I didn’t want Sanah to be an actor: Supriya Pathak
Sanah was just five when she told me about her desire to become an actor. I was shocked
Supriya Pathak, actor
She may be proud of her daughter Sanah (above, right) for making a confident debut with Shaandaar, but actor
Supriya Pathak (above, left) says she was not willing to let Sanah choose acting as her profession. The 54-year-old actor, who has been in the showbiz for the past three decades, said she did not want her to go through the stress and frustration that comes with being an actor.
“I didn’t want Sanah to be an actor. I think the only thing wrong about our profession is the frustration you go through, when you don’t have work, when you are going up or down. I am sure it is there in other professions as well, but I know better about my profession,” says Pathak.
However, the Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela actor got convinced when Sanah reasoned with her saying stress comes with every profession. “She was just five when she told me about her desire to become an actor. I was shocked. But she eventually put it very nicely and said, ‘Mom even if I become a doctor I will be going through the same thing. So, why not do what I love doing.’ I realised then that if she wants to do it she should be allowed to.” Surpiya feels she and her husband actor Pankaj Kapur have given their daughter the perfect upbringing and are confident that she can take care of herself. “We know she can be by herself. She is a hardworking girl, because that has been inculcated into her through her father. She is a very strong person and her values are correct,” she said.