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This was my first Mother's Day as a mother, and I was oh-so-emotional when I looked at my three little ones. I was already thinking when they will grow up and wish me on this day. Only when one becomes a mother does one appreciate one's own mother, who I sheepishly realized we tend to take for granted. Otherwise I am having so much fun with my babies, Czar, Diva and Anya. Films and fame seem so insignificant, and going to the studios is the last thing on my mind today. Being with my kids is such a wonderful feeling that I just cannot describe it in words. I have decided not to work for a year and spend all the time with my babies as the first year is the time when mother and child bond. This also includes no parties and no socializing! Why, I have not even attended any of the IPL matches, because I cannot think of spending so many hours away from them. As for Jo Jeeta Wahi Superstar I agreed to do the show because I shoot for it only one day in a month.
I am enjoying my babies a lot more because I have so much help who can do the manual work. I seriously think mothers should not feel guilty about not doing stuff like cleaning babies and changing nappies. Which child remembers who changes their diapers? At least I don't. I only remember the quality time I spent with my mom. Remember there is no such thing as a perfect mother, just give your kids all the love and warmth you can.
Everyone tells me that the mothers I have portrayed in my two films Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om were archetypal and over-dramatic. But now that I am a mother myself, I think that Kirron Kher's character (excluding the drama bit) in OSO is very real. Like her I am trying to feed my kids the whole day! And I have seen Kirron doing he same thing off-screen too. She is always after Sikandar enquiring about his meals! The relationship she shared with her son on-screen was very informal and lovely and the right blend of being mother and friend, and I hope to have the same with my kids!
I think all Indian men are mamma's boys. I can already see it in my son Czar. He clings the maximum to me... and I love it! Diva, like her name, throws the maximum tantrums! I love to hug and cuddle them all, as it is an important way of bonding with our children, so please do not hesitate to get physically close to yours children. Shirish and I even plan to take them along on the sets once I start working and spend as much time as we can together