Supriya Pathak calls Shahid Kapoor ‘main anchor’ of their family, shares Mira Rajput is ‘a great cook’


Even then, I was working but it was a joint effort,” she continued. She also spoke about husband Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput. All their friends in school would ask ‘Your mother is like this?’ ‘Kuch nahi karti wo (She doesn’t do anything)?’. So, filling the appetite toh bohot door ki baat hai. We are a normal family,” the actor answered. In that period, there were lots of downs. He is our main anchor. “When we were growing up, my mother (Dina Pathak) was playing all the mother roles that were there in the industry. I feel I am just starting. Everyone, including all the actors, would call my mother ‘Mata ji, Mumma, Mom or Maa.’ So, I and Ratna would always feel that we have a big family. I don’t have so much to say because I do something when I feel it is right. He is their elder brother bhai! They are very thoughtful actors. Supriya, who belongs to a filmy family, also got married into one. We could either do theatre or films. But they didn’t. A perfect picture of Supriya Pathak with husband Pankaj Kapur.  

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Supriya also spoke about how her husband Pankaj Kapur is her “pillar of strength.” The Masoom actor stated, “As an actor, I learned so much from him and have tried to implement that in my art and even in life. Written by A. I am a very spontaneous and instinctive actor. I didn’t resume work until my daughter was 12 years old. This was in 1981. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. Professionally, they are inclined towards him. One thing that I feel is most amazing is that I don’t have to think about how I am looking or if I am dressed well. Kameshwari
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Supriya Pathak opened up on her career, her kids Sanah Kapur and Ruhaan Kapur. This photo features Supriya with Shahid Kapoor and Pankaj Kapur. I could do theatre and keep myself alive as an actor,” the Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela actor expressed. Let’s not confuse that matter,’” Supriya chuckled. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. It was a great development. It is a beautiful process. “My children had more of a problem than I had (with Hansa). Almost four decades later, when asked if she is satiated as an actor, Supriya replied, “Not at all. I am somebody who has always felt ‘Yaar jeena hai.’ I just wanted to live. So yes, I have tasted her haath ka khaana. It is natural. Youngsters today have so much pressure to look a certain way. (Photo: Express Archive)
Supriya was also all praise for her daughter-in-law and Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Kapoor. They would come straight from their school to the sets where we were shooting. (Photo: Express Archive)
“He (Pankaj) is the better person to discuss films. They are constantly scrutinised and I don’t think I could have able to cope up.”

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Supriya Pathak in TV series Khichdi. Ageing is not a crime, at least for me. Her performance fetched her first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Supriya Pathak with mother Dina Pathak. He studied acting in London. But then TV came. (Photo: Express Archive)
Supriya Pathak’s career began with Shyam Benegal’s Kalyug — an adaptation of Mahabharata, in which she played the role of Subhadra. (Photo: Express Archive)
Both her children, Sanah Kapur and Ruhaan Kapur, were also very possessive and didn’t want anyone else to call her mommy or mother. They were very definite that ‘you are my mom. And because my children know me differently, they would be like ‘Nai nai, she does. They are like any other siblings. They are siblings. (Photo: Express Archive)
She tells us that she never thought that acting would become her career, “I never thought this (acting) will be my profession. Not a long time back, Mira had shared a picture talking about a delicious Gujarati Thali made by Supriya Pathak. He also takes advice from him. So, my children were literally brought up on the sets. It just happened and I realised I really love this profession.”
The 60-year-old is a part of Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan, a story that narrates the journey of a character that rises from the ashes to prove himself. When we asked if films are discussed at home as her daughter Sanah is also an actor, Supriya said that both her kids – Sanah and Ruhaan – take their career advice from their father and legendary actor Pankaj Kapur. He has been a great support.”

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Previously in an interview with indianexpress.com, Sharat Saxena spoke about how ageing is a crime in the film industry. (Photo: Express Archive)
“Then I took a sabbatical when my children were born. “I don’t agree. While the world loved her as Hansa, her kids had a different opinion. Ratna and I used to laugh about it and feel that we have so many brothers and sisters because my mother is a mother to everybody. Whenever there was a dip in my career, I had the theatre to go back to. So, I would say theatre kept me alive. “Of course!” replied Supriya when we questioned if her kids discuss movies with Shahid. After her sabbatical, Supriya became popular as Hansa Parekh, a character she played in the television series Khichdi. At that time, my husband Pankaj and I decided to start a company of our own. So, they (Sanah, Ruhaan and Pankaj) have a lot in common with him. It has not even touched the tip of my tongue I feel. My son is also an actor but he has not started working yet. But sadly, I don’t know how to click photos and I do not have an Instagram profile, so I cannot share with you guys. As we were concluding our chat with Supriya Pathak, we questioned her if she agrees with Sharat’s comment. I don’t have a defined way of telling anything,” She said, adding that her stepson and actor Shahid Kapoor is also part of these discussions. But she makes amazing food,” she said in praise of Mira. So, they are constantly around each other. She cooks also.’ But their friends would never believe them,” Supriya laughed as she recalled. “It was always a case of – ‘Mom, why are you doing things like this? It was another avenue that opened for us. When I started taking up mother roles (in films), I used to feel my kids would feel the same way. I am enjoying ageing and growing up. So, they all are similar sort of actors. We cannot convince our friends that you are normal’,” the actor shared. He is an integral part of the family. “Shahid is their brother. Supriya, relating herself to the story, spoke about how she kept reinventing herself to keep the actor in her alive.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
“In the 80s, when we started working, there were not many platforms to perform. He is someone who inspires me, motivates me and challenges me. When asked if she had the opportunity to test Mira’s cooking skills, Supriya replied, “She is a great cook.”
“She makes lovely appam and stew and Khao Suey. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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