Salman bonds with his ‘Jai Ho’ mom, Nadira Babbar

Salman Khan has found a new reel mom in none other than Nadira Babbar. She is playing the role of Salman’s mother in his upcoming movie ‘Jai Ho’. He is very fond of Nadira Babbar and so he insisted her to play the role of mom in this movie.

Their bonding in the movie is for everyone to see. As such Salman has always shown a strong bonding with reel moms. Earlier Reema Lagu used to play the role of Salman’s mom. Salman was fond of her and used to pursue her to play the role of mom in his movies. She acted in a number of movies with Salman as her mother. Salman takes the role of mother-son very seriously. So he insists on acting with people he is comfortable with.

After Reema Kagu, Salman bonded with Hema Malini. She played the role of Salman’s mom in a couple of movies. Salman is even close to Dimple Kapadia who played the role of Salman’s mother in ‘Dabangg’.

A source very close to Salman says, “Bhai takes the mother's role in all his films very seriously. There was a time after ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ when Reemaji (Reema Lagoo) was Salman's favourite screen-mom and he insisted on having her play his mom. After Reemaji the one screen-mom whom he really warmed up to was Hemaji.”

‘Jai Ho’ is directed by Salman’s brother Sohail Khan. The movie required the role of a mother. So, Salman requested Nadira Babbar to play the role. Nadira appeared 9 years back in Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Bride and Prejudice’. Then she acted as Aishwarya’s mom.

The source adds, “Salman is really close to the Babbar family. Raj Babbar Saab stepped in to play Kareena Kapoor's father in ‘Bodyguard’ on Salman’s insistence. And now Nadiraji who doesn’t care to act in films has agreed to play his mom in ‘Jai Ho’ only because he was very keen.” 

When asked, husband of Nadira and actor Raj Babbar confirmed the news and said, “Nadira did this film with Salman because she is very fond of him. We all are. We can never say no to him.”

‘Jai Ho’ is an action movie starring Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, Tabu and Sana Khan. The movie will release on 24th January. It is Hindi remake of Telugu movie ‘Stalin’. The movie is jointly produced by Sohail Khan and Sunil Lulla.