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Katrina Kaif’s Sweet Birthday Wish For Her Mother: ‘May U Always Live Life With Joy’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: There’s nothing better than celebrating your birthday in the company of family members and friends. Actor Katrina Kaif’s mother Suzanne Turquotte rang in her 70th birthday with her children.

On Thursday, Katrina took to Instagram and shared a few pictures from her mother’s birthday.

In one of the pictures, Katrina is seen sharing smiles with her mom. In another one, Katrina, her siblings and their mother are seen posing for a fam-jam picture.

“Happy 70th mama. May u always live life with the joy and courage that u do …….. surrounded by your very noisy kids,” Katrina captioned the post.

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Katrina’s birthday wish for her mom has won many hearts.
“This is so cute,” actor Anushka Sharma commented.
“Adorable pictures,” a social media user wrote.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Katrina is busy shooting for ‘Merry Christmas’, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi. She is also a part of the horror-comedy ‘Phone Bhoot’. (ANI)

Gippy Grewal On His New Movie ‘Maa’: ‘It’s A Big Responsibility To Portray The Feelings Of A Mother’

New Delhi [India]: Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal, who’s awaiting the release of his upcoming movie ‘Maa’, ahead of Mother’s Day 2022, has stated that “it’s a big responsibility to portray the feelings of a mother”.

Apart from Gippy, the movie features Divya Dutta in the lead role of the mother. Other cast members include Rana Ranbir, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Babbal Rai, Aarushi Sharma, Raghveer Boli, Smeep Singh, and Vadda Grewal.

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Speaking about ‘Maa’, Gippy, who has also produced the movie, said, “I am filled with honour and pride to produce this film, it’s a big responsibility to portray the feelings of a mother who herself always keeps them hidden behind her smile. I hope that everyone will connect themselves with their mother and feel her importance in their lives by watching the film.”

Adding to that Divya said, “It was my pleasure to play the precious role of a mother, the strongest and the most willing.”

The music of ‘Maa’ has been given by Jay k and Desi Crew and written by Happy Raikoti, Ricky Khan, and Fateh Shergill.

Produced by Ravneet Kaur Grewal and Gippy, co-produced by Bhana L.A. and Vinod Aswal. The film has been beautifully directed by Baljit Singh Deo and written by Rana Ranbir. ‘Maa’ will hot the theatres on May 6. (ANI)

Milind Soman Teaches His 83-Years-Old ‘Aai’ To Cycle Again

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 29 (ANI): Age is just a number and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman continues to prove so, this time through his mother.

Taking to his Instagram handle on Tuesday, the 56-year-old actor shared pictures and videos of his 83-years-old aai, Usha Soman, learning how to ride the cycle again, almost after 25 years. In the caption, he wrote, “Aai cycling after about 25 years! Keep doing what you love but practice regularly. Not bad for 83 years.”

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The post flooded with likes and love-filled comments.
“My cuties,” Milind’s wife Ankita Konwar wrote.

“It was so nice to meet you all on the beach today. Your aai riding this cycle at this age is such an inspiration for all of us,” a social media user commented.

Milind continues to share fitness videos of himself and of his family members on his Instagram handle. For her 81st birthday in 2020, his aai marked the special day by doing pushups.

Arjun Kapoor’s Emotional Post For His Mother On Her Death Anniversary: ‘That’s Where We Will Meet Again Maa’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 25 (ANI): It has been 10 years since actor Arjun Kapoor’s mother Mona Kapoor breathed her last and each year, he remembers her with deep emotions.

On Friday, Arjun took to Instagram and penned a heartbreaking note, saying “he cannot function as a normal kid” without his mother. “That’s where we will meet again Maa… up there from where you watch over ansh and me… I miss you can’t wait to see u again get held by u one more time hear ur voice one more time see u smile one more time… I’ll see u soon… 10 years since I saw u last… everything in this life is redundant & pointless… the success the failure the good the bad they all remind me of not having u here… life is unfair… it’s been unkind…u were taken away to early to see ur sacrifices pay off,” he wrote.

Arjun further stated actor that he had forgotten to smile since his mother’s death.

He added, “Everyone looks at my face and says I don’t smile enough but how to tell them that my smile left me 10 years back… who will understand that without you around I don’t know what I am, without you around I don’t function like a normal kid, without you around I’m unable to just be ok… anyway enough of my rant for today… todays a sh*t day, tomorrow might be better or worse… but I won’t have you around to help me deal with it I’ll just have to fight it on my own and hope you are watching from above and are proud of Arjun, your warrior.”

