Alia doesn’t need my ap­proval: Soni

Soni Raz­dan says she is not a para­noid mother and be­lieves in giv­ing her daugh­ters, Alia and Sha­heen Bhatt, enough space

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor-di­rec­tor Soni

Raz­dan (above) seems to be the best mother that one can ask for. She lets her daugh­ters, Alia Bhatt (24) and Sha­heen Bhatt (29), be the way they want and isn’t wor­ried about the men in their lives or their plans to get mar­ried. Rather, Soni gives more im­por­tance to the fact that both her daugh­ters are con­tent with what they are do­ing.

“Like ev­ery mother, I also want Alia and Sha­heen to be happy. What­ever they do, they should feel sat­is­fied do­ing it. I’m not a para­noid mother, who will push them to set­tle down. Mar­riage will hap­pen, when they are ready to take the plunge. They are grownup enough to de­cide what would work best for them. I want them to be happy and set­tled as in­di­vid­u­als first. They should find their groove in life, es­pe­cially at a time when so much is hap­pen­ing all around,” she says, adding that she and her hus­band, film­maker Ma­hesh Bhatt, are al­ways there for their daugh­ters.

On ru­mours that Alia is dat­ing Stu­dent of The Year (2012) co-star Sid­harth Mal­ho­tra, Soni says, “Alia is big enough to take her own de­ci­sions. Alia now lives in a sep­a­rate house. She can make her in­de­pen­dent choice. Also, I am not some­one who will grill them about ev­ery­thing. There are some nice boys around and they can be with any­one. Varun (Dhawan) and Sid­harth are both so lovely. If Alia is re­ally close to them, then there shouldn’t be any prob­lem.” Soni, who has been a part of films such as Saaransh (1984), Sadak (1991), Sir (1993) and Love Breakups Zindagi (2011), also feels that fall­ing in love is very com­mon and healthy. “Two sin­gle, young souls can fall in love, what’s the big deal? Rather it’s a good thing,” she adds.

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR / HT

Sha­heen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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