Mumbai: Mother’s Day Quotes from Sony SAB Artists*
Shubhashish Jha aka Jijaji from Jijaji Chhat Parr Koii Hai:
“My mother is a very strong-willed person and I have imbibed her sense of discipline and self-belief. Every year on Mother’s Day, I would usually send her flowers, a cake, or any gift that I feel would bring a smile on her face and she would enjoy. She has always guided me and the best advice that I have received from her is to stay grounded and composed irrespective of the changes that might occur in life and I often reflect upon this.
One of my fondest memories with her dates back to the time when I used to accompany her to a Stationery shop on Sunday mornings and those trips were fascinating and fun-filled because my mother would buy me stationery items, some toys, and goodies. She rarely asks for anything, that’s why during our conversations I take note of things that she might mention which could be of her interest. At times if I get her a particular gadget, I make sure I get things set up and help her understand how to use it. Being not so tech-savvy, she is often reluctant to learn, and I find this very cute. This year we’ll need to celebrate Mother’s Day in innovative ways and I’m working on making a special montage video for her.”
Sayantani Ghosh aka Daljeet Bagga from Tera Yaar Hoon Main:
“Since I was a little girl, my mother has always taught me a sense of independence, which has made me a very independent and strong woman of today’s time. I don’t believe in celebrating any occasion for a day, other than birthdays. I believe in making people feel special throughout the year by doing little-little things for them and stay connected.
My mother was my first best friend while growing up and is still my Ludo partner. She is very forgiving and always tends to look at the brighter side of things, and the credit for my compassionate nature goes to her. I usually send her a bouquet or try my hands at cooking a meal for her to make her feel special. This year, we won’t be meeting, so I plan to send her a cake and flowers and wishes with lots of love and good health.”*
Yukti Kapoor aka Karishma Singh from Maddam Sir:
“I believe every child is close to their mother, especially girls. My mother is a beautician by profession, and I have learned a lot from her. The best advice that I have received from my mother is that we are in this world for a short time, and we should decide ourselves to spend it happily or by being sad. She always forgives everyone quickly, and I have imbibed this quality from her.
Since childhood, I have seen her working and handling family simultaneously with a smile on her face. So, I have learned that we should face life fearlessly and strongly, and with a wide smile irrespective of the situation. She is my best friend and has always advised me to live in the moment and do what makes my heart happy. One of my favorite childhood memories is that she made me wear boy’s clothes and cut my hair short, even though I always wanted to be dressed up as a girl.
Usually, I make sure to cook a nice meal for her and she is also very fond of gold jewellery, so I keep gifting her that along with cake and flowers. She also likes to decorate the house, so for interiors too, I have planned to give her a dream catcher.”
Megha Chakraborty aka Garima from Kaatelal & Sons:
“From making me understand the value and importance of a family to help me believe in that institution, my mother has taught me all. I strongly feel we should celebrate Mother’s Day every day and make her feel special daily.
My mother has always advised me to be very respectful towards elders and be honest with work. She has instilled in me the idea of standing up against any injustice happening around, especially with animals. She has made countless sacrifices, and I can’t thank her enough for it. My fondest memory goes back to the days of winters when she would lend her warm slippers while waking me up so that I don’t have to put my feet on cold flooring. I got her kitchen and house renovated recently, and she was
delighted. My mother runs a small NGO back in Kolkata and very actively looks after and takes care of the strays.”