Alongside the note, Arjun shared a picture that featured him as an infant in Mona’s arms with both of them pointing upwards.

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Arjun’s post has left social media users extremely emotional.
“She’s you guiding angel bhai,” actor Sonu Sood commented.

“Bro I have literally cried whilst reading this! All the love always and May her force be with you,” a netizen commented.

Mona Kapoor, the first wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died of cancer on March 25, 2012.

Study: Sharing Memories Sets Children On Path To Better Well-being

Dunedin North [New Zealand], March 10 (ANI): A new research led by the University of Otago found that toddlers whose mothers received special coaching in talking about memories could experience better well-being.

The study was published in the journal, ‘Journal of Personality’. The study found that 15-year-olds told more coherent stories about turning points in their lives if their mothers had been taught the new conversational techniques 14 years earlier.

These adolescents also reported fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety compared to adolescents in the study whose mothers had conversed with their toddlers as usual.

The research was a follow-up of a reminiscing intervention in which 115 mothers of toddlers were assigned to either a control group or given training in elaborative reminiscing for a year. Elaborative reminiscing involves open and responsive conversations with young children about every day past events, such as feeding ducks at the park.

Project lead Professor Elaine Reese of the Department of Psychology said that adolescents whose mothers had participated in the earlier coaching sessions narrated difficult events from their lives — such as parental divorce or cyber-bullying — with more insight into how the experience had shaped them as people.

“Our findings suggest that brief coaching sessions with parents early in children’s lives can have long-lasting benefits, both for the way adolescents process and talk about difficult life events and for their well-being,” Professor Reese said.

“We believe parents’ elaborative reminiscing helps children develop more complete, specific, and accurate memories of their experiences, providing a richer store of memories to use when forming their identities in adolescence. Elaborative reminiscing also teaches children how to have open discussions about past feelings when they’re no longer in the heat of the moment,” she added.

She hoped parents and policymakers realise the importance of early childhood as the ideal time for starting to have positive conversations with children and to know that these conversations can make a difference as children grow older.

“The ultimate goal is to encourage parents to have more sensitive and responsive conversations about events in their children’s lives,” she said.

Lead author and clinical psychologist Dr Claire Mitchell said that a great deal of research now shows well-being can drop dramatically in adolescence.

“For some young people, this dip is the beginning of more severe mental health issues that can be difficult to treat. Thus, it is important to find ways to prevent mental health difficulties earlier in life if possible,” Dr Claire Mitchell said.

“As a parent of a toddler myself, I can confirm that these elaborative reminiscing techniques are enjoyable and easy to learn. Our study helps pave the way for future work with parents of young children to promote healthy interactions from the beginning that could have enduring benefits,” she concluded.

Arjun Kapoor On His Mother’s Birth Anniversary: ‘I Miss You Maa’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 3 (ANI): Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor is feeling emotional on his mother Mona Shourie Kapoor’s 58th birth anniversary on Thursday.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Arjun penned a long post in which he expressed how much he misses his mother. He wrote, “Happy birthday Mom. I miss seeing your name on my phone. I miss coming back home to you. I miss seeing you and @anshulakapoor talk away endlessly. I miss you maa… I miss saying ur name I miss your smell I miss being immature and having you sort me out I miss being a child I miss smiling with you I miss being ok I miss feeling whole because I had you be my side…”

He further wrote that he hopes to make her proud.

“I am incomplete without you I just hope this version of me is still making you proud as u watch over us. Love you, Your flawed over honest chubby cheeks son,” he added.

He also shared a picture on his Instagram Story, in which he is a little toddler, happily playing with his mom.

He wrote, “Someday soon we will smile together again…We will be happy and I’ll be your child and nothing else.”

Arjun’s mother succumbed to cancer in 2012, days before the release of his Bollywood debut ‘Ishaqzaade’. 

Sonu Nigam: ‘I Want To Dedicate This Padma Shri Award To My Mother’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 26 (ANI): After being conferred with the Padma Shri award, singer Sonu Nigam expressed his happiness.

He issued a statement in which he shared that he would like to dedicate the award to his late mother Shobha Nigam. “January 25 was a rather special day for me and my family. I’m very thankful to the Government of India for thinking of me as a deserving candidate and bestowing me the Padma Shri. My heartfelt thanks to all those who selected me and suggested my name for this prestigious honour. I would also like to thank my mother, Shobha Nigam, and my father, Agam Kumar Nigam. In fact, I want to dedicate this award to my mother. Had she been here today, she would have cried a lot,” Sonu said.

The ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ singer also thanked his gurus for teaching him the valuable lessons of music.

