Mother’s Day Special: Actors who followed mom’s footsteps
Like moms, like sons
By Natalia Ningthoujam (IANS)
Date: Sat, May 10, 2014 09:50:49 GMT
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Saif Ali Khan-Sharmila Tagore
On Mother’s Day, May 11, we take a look at some of the Bollywood actors who preferred to follow their mom’s profession rather than their dad’s. Who says it’s a man’s world.
Actors like Saif Ali Khan and Mohnish Bahl didn't find cricket or the Indian Navy as enticing as the acting world. They chose to step into the shoes of different characters and face the arclights like their star mothers Sharmila Tagore and Nutan instead of pursuing their father's professions.
On the occasion of Mother's Day on May 11, IANS lists some of the star kids who followed their mom's footsteps:
Saif Ali Khan: The son of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and "Kashmir Ki Kali" star Sharmila Tagore made his acting debut in 1992 with "Parampara". He didn't taste instant success like his mother, who delivered many hits like "Aradhana" and "Amar Prem" after her superhit debut "Kashmir Ki Kali". For long, he was best known for his supporting roles in films like "Kya Kehna", "Dil Chahta Hai", "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein" and "Kal Ho Naa Ho".
It was only in 2004 that many saw him as an actor who can carry a film on his own shoulders instead of relying on another star to make a film a blockbuster. "Hum Tum" not only made many filmmakers offer him lead roles but also won him the National Award for his role in the romantic comedy. Today, Saif, who has also acted with his mom in films like "Eklavya: The Royal Guard" and "Aashiq Awara", is a sought-after actor and a producer.