Momma’s Darlings of Bollywood

Almost every Bollywood star has a doting mother who has played an important part in shaping their kids’ career at some point of time. They are the source of courage and humility but can be their best critic too if need be. Here is a feature on some of the most influential mothers of Bollywood.

John Abraham:
He never falls short of praises for his mum and credits all his achievements to her. John claims that he inherited his sporting spirit and sense of judgment from her and also his philanthropic nature. Although he doesn’t live with her anymore but he makes it a point to visit her at least once a week no matter how busy he is.

Ranbir Kapoor:
Everybody knows that Ranbir Kapoor has one woman constant in his life and that is his mother. He loves her more than anything in the world. He says she has been the biggest support to him when he decided to opt for a career in acting. The media rumors that they are so close that Neetu Singh actually gives him advice and opinions regarding his dates. That’s pretty cool huh?

Kareena and Karishma:
While their father Randhir Kapoor was completely averse to the fact that his daughters should join the film industry; their mother Babita did her level best to help her daughters make their mark in Bollywood. Babita raised her two daughters independently and worked hard to push their career up high. Her efforts were aimed at grabbing the story centric roles for her daughters and for this she had earned a bad name in Bollywood. But nevertheless, she remains instrumental in her daughters’ decisions even after they have become mega stars.

Esha Deol:
Her mother is Bollywood’s dream girl Hema Malini who like Babita worked hard to grab roles for her daughter. Hema Malini also made sure that Esha mastered the art of classical dance so that Bollywood dances would become a cake walk for her.

Abhishek Bachchan:
He credits his mother Jaya Bacchan for molding him into the kind of person he is now. His gentleness and down to earth attitude is all a gift from his mother genetically. He also attributes his successful married life to his mother who taught him the value of togetherness in a family.

Anushka Sharma:
A very cute story is involved with Anushka Sharma bagging the role of Tani in the Yash Raj movie  Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Anushka revealed in an interview that her mother Ashima Sharma had kept a wish written inside a Feng Shui Tortoise saying that her daughter should be able to make her debut in a YRF film. Her mother’s honest prayers got answered and Anushka was cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan in her dream debut.

Anushka thus, accredits her success to her mother who always wished the best for her.

Kajol is the daughter of Tanuja and niece of actress Nutan and granddaughter of Shobhana Samarth. That’s a really impressive lineage considering the Hindi film Industry. Kajol’s mother had been influential too when it came to bagging her debut role. Even now Kajol is very much attached to her mom and they can be seen together during the Durga Puja time and other public events.

He says he will get married the day he finds a girl who is an epitome of his mother. That may be the reason why he is 40+ and still single. He is like an over grown baby who still craves for his mom when he is hungry, upset or needs a support. He still lives with his mother and adores her cooking skills. He says he is incomplete without her in his life.

John Abraham with his mother
John Abraham with his mom

Ranbir Kapoor with Neetu Singh
Ranbir Kapoor with mom Neetu Singh

Karishma, Kareena and Babita
Kareena and Karishma Kapoor with mom Babita

Esha Deol with mom Hema Malini

Abhishek Bachchan with mom Jaya Bachchan

Anushka Sharma with mom Ashima Sharma
Anushka Sharma with mom Ashima Sharma

Kajol with mom Tanuja

<a href='//' title='Salman Khan' class='article_display_tag' data-id='salman-khan' id='article_tag_data_salman-khan' style='display: inline-block;'><strong>Salman Khan</strong></a> and with mom
Salman Khan with his mom