“I would also take this opportunity to fold my hands before my gurus who have taught me so much. Whatever I know today is because of them and their blessings. Watching and listening to them has been a learning experience for me. My sincere gratitude to my friends and colleagues who have been a part of my journey, and my family who is my pillar of support,” the statement concluded.

Born on July 30, 1973, in Faridabad, Haryana, Sonu is not just a brilliant singer but also a noted music director. Though he predominantly worked in Hindi and Kannada language films, he has also sung in Odia, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Nepali, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri and other Indian languages.

Some of the hits that the singer has given include ‘Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin’, ‘Mai Agar Kahoon’, ‘Hans Mat Pagli’, ‘Do Pal’ and ‘Sandese Aate Hai’.

Singer Shaan’s Mother Sonali Mukherjee Is No More

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 20 (ANI): Singer Shaan’s mother Sonali Mukherjee is no more.

The news of the death of Shaan’s mother was confirmed by Kailash Kher via tweet on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the demise is still unknown. “Shaan’s mother passed away. Prayers to the Almighty for the salvation of the departed soul. It is a prayer to Lord Shiva, the ruler of all the three worlds, that our brother Shaan’s family should get the strength to bear this sorrow. Eternal prayers,” Kailash Kher wrote.

After learning about the unfortunate news, several fans paid their healtfelt condolences.

“oh no! that is heartbreaking to hear. rip sonali mukherjee. you were not only an awesome singer, but a great mother to a tallented artist. stay strong shaan, we are with you in this time of greef. stay safe, ” a social media user commented.

“Om Shanti,” another one wrote.

Sonali Mukherjee worked as a chorus singer for film songs from 1970 to 2000.

Erica Fernandes & Her Mother Test COVID-19 Positive

Actor Erica Fernandes and her mother have contracted COVID-19.

On Wednesday, Erica took to Instagram and informed everyone about her and her mother’s diagnosis.

“Requesting Your Kind Attention When covid first hit us I was more than paranoid about it but also knew that most of us are going to contract it sooner or later. Unfortunately, as of now me along with my mom have tested positive,” she wrote on Instagram.

Erica also urged people to prefer lab tests over home tests.

“One note of advice DO NOT rely on the home test (coviself kit) because they are not reliable at all . On the 2nd of January when I developed cough n sore throat, I got myself tested on the coviself kit knowing that I have had a history of laryngitis and the cough n sore throat could be from that and further on for confirmation I went on to take 2 more tests the following day. All 3 tests showed negative, along with me my moms test on coviself also showed negative but i dint feel too good because this time the sore throat was so bad that i felt like I had a sand paper in my throat,” she added.

She continued, “As I started to develop symptoms I opted for the lab test which came out positive. Mom n me have been facing congestion, cough. cold severe body and head aches and fluctuating fever with occasional shivers. We are isolated and under medical care.”

Erica also requested those who came in contact with her to get themselves tested.

“I would like to request those who have come in contact with us in the past week to please get yourself tested,” she emphasised.

Erica is best known for her roles in TV shows such as ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi’ and ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’.

Studies Suggest Measures To Help Children Of Mothers With Depression

New studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan have found that children of mothers in poor mental health risk falling behind in their cognitive development.

However, very small changes may be sufficient to break this correlation. Having plenty of people around them and an available community are two of the most important factors for helping children, in all three countries.

The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Developmental Science’.

“If you improve the mental health of mothers by four per cent, the child wins an entire year in their cognitive development, in statistical terms. Small measures, in other words, can make a big difference in supporting the next generation,” said Gustaf Gredeback, Professor of Developmental Psychology at Uppsala University and Director of the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab, which led the studies.

The research was done through interviews and experimental studies onsite in Bhutan, Turkey and Sweden. In Sweden and Bhutan, 120 families with 9-10 month-old infants participated. In Turkey, 100 families who had fled from Aleppo in Syria participated in the study. They have children between the ages of 6 and 18.

In Sweden, families with small children were the primary participants in the research conducted by Uppsala Child and Baby Lab. In Bhutan, the material was collected in collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health and Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. In Turkey, the studies were done with the help of researchers from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

A common finding for the families in all three countries was that several of the children’s cognitive abilities were impacted by the mental health of their mothers, regardless of whether they were a refugee family in Syria or the family was in a safe environment in Sweden. The child’s intelligence did not seem to have been affected; rather, it was the child’s attentiveness, social understanding and ability to make decisions that were adversely affected.

Individual conditions around the mother can make the situation worse. The impact on the child is greater if the mother has a low level of education, has low social support, feels discriminated against and has fallen in social status.

