This mother’s day, just like how it is to us, is special for TV stars. On the occasion of the day, which was made to honour mothers for all the wonderful things they’ve given us, we asked TV stars a few questions about their mom and their relationship with them. Here is what they had to say.. Read on…
Divayajyotee Sharma: My mother's name is Subhadra Sharma. She was a wonderful and a pious person who was highly educated and disciplined lady. In spite of having a battery of cooks and house help at home, she used to make sure the food for my father, brother and me were supervised by her. She always told me, ''Beta Ghar Ka Khana was the best for your health in the long run," and I used to laugh it away. I would tell her that she was missing other cuisines. So then she actually took the pains of learning and cooking different cuisines which we liked. When she came to live with me in Mumbai, she saw to it that she was on her feet taking care of my food, even at the age of 83 while I was busy doing my shoots. I miss her too much and I remember all her words about healthy eating habits and eating food at home. Now, when she is no more with me, I do exactly she wanted me to do and live a healthy life and eat healthy food. Mamma always wanted to see me happy. Today, as she is up in there in heaven, the best gift I can give her is to live the life she taught me to live. She wanted me to be happy and live with dignity and empathy for others and I would provide the same value system to my children. So, yes. I love you, mom!
Ramman Handa: My mother's name is Shashi Handa and she lives in Delhi. This Mother’s day I won’t be able to meet her as my film is going on the floors. But she stays in my heart. I feel her presence every moment. I love her the most. She is my teacher, mentor, and my God. I have nothing to gift her. I just want to give her a smile and take pride in my work. She has always taught me to be a fighter and face each and every situation with full strength. I just want to take this moment to tell her that I'm a reflection of her teachings; they have made me who I am today.
Pooja Banerjee: My mother's name is Purnima Banerjee. I will be shooting on Mother’s day that day, but I have planned a surprise for her. This year onward, I have two mothers; my mom and my mother-in-lawI can give them anything and they will be ecstatic, I know that. But this time, I am thinking of a sweet surprise. My mother always used to tell me not to be afraid of anything in life, and that she was with me. This eventually made me a stronger person. Honestly, whenever I am a little concerned about certain situations, I don't even inform her. But I know if at all I fail in that situation, she is always there like a pillar. I love you and I will always be dependent upon you probably even when I am 60 years old!
Vahbiz Dorabjee: My mother's name is Firoza Dorabjee. This Mother’s day is special for me because we are in London together. Also, 13th is her birthday, so it’s a double celebration. My mother always taught me to be a balanced and positive person and be a family person.
Dalljiet Kaur: My mother's name is Prietam Kaur. I am in the hospital right now as my mother is admitted since three days. Once I get her back home, I will take her out to somewhere wonderful and treat her. It's very tough to see your mother or father go through the physical trouble. She always taught me to be strong and always told me to take a little time before trusting people, as I have a tendency of trusting everyone easily. Her morals and principles have got me this, far and I am very thankful to her for teaching me the right values in life which have got me out of many a sticky situations.
Megha Gupta: My mother's name is Neelam Gupta and Kiran Karnick. This Mother's day I'll be taking them out for a movie and shopping and a meal. As far as gifts are concerned, they want nothing from us. Just spending time with them gives them happiness, so that's exactly what I will do. They both incidentally teach me the same thing; to do all things with love which I try to practice in my life. My mommies say that always be the strong woman that you are. I want to tell them that from your warm hugs to your reassuring smiles, everything has made my life a lot more worthwhile. Love you Ma!.
Ankit Gera: My mother's name is Anu Gera, I will be wishing her on the phone, since I won't be able to see her on that day because I am shooting. I will send her a nice bouquet as a surprise, since she loves flowers. I have learned two most important things from her --- to be patient and to respect everyone.
Jyotsna Chandola: My Mother's name is Kanthi Chandola. Whatever I am today is because of her. She has always motivated me and encouraged me to do whatever I loved, right from school. She always says I shouldn’t stress myself too much and be strong and confident, no matter what situation life gets you in. I actually love giving surprises to my loved ones, and that’s what I am doing this time with my mother. My message to her is that,’ I Love you mom!’ This says everything I feel for her. I also wish my mother in law on Mother's day and I address her as mom. We, too, have a very sweet and beautiful bonding.
Rohan Gandotra: My mother's name is Mrs. Meenakshi Gandotra. Since we stay far from each other, I'm going to send some flowers and a card home to wish her. She is loves walking, so I'm going to gift her some comfy shoes like Sketchers so that she can take comfortable walks.
Jayashree Venketaramanan: My mother is Charumathi Venketaramanan, who is also fondly known as Charu. Since I'm not going to be in Delhi for this mother's day, I have a special gift planned for her. She has an obsession with collecting different kinds of hair clips, and she has plenty of them. So, I am going to gift an entire box of it to her because she always asks for that. Besides that, each year I and my younger sister give her whatever gift she wants. My mother has always been a person with a lot of resilience, something I have tried to learn and have failed miserably! But over the years I have definitely learned that to recover quickly from difficulties and to be able to bounce back. That is one quality that my mother excels in. With each breath, I can only keep chanting how much I love her!