‘My son is cu­ri­ous about my star­dom’

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh

Ac­tor Shilpa Shetty Kundra (left) is a dot­ing mother and fondly talks about her five-year-old son Vi­aan (right). Hav­ing a fa­mous ac­tor as your mother can be over­whelm­ing for any child, and the 42-year-old says that her son is still try­ing to un­der­stand the con­cept of fame. “As a child, Vi­aan has no sense of why peo­ple are com­ing to take pic­tures of me. He still doesn’t know what it means to be fa­mous. But, I can see that he has now grad­u­ally started to get his head around it. Now he is like, ‘mama you are fa­mous’,” says Shilpa. The ac­tor also adds that Vi­aan has many ques­tions about her be­ing an ac­tor and he of­ten asks her why other chil­dren at his school call her by her name—shilpa Shetty. “When­ever he sees me on the tele­vi­sion, he knows that I am fa­mous. His friends call me Shilpa Shetty and he of­ten gets cu­ri­ous and asks, ‘why do they call you Shilpa Shetty?’. It’s won­der­ful to in­ter­act with chil­dren. They come up the most in­ter­est­ing ques­tions,” says Shilpa (laughs). The ac­tor, who is busy with her pro­duc­tion house, of­ten trav­els for work. She says that she is glad that nowa­days it’s so easy to con­nect with her fam­ily when she is on a trip, thanks to amaz­ing tech­nol­ogy. “Thank God for phones, where you can see your child. I don’t think, I would be able to work with­out it. I think, be­ing a mother is the best role that I have played so far,” she adds.

As a child, Vi­aan has no sense of why peo­ple are com­ing to take pic­tures of me. He still doesn’t know what it means to be fa­mous SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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