However, there are also clear initiatives that society can take to improve the mother’s situation and well-being, and in this way reduce the impact on the child: receiving support from her partner, having a large family or a large social network, and that society rallies around and supports the mother.

“All the cultures have aspects that are positive. In Sweden, we have our individualistic environments. We have more gender equality, for example, being able to share parental leave can be a form of relief. At the same time, we have few natural meeting places for relatives and social situations, something that is much stronger in the groups in the other countries,” Gredeback said.

“In Bhutan, an active religious life helps quite a bit. There is a strong connection to religion, and many people participate in religious gatherings several times a week. This gives them routines for regular meetings with others and widespread social support,” Gredeback added.

It is important to note that all the described correlations are statistical, i.e., based on observations between different parts of the studies. The researchers have not yet studied the causality of the correlations by improving the mothers’ mental health in at-risk settings and measuring the effects on the children’s development. That will be the next step after the current correlation studies.

“It inspires hope that apparently only small improvements are needed for the child to revive. In Sweden, we have to work hard to break the isolation, particularly for single mothers. We do not have any social glue. Many lack strong ties to their relatives and have no extended family to share the burden,” Gredeback said.

“We lack continuity in religious rites and do not have many natural contexts to connect to. If we can create more of these opportunities, we can help turn the tide in the cognitive development of many children and offer them better lives,” Gredeback concluded.

Kshitee Jog Pens Adorable Birthday Post For Mother Ujwala Jog

Actress Kshitee Jog is currently rocking the headlines for her debut venture ‘Jhimma’ is receiving rave responses at the box office. The film that was released on November 19 is also cashing in on good word of mouth.

Today, on the occasion of her mother Ujwala jog’s birthday, Kshitee took to her Instagram handle to share an adorably heart-warming birthday post.

Sharing the picture of her mother Ujwala, Kshitee wrote “Happy birthday to the BOSS GIRL…????????????????????????@ujwalajog
I knw u will always have a colourful and adventurous life mommy dearest!!!! Love u to the eternity…????????????????”

On the work front, Kshitee made her debut as a producer with Hemant Dhome ‘Jhimma’. It starred Sonalee Kulkarni, Siddharth Chandekar, Sayali Sanjeev, Nirmiti Sawant, among others.

Sonam Kapoor Misses Mother Sunita Kapoor; Shares Throwback Pic

Actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is extremely missing her mother, Sunita Kapoor.

On Thursday, Sonam took a stroll down memory lane and shared her childhood picture with her mom. In the image, baby Sonam can be seen sitting on her mother’s lap.

“I miss my mama,” she captioned the post.

Reacting to the picture, Sonam’s mother commented, “Miss you so much beta.”

After tying the knot in 2018, Sonam and her husband Anand Ahuja have been living in London’s Notting Hill. Recently, Sonam had come down to Mumbai to attend her sister Rhea Kapoor’s wedding ceremony.

G-Eazy Mourns Death Of His Mother

Rapper and songwriter G-Eazy mourned the death of his mother, whom he called “the definition of super-human,” in a moving tribute posted recently on his social media handle.

The ‘Me, Myself and I’ rapper shared a collection of photos and a voicemail from his late mother, artist Suzanne Olmsted, alongside a moving tribute to “my queen, my hero, my everything… my mom” on Instagram.

Stating that he was in “shock,” G-Eazy explained that his “tears won’t stop” ever since learning she died. G-Eazy (real name Gerald Earl Gillum) didn’t disclose when or how she passed away.

He wrote, “My eyes hurt, my face hurts, my body hurts, everywhere hurts. There’s no safe place to hide and there’s no way to lay, sit, or stand that doesn’t hurt. The pain is enormous.”

However, despite his own grief, he said that knowing his mom was no longer in any pain brought him a sense of “peace.”

Calling Olmsted “the definition of super-human,” G-Eazy said he came to respect and admire his mother’s strength and tenacity as he gradually learned more about her throughout his life.

“What you went through, the pain you endured, and the impossible adversity you faced will stay with me forever, deeply engrained in the fibres of my identity and being. You will always be my biggest inspiration,” he stated.

He also credited her as the catalyst he needed to seek help in his own life, “As deeply as I was worried about you and your physical health, I didn’t realize the extent of just how worried you were about me until you sent me the hardest letter I’ve ever had to read.”

He shared, “Going to treatment for alcohol and drugs was my decision but your letter was what ultimately persuaded me.”

According to E! News, in 2018, the artist was sentenced to two years of probation after being convicted of assault, drug possession and resisting arrest in Sweden. He pled guilty and later said he was “embarrassed and apologetic beyond words about the incident.”

