Posts tagged single mom
BOMBAY TIMES (May 8, 2011)
Mere Paas maa hain… Javed Akhtar’s famous dialogue had Indians hooked since Deewar released way back in 1975. More than three decades after this scene became a part of Bollywood folklore, things have changed manifold as far as the role of mothers go. Maa ke haath ka banaya hua kheer isn’t staple in this age of Brand Bollywood. But that does not mean this industry has forgotten maa totally.
The avatar of maa has undergone mammoth changes. Today’s sexy, bold and confident single moms — as played by Vidya Balan in Paa, Priyanka Chopra in Pyaar Impossible, Kajol in My Name is Khan and We Are Family, Lara Dutta in Partner and Preity Zinta in Jaan-E-Mann — has shifted the spotlight completely from a Nirupa Roy in a crumpled cotton saree shedding tears over her morally corrupt son on the wrong side of law. The cool moms, as played by these actresses, are all fiercely independent characters who are in complete control of their lives without their man. In an industry often accused of misogyny, this is possibly the most positive change that’s slowly gaining ground.
The increasingly discerning audiences are looking for variety in scripts and maturity in characters as much as the directors are writing roles keeping this wider horizon of New Age India in mind.
The biggest affirmation of this change is the fact that mainstream actresses like Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Preity Zinta aren’t shying away from More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, May 31, 2010 – 17:56 IST
She is the latest ‘import’ to Bollywood from the foreign shores. She goes by the name of Barbara Mori, the very name that brought the whole of Bollywood to a standstill, not just with her stunning beauty, but also with her smooth and swift dancing skills in the recently released flick Kites.
In the latest edition of GQ, Barbara bares her heart out and makes an immovable place in the readers’ heart. She talks about the advantages of being a young mother, rumors of her so-called-affair with her Kites costar Hrithik Roshan, her son’s reaction to the so-called- affair, her take on men, her take on intimate scenes, and she does answer if its really difficult to date as a single mom! She also speaks about her fight with the dreaded cancer and how she emerged a clear winner! She does answer a few rapid fire questions, something that has to be read in order to be believed!
All in all, this edition of GQ is surely a Collector’s Item! Three words… Go for it!