Sridevi is gearing up for her Bollywood comeback with Pakistani actors Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddiqui in Mom. But the veteran actor has also been preparing herself for her elder daughter Jhanvi Kapoor’s big Bollywood debut.
However, the actor – like every desi parent – says she will be happier to see her daughter get married instead. In an interview with Mid-Day, Sridevi talked about her relationship with both her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi and how they make her feel proud as a mother.
“She wanted to do the film and initially, I wasn’t in favour. I don’t think it’s a bad industry. I am a creation of this world. But, as a parent, it would give me greater joy to see her married,” confessed Sridevi. “But her happiness matters more, and if she does well as an actress, I will be a proud mother.”
The English Vinglish star has always been very vocal about how her daughters are her priority. She reiterated, “We are like friends. We spend a lot of time together. Our routine is always centered around each other. I have been coming home late these days because I’m busy dubbing and promoting Mom. But no matter how late I get, Khushi always welcomes me with a smile. She comes to my room as soon as I get back and we snuggle up in a quilt to watch a film together.”
The young ones usually accompany Sridevi wherever she goes. But this has often been misunderstood, she rued. “Earlier, I would take them to social gatherings and premieres that I attended. But they (people) thought I was promoting Jhanvi. Walking with my girls made me feel like a proud mother. But to the world, it became a reason to misunderstand me,” Sridevi said.
Talking about how Jhanvi and Khushi have changed over the years, Sridevi said that she was glad that both girls have a mind of their own. “For me, they will always be kids. But they seem to have taken less after me and more after my bold screen image,” she shared. “Last year, when Khushi wrote a post about body shaming on Instagram, I was pleasantly surprised to see my kid turn into a strong, opinionated and sharp young woman.”
On the work front, Sridevi’s Mom, will hit theatres on July 7.
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