In his Insta post, G-Eazy admitted that “nothing will ever be [easy] moving forward” after his mom’s death. Yet, he found a glimmer of hope by sharing one of her often-used expressions: “one step at a time and don’t look at the summit.”

The rapper and his brother, James Gillum, “have each other to hold and to lean on and that’s all that matters,” he shared, adding, “Our hearts are broken, but they are full of love and gratitude for the life you gave us,” he wrote. “With us always… we love you mom.”

As per E! News, last year, Olmsted wrote on Instagram that being a mom is the “hardest and best job in the world,” saying, “thanks Gerald and James, my life would not be complete with out you both.”

Adnan Sami On Padma Shri: ‘I Dedicate This To My Father-Mother’

From ‘Lift Kara De’, ‘Kabhi Toh Nazar Mila’ to ‘Bhar Do Jholi Meri’, singer Adnan Sami has undoubtedly entertained music lovers with his versatile songs in a career spanning over 25 years, and now getting honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, must be one of the biggest milestones of his life.

On Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind conferred Adnan with the Padma Shri in a ceremony held in Delhi. He received the award in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Considering Adnan’s work, it won’t be right to say that he does not deserve the honour. However, several people got irked when his name was announced to be bestowed with Padma Shri as he’s born in Pakistan.

Adnan applied for Indian citizenship in 2015 and became a citizen of the country in January 2016. November 8, 2021, will always hold a special place in Adnan’s heart as he finally received the prestigious award after facing huge backlash.

Several pictures and videos of him receiving the award from the President have been doing the rounds on the internet. Fans have also sent congratulatory wishes to him on Twitter and Instagram.

“Congratulations Adnan for the award. Thank you for giving us soulful songs,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Proud moment for your family, friends and fans. Good luck,” another one tweeted.

For the special occasion, Adnan chose to wear a black sherwani with golden embroidery around the neck.

After being conferred with Padma Shri, Adnan spoke to ANI and shared that he would like to dedicate the award to his parents.

“Sometimes you don’t have words to express yourself. Thankful to Govt. Thankful to people, nothing is possible without them. I dedicate this to my father-mother. It’s not only an honour but also a responsibility, which I’ll try to carry out well,” he said.

Known as the Sultan of Music, Adnan, who was accompanied by his wife Roya Faryabi at the award ceremony, is considered one of the fastest keyboard players in the world. 

Alia Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt Pens Lovely Birthday Post For Mother Soni Razdan

As actor Soni Razdan turns a year older on Monday, her daughters Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt took to their respective social media handles to share sweet birthday wishes for their “mama”.

Taking to her Instagram handle, Alia posted a priceless throwback picture of her mother and added the caption, “Happy birthday ma. My inspiration and strength for life I wish you every moment of joy, peace and sparkle the world has to offer!!! Love you little mama birdie.”

“Stunning,” Priyanka Chopra Jonas commented.
“Lovely pic,” Manish Malhotra added.

Shaheen took to her Instagram handle and posted a monochrome picture of herself with her “Ma”.
Along with the photo, she penned an elaborate caption in appreciation of her mother.

“There are so many things to value about you but I am consistently amazed by the steadfast love, protection and support you give to those of us lucky enough to be in your care. You have imparted so much wisdom quietly and without ceremony, and those lessons are sometimes easily overlooked. You make us all better and are a gift to everyone who loves you. Thank you for being you. Happy Birthday, Ma,” she wrote.

Several other celebrities including Aahana Kumra, Neetu Kapoor and more wished the veteran star on her birthday.

The actor is all set for her upcoming Netflix’s series ‘Call My Agent: Bollywood’ which also features Rajat Kapoor, Aahana Kumra and Ayush Mehra in the lead roles and includes many star-studded cameos.

A hilarious glimpse into the world of glitz, glamour and drama, the series is set to hit Netflix on October 29.

Esha Deol Pens An Adorable Birthday Message For Mother Hema Malini

As Bollywood’s ‘dream girl’ Hema Malini turned 73 on Saturday, her daughter and actor Esha Deol penned a lovely birthday message on social media.

Taking to her Instagram handle, Esha posted a picture of herself with her mother, wherein the two can be seen holding hands, looking gorgeous in ethnic outfits. Along with the picture, the ‘Dhoom’ actor wrote a heartfelt caption for her ‘mamma’.

The caption read, “Happy birthday mamma! Love you! Stay blessed, happy and healthy. Always by your side through thick and thin, Your Bittu.”

