Actor Eijaz Khan says he gets in an emotionally confused state of mind around Mother’s Day. The actor had a very unusual relationship with his mother. He says, “My mother's name was Shaheen Khan. She did not really stay with us as my parents were separated. My memories of her are not so sharp. I don't know what to miss because I have never really got to know what a mother is. Most of my experiences of what a mother is been through my friend's mom and what I have seen in the society. It has always been a very secondary experience.”
However, he now says that he realises the impact it has made on his life. He reveals, “I now realise the importance of a mother and a household. Because of her not being in my life, most of my relationships to date have not been very normal. I think Freud said that whatever issues you have in life, they are subconsciously related to your relationship with your mother. And so, since I didn’t have experience of spending time with her, most times I cannot understand people. I have to put an effort to a woman or a lady, but it doesn't come naturally to me since I didn’t have female presence in the house while growing up. I believe that the presence of the mother is very important in a child's life as she's the first influence.”
Because of this, Eijaz actually had to undertake professional help. He says, “Recently I underwent thearapy to fill the vacuum of the relationships one has in their lives, with their mother’s. It's something that I have to deal with and I hope to God my life partner will have to understand this and does try to fill this aspect. So on Mother’s Day, I am very confused on what to do. I don’t know how to react. I know that I. Mostly, I am confused. But having said that, hats-off to the mothers in the world who go through the emotional and physical experience of being a mother. Theirs is the only love that is unconditional,” he signs off.