Kajol Opens Up About Her Father Opposing Her Marrying So Young, Says Her Mother Supported Her

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Helicopter Eela actor Kajol revealed how her father Shomu Mukherjee opined against her decision to get married when she was just 24. Although she has been happily married to husband Ajay Devgn for almost two decades, she said her father wanted her to work more before tying the knot. “My mother made me independent, and my daughter is as independent as I am. She is [liberated] in her opinions,” she told Mid Day.

The ever-charming Kajol managed to make her mark in Bollywood in the 90s, with a string of blockbusters. Admired for her acting skills, Kajol told  Mid Day that her mother never sidelined her gut feelings and told her to do exactly what she wanted to do. Kajol, a mother of two – Nayasa and Yug, has been actively involved with a children’s education NGO called Shiksha.

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“I didn’t have to face patriarchy. Or maybe I faced it without realising, because I can be oblivious in some situations,” the actor said.

Earlier too, she had appeared on Neha Dhupia’s chat show No Filter Neha and told the host, “Nobody wanted us to get married besides his family and my family.” She had claimed that her dad stopped talking to her for a week “when I told him I wanted to get married.”


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“He was just like why do you want to get married, you’re so young and your career is doing so well,” said the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge actress, who is currently spending time with her daughter Nysa in Singapore. “Ajay and I were very different people, so lots of people had reservations as to what we would be like as a couple and we were not very social even then. Not a lot of people had met us together or knew what we were like together,” she added.

“We have survived because both of us have worked through it together and we have two kids,” she said.

Earlier, talking about dealing with miscarriages, Kajol told Humans Of Bombay that she was pregnant during Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, released in 2001, but she miscarried. “I was in the hospital that day the film had done so well, but it wasn’t a happy time.” She revealed she had another miscarriage after that and “it was tough.”

“But eventually it worked out we had Nysa & Yug & our family’s complete. We’ve been through so much we’ve formed our own company, Ajay’s on his 100th film & every day we’re building something new,” she said.


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Kajol’s upcoming film Tribhanga is releasing on Netflix on January 15. It also stars Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar in lead roles. Renuka Shahane has directed and written the film.

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