Fans and fellow members of the film industry chimed in their greetings in the comments section.
“Happy birthday,” actor Sanjay Kapoor commented.
“Beautiful mom and daughter. Happy birthday, #dreamgirl,” a fan added.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Esha, who is Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s elder daughter, recently starred in the film ‘Ek Duaa’. She will be next seen sharing screen space with Ajay Devgn in ‘Rudra’.

Shruti Marathe Pens Heartfelt Birthday Wish For Her ‘Aai’

Actress Shruti Marathe is pretty active on social media. The ‘Premsutra’ actress often shares pictures and videos to keep her fans updated about her routine.

Today, on the occasion of her mother’s birthday, Shruti took to her photo-sharing app to share an adorable picture of her mother. Sharing the picture, Shruti wrote, “Happy birthday aai ❤????”

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On the work front, Shruti will be next seen in the historical film ‘Sarsenapati Hambirrao’ with Raqesh Bapat and Gashmeer Mahajani.

While speaking about her character in the film, Shruti had told in an interview “Soyarabai’ is the most misunderstood character and people may say that she was a very negative and grey shade character. If we look from her perspective, I think whatever she did was right and she did it for her son”.

Arjun Kapoor Remembers His Late Mother Mona Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor shared a nostalgic post on Sunday, remembering his late mother Mona Kapoor.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Arjun shared a picture in which he can be seen looking at the sky with a little smile on his face. He penned the caption about how he knows that there is an “angel” watching over him, referring to his late mother who passed away in 2012, battling cancer.
“I always look up and smile cause I know I got an angel watching over me. Love you Maa keep taking care of me please,” he wrote.

Arjun’s sister Anshula Kapoor dropped a string of heart emoticons in the comments section.
Mona was Boney Kapoor’s first wife before the filmmaker married Sridevi, who passed away in 2018. Boney and Mona got divorced in 1996.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Arjun has ‘Ek Villian Returns’ and ‘Kuttey’ in the pipeline.

Andrew Garfield Shares How He Honoured His Late Mother With Upcoming Musical Film

Actor Andrew Garfield recently detailed how he honoured his late mother Lynn Garfield with his upcoming cinematic adaptation of ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Garfield revealed that his mother died of pancreatic cancer ahead of the pandemic and filming his role as Jonathan Larson in the Lin-Manuel Miranda-directorial ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’

In an interview with a leading news outlet, the actor shared that while “every frame, every moment, every breath” of the upcoming movie musical is an attempt at honouring Larson, the American composer and playwright who created ‘Rent’ and died at 35, that even more personally, it’s a tribute to his mother.

“She is someone who showed me where I was supposed to go in my life. She set me on a path,” said Garfield.

“We lost her just before COVID, just before we started shooting, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. So, for me, I was able to continue her song on the ocean and the wave of Jonathan’s songs. It was an attempt to honour him in his unfinished song, and her in her unfinished song, and have them meet,” he added.

The ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ star surmised that his personal connection to loss during filming may also be why he “didn’t want this movie to end,” adding that it was an opportunity to “put my grief into art, into this creative act.”

During the interview, Garfield also detailed his time with his mother as she passed, sharing that he felt lucky to get to read her favourite poems and take care of her, along with his father and brother, in those final days.

He also expressed that while he has lost others close to him before, his mother’s death had an infinitely greater impact on him.

“One’s mother is a different thing. It’s the person that gives you life no longer being here. Nothing can prepare you for that kind of cataclysm,” he said.

The actor added, “For me, everything has changed: Where there was once a stream, there’s now a mountain; where there was once a volcano, there’s now a field. It’s a strange head trip.”

The actor said that while his mother may now be gone, her essence still lives with him “in a way that maybe is even stronger.” But that was a feeling for him that could only come after the acceptance of his loss, which is something he says “our culture” doesn’t give people the tools or framework to do.

“We’re told to be in delusion and denial of this universally binding thing that we’re all going to go through at some point, and it’s fascinating to me that this grand adventure of death is not honoured,” he said.

While Garfield expressed hesitancy in the interview about sharing details around his mother’s passing, he said he ultimately chose to do it because losing one’s parents is a universal experience.

“The privilege of my life has been being there for my mother, being the person that gave her permission when she was ready. We had a very amazing connection, and now an audience will know her spirit in an unconscious way through Jon, which I just find so magical and beautiful,” he said.

