Bollywood mothers are still a reflection of Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal or Reema Lagoo

Coming to Bollywood mothers who are always brimming with love, consider Nirupa Roy (Deewar) or Rakhee (Karan Arjun) who played a mother to Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan-Salman Khan, respectively. And this has not changed over the years. Farida Jalal and Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenga. Following in the footsteps of Roy or Rakhee is the mother Saba Qamar (Mita) of a young girl Piya in Hindi Medium. However, some may argue about the transformation of mothers, from the sacrificing types played by Nirupa Roy, Farida Jalal or Reema Lagoo to the broad-minded and pillar of strength portrayals by Sakshi Tanwar, Meher Vij or Shabana Azmi. Sakshi Tanwar of Dangal is a supportive mother who wants her daughters to achieve big in life but refuses to go against her husband Aamir Khan’s wish in the film. Instead of just being a prop, a mother’s character in a film has often played a major role in driving its narrative. A Bollywood mother, since forever, has been the paragon of love and sacrifice. But here too, just like DDLJ, we see a mother’s helpless-to-braveheart journey as for her, her biggest victory lies in her children’s happiness. In DDLJ, Lajjo aka Jalal who is more of a friend to her daughter Simran (Kajol) understands her agony but remains tight-lipped in front of her husband’s (Amrish Puri) atrocities in the wake of familial moral values. Kirron Kher of Sonam Kapoor starrer Khoobsurat may appear to be a modern mummy, but she is quick to form opinions and get scandalised. Mita hyperventilates on the mere thought of her daughter not going to a private English medium school. Like every other human relation, the strong and loving personality of mothers have inspired filmmakers of Hindi film industry to carve some of the most pivotal characters in movies. Related News
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Mothers Day 2018: A Bollywood mother, since forever, has been the paragon of love and sacrifice. Shefali Shah of Dil Dhadakne Do is one of those kinds who tends to ignore what’s happening in the lives of her children until confrontation remains the only way out. Each of these characters may appear modern, broad-minded and multi-dimensional on the surface, but deep down they bear those innate qualities of a mother and prove that the core definition of a mother hasn’t changed in the world of Hindi cinema. Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor with their onscreen mother Nirupa Roy. Their ultimate expression of love was that one extra bite of food and these two belonged to a category who fussed over a small cut or a scratch on her child’s body. Take, for instance, Farida Jalal’s character of Kajol’s mother in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Meher Vij as Zaira Wasim’s mother in Secret Superstar. Meher Vij played Zaira Wasim’s mother in Secret Superstar. And she makes her daughter wear a helmet and a full-sleeves jacket on a hot summer day as she goes to play to protect her from a mosquito bite and a head injury. But take a closer look, despite some material changes to the characters, their essence remains. Amrita Singh of 2 States is no less as she fusses over Arjun Kapoor getting no nonvegetarian food in his hostel.