My mom, Mana Shetty, owns a furniture store, RHouse, and runs an NGO, Save the Children India. She is also my best friend, my backbone and my biggest support system. I feel equally close to both my mom and my dad (actor Suneil Shetty) but I share a different relationship with each of them.
I don’t think one day is enough to express a mother’s worth or emphasise her importance in our lives. A mother is the one figure in every person’s life with whom one forms a comfort zone. She’s powerful and strong, and at the same time she can love so much ... and so unconditionally. Like I always say -- Home is where the Mommy is.
I truly love my mother, Ayesha Shroff. Dad (actor Jackie Shroff) is very strict at home but my mother is not. If there is anyone for whom I would be a baaghi for in real life, it is for my mother.
“My song ‘Chunar’ from ABCD 2 paid tribute to mothers and speaks of the mother-son relationship; my mother, Karuna Dhawan, loves this song. When I was shooting this song, I went into a flashback thinking how much I have hurt or caused trouble to my mother. I have hurt her a lot of times ….I made mistakes as a child and even when I grew up, I erred. I am extremely close to both mom and dad.
Dance has always been a great support for me; it’s like my right hand. And dance happened to me because of my mother, Jaya Chakravarthy. Right from a very young age, she introduced me into dancing and instilled the interest in me. It’s because of dance I got this name and films. That’s how my mother brought me up. We have been holding a dance programme ‘Jaya Smriti’ in my mom’s name for many years. She wanted me to continue with classical dance. She was a great art lover; whatever I am today it’s all because of her.
My mom Alka Suman is a couture designer and a housewife. I share a very beautiful relationship of unconditional love with my mom. She lost her son, my brother, at a very early in her life yet she kept the family together.
She is a true definition of Mother India! And womanhood. I think that a mother is the only one in this world who would not think twice before giving her heart if it comes to saving her child. She doesn’t find reasons to love ... her love is selfless.