26 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
Juhi Parmar,Sachin Shroff,Television
Juhi Parmar with her five-year-old daughter Samairra.

Her marriage has been full of turmoil, but finally, Juhi Parmar is ready to move on, as she got divorced from Sachin Shroff in June this year. The two actors have a five-year-old daughter, Samairra, and Juhi is busy as a single mother, along with her work. She talks to us about how she found light at the end of the tunnel.

You have been through a lot recently. What’s your state of mind right now?

It was a very tough time, and I’m thankful to my family and friends who really helped me sail through this one. But most importantly, it’s my daughter, Samairra, because of whom I could see the positive side, and the reason to go on in life.

How did you deal with the negativity that accompanies such life-altering circumstances?

It’s an extremely difficult situation, especially when you have a child to take care of. But it’s because of her that I could deal with the negativity and remind myself that I have her and her responsibility.

As a single parent, how are you managing things?

I’ve been a single parent for quite a long time now — not just after the divorce, but even before that I was parenting alone. However, my parents have been my backbone in this journey. It’s extremely tough to deal with the guilt of not being able to give enough time to your child as you have to work, too. But there’s no choice except to multi-task.

Is it difficult managing personal and professional commitments simultaneously?

Definitely! Especially when you are a single parent. I am able to do it with a great support system I have in my parents.

There are a lot of old shows being remade. What would be your reaction if your iconic show Kumkum is remade?

I’d be really happy. [But] all remakes have new actors in those roles, so I really don’t know how I’d feel [about] somebody else as Kumkum. It has become a part of me and I relate the name to me and with me.

What’s keeping you busy on the professional front?

I’ve been getting many offers, but as of now, I’m completely dedicating my time to my daughter — and enjoying it.

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First Published: Aug 13, 2018 17:25 IST