Being a mother and professional athlete is challenging but extremely gratifying: Sania Mirza

New Delhi [India]: Ace India tennis star Sania Mirza believes that being a mother and professional athlete is extremely challenging but in the end, it is gratifying. She also believes that “sky is the limit” once one puts their mind and soul into the dream they have.
In an interaction with ANI, Sania opened up on how she sees her run in 2021, hopes from Ankita Raina, the tennis season next year, and much more. “I think being a mother and a professional athlete is very challenging but extremely gratifying. It has taken me a lot of hard work to get into this position of competing at the highest level. I do not really care about the naysayers, but I want to tell young women out there who want to be mothers or are mothers that nothing can stop you if you put your mind to it,” Sania said.
“If you work hard, put in a lot of effort, the sky is the limit. Do not try to kill your own dream just because you have a baby. You can still follow your dream and be a great mother,” she added.
Talking about her 2021 campaign where she represented India in the Tokyo Olympics along with Ankita Raina, Sania said: “I think 2021 has been good, I represented India in my fourth Olympics, I made the finals and semi-finals of tournaments. I have played only five or six tournaments this year so it has been good. At least I have some momentum better than last year and hopefully, I can build on that final I played in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago. Onwards and upwards from there.”
“Olympics is always special, it is always unbelievable to represent your country and that is something I have been able to do for many many years and I feel extremely privileged and grateful to be able to do that. This time it was a bit different because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rules but playing for the country has been the biggest honour,” she added.
The 34-year-old might have played in just two Grand Slams in 2021, but she is looking to play all four next year, as she has some momentum with her now.
“Next year is a long way off but the plan is to play next year. This year I was able to play in only two Grand Slams and it has been difficult to travel and everything. Next year, I hope to have more momentum and play more weeks in the year and hopefully all the Grand Slams of course,” said Sania.
Talking about Ankita Raina, Sania has nothing but good things to say about the player and expects the 28-year-old to make it big soon.
“Ankita is someone who is better than all the girls who are there in the country. She is much better than them, she is competing in the WTA’s on a regular basis, at least in the smaller events. She knows what she needs to do to make that next big jump. Let’s hope she is going to make it sooner rather than later. She is a very disciplined girl, she works very hard. I think that is her biggest strength,” said Sania.
“But having said that, she is 28 years old, let’s hope she is going to make that big jump soon. She is an exciting tennis player and I am hoping the baton can be passed very very soon,” she added.
When asked how important it is to look after one’s mental health in these unprecedented times, Sania said: “Mental health is as important as physical health. I have been saying this all through my career. I cannot stress it enough, I am glad people are finally talking about it. It is not a taboo to have a mental breakdown or to have a mental issue.”
“Mental health needs to be given equal importance as much one gives to physical health. Especially as an athlete, we are under a lot of pressure on a day-to-day basis. When someone like Naomi Osaka takes a step and talks about it, the whole world is going to notice and I am glad that everyone is finally talking about it and there are more and more athletes coming out and talking about the kind of pressure they face. It is okay to not be okay,” she signed off.

Film Fraternity Pays Respects To Akshay Kumar’s Late Mother

Superstar Akshay Kumar’s mother Aruna Bhatia passed away on Wednesday, two days after she was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Mumbai Hospital.

Akshay took to his Twitter handle, to share the sad news of his mother’s demise, expressing his unbearable pain “at the very core” of his existence. After hearing about Akshay’s loss, several members of the film fraternity took to their social media handles to pay their respects to the actor’s late mother.

Actor Parineeti Chopra tweeted, “Sorry to hear about aunty Akshay sir .. We are praying for her and the entire family @akshaykumar.”

Actor Huma S Qureshi wrote on Twitter, ” Sending you prayers and peace Sir. Om Shanti.”

Ajay Devgn condoled his friend and fellow actor’s loss by praying for his mother’s soul.
“Dear Akki, Heartfelt condolences on your mother’s passing away. May Arunaji’s soul find eternal peace. Condolences to you and your family. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.

Actor Dia Mirza also mentioned Akshay’s wife and author Twinkle Khanna while sending prayers and support.
“Deepest condolences @mrsfunnybones @akshaykumar and family. Our prayers and love to you all in this difficult time,” she wrote on Twitter.

Director Madhur Bhandarkar also expressed his condolences for Akshay and his family.
“My deepest condolences to you and your family @akshaykumar #OmShanti,” he tweeted.

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez dropped broken heart and crying face emoticons in the comments section of Akshay’s Instagram post.

Several other members of the film fraternity including Neil Nitin Mukesh, Pooja Bhatt, Nikhil Advani, Manish Malhotra, Urmila Matondkar, Shankar Mahadevan and more paid their condolences for Akshay’s unbearable loss.

Akshay on Monday had returned to India from the UK after learning that his mother was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital.

