‘Easier being an actor than a mom’
Bollywood star Kajol, who has two kids Nysa and Yug, says parenting is a full-time job
Being a mother is difficult because you have to be mentally aware, be 100% there with your children at every moment KAJOL, ACTOR
Acting is a demanding profession. What’s more taxing? Being a mother, says Kajol (above). The 42-year-old actor loves to spend time with her children — daughter Nysa (13) and son Yug (6) — that she has with husband, actor Ajay Devgn, but agrees that parenting requires absolute dedication.
“It is easier being an actress than a mother. Being a mother is difficult because it’s a full time job, you have to be mentally aware, be 100% there with your children at every moment. You learn new things from your kids every day even in the process of teaching them,” says Kajol, who last starred in the film, Dilwale (2015), alongside Shah Rukh Khan.
Are the kids interested in following their parents’ footsteps into Bollywood? Kajol says Nysa is too young to decide what she wants to do when she grows up. For now, the teenager is going through a “no homework” phase, and is content with that. “Nysa has no aspirations towards anything right now because she is too young. She is right now leaning towards no homework and vegetating on the sofa. She is in that space and enjoying,” says Kajol.
The actor admits that parents have to be careful with how they treat their kids, and keep altering their attitude towards them. But one thing’s a must — having faith in their upbringing. “You have to believe you’ve done a good job so far, start trusting them to make the right decision,” says Kajol.
Recalling her personality during childhood, she shares that she was never star-struck or shy. “Maybe because I came from a film family, I was never nervous, shy or blushed in front of celebrities. I was pretty much okay with most people,” she says.