Akshay Kumar’s Mother Aruna Bhatia Passes Away

Superstar Akshay Kumar’s mother Aruna Bhatia passed away on Wednesday, two days after she was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Mumbai Hospital.

Akshay took to his Twitter handle, to announce the news of his mother’s demise. “She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence. My maa Smt Aruna Bhatia peacefully left this world today morning and got reunited with my dad in the other world. I respect your prayers as I and my family go through this period. Om Shanti.”

In a Tuesday tweet, the ‘Bell Bottom’ star had urged his fans and followers to pray for his mother’s health. “Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom’s health. This is a very tough hour for me and my family. Every single prayer of yours would greatly help,” he wrote.

Akshay on Monday had returned to India from the UK after learning that his mother was admitted to the intensive care unit of Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital. He was shooting for a new film in the UK for the past couple of weeks.

The ‘Pad Man’ star reportedly told his producers to carry on shooting with scenes that do not require his presence.

Esha Deol Pens Special Note For Mother Hema Malini On Teachers’ Day

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, actor Esha Deol penned a special note for her mother and veteran star Hema Malini.

Thanking the Dream Girl of Bollywood for teaching her valuable lessons of life, Esha wrote, “From my first step as a tiny dancer to who I am today as a mother, it’s all because of you. The knowledge, the ethics & the discipline I have learnt from you has always been a blessing for me. My mother, My first teacher.” Alongside the message, Esha posted two pictures. The first image is from Esha’s childhood. In that particular image, we can see Esha sitting on Hema’s lap. The second photograph features the mother-daughter duo sharing smiles with each other.

The ‘Dhoom’ fame actor’s post has garnered several likes and comments.
“Beautiful post,” a fan commented.
“Mothers are the best teachers,” another one wrote.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Esha, who is is Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s elder daughter, recently starred in ‘Ek Duaa’ film. She will be next seen sharing screen space with Ajay Devgn in ‘Rudra’.

Siddharth Jadhav Pens Birthday Wish For Mother Mandakini Jadhav

Marathi cinema’s comedy king Siddharth Jadhav enjoys a good fan following on social media. The ‘Simmba’ star often shares pictures and videos on Instagram to keep his fans entertained.
Today, on the occasion of his mother Mandakini Jadhav’s birthday, Siddharth took to his photo-sharing app to wish his mother ‘Happy Birthday’ with an adorable throwback picture.

Siddharth wrote “Happy birthday ..Aai.. Mrs. Mandakini Ramchandra Jadhav…your smile …This is the real income of my life … and I am ready to work all my life to earn this income …
Love youuu aaye …”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Siddharth was last seen in Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe’. It also starred Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda, Disha Patani, Prabhu Deva, Atul Agnihotri and Gautam Gulati in pivotal roles.

Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol Pen Heartfelt Birthday Wishes For Their Mother

On the occasion of their mother’s birthday, siblings Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol took to their respective social media accounts to extend their heartfelt greetings to her.

“Happy Birthday Mama. #mama,” Sunny posted on Instagram.
Alongside the note, Sunny posted an adorable picture of him hugging his mom Prakash Kaur.


Bobby, too, treated his fans with a loved-up image of him posing with his mother and captioned it with, “Happy Birthday MAA love you.”

Other celebrities including Bipasha Basu, Huma S Qureshi and Chunky Panday among others also poured in sweet wishes for Prakash Kaur.

For the unversed, veteran star Dharmendra married Prakash Kaur in 1953 when he was yet to make his Bollywood debut. Apart from Sunny and Bobby, Dharmendra also has two daughters Vijeta and Ajeita with his first wife.

Janhvi Kapoor Shares Pic With Mother Sridevi On Her 58th Birth Anniversary

Remembering her late mother Sridevi on what would have been her 58th birth anniversary, Bollywood actor Janhvi Kapoor shared a priceless throwback picture from her family album on social media.

Taking to Instagram, Janhvi posted an adorable candid picture with the late legendary actor that captures both of them sharing a hearty laugh. “Happy birthday Mumma. I miss you. Everything is for you, always, every day. I love you,” the ‘Dhadak’ actor captioned the post with a red heart emoticon.

The heart-touching post was flooded with comments as fans and fellow celebrities from the film industry paid tribute to the iconic star. Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, in Dubai, where she had gone to attend a family wedding.

Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan in 1963, she was known for her iconic roles in Hindi movies like ‘Chandni’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Mr India’, ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Nagina’, ‘Sadma’ and ‘English Vinglish’ among many more.
The Padma Shri awardee had also made a mark with her extraordinary performances in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. Her last film was ‘Mom’, for which she also received the Best Actress National Award, posthumously.

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