New Delhi: Veteran actor Sridevi, who with her last movie English Vinglish made a huge impact on the audience, will complete 50 years in the cine...
New Delhi: Veteran actor Sridevi, who with her last movie English Vinglish made a huge impact on the audience, will complete 50 years in the cine world, with her 300th movie 'MOM'.
Sharing her experiences of over five decades in the big bad world of Bollywood, the superstar of yesteryears said, "In my journey of gains and loses, as an actor I have sacrificed a lot.
I could not lead a normal life, like at home, I was very normal with my family, but I could not go to the school and college.
I was busy working, but at the same time, I gained a lot.
" On being asked about the characters that she has portrayed, Sridevi replied, "As an actor, it is never enough.
A writer can create many roles for an actor, there is a lot to be done.
" Talking about her movie, the actor said that she was totally disconnected from the family, while being on the sets.
"I never thought about my kids and husband while shooting for 'MOM'.
I only communicated with my director and I must say it was a very satisfying experience.
I was completely disconnected from everyone else," she said.
The talented actor further said, "For three months, I did not speak to Boney as a husband.
I used to greet him good morning and after pack up, I used to wish him goodnight- that's all we spoke.
That was the only conversation I had with him.
" The actor prefers being a friend to her daughters-Jhanvi and Khushi, rather than being a strict mother.
"The mother-children relationship these days is very different from what it was when I was a kid.
I can't expect my kids to be the way I was with my mom.
"I am sometimes a strict mother, but my children don't give me any chance to be strict with them.
We are more like friends with each other.
Nowadays, our kids teach us.
But as a parent, we do want them to be safe," she added.
Adding to the conversation, 'MOM' producer and Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor said, "Over a period of time, we have realised that it is important for us to understand our children and not to force them to follow any rules.
" He further said, "Today's generation is different.
We need to understand their mind-set as they perceive life differently.
There have been moments when me and Sri have sat and discussed that it would be better for us to understand them rather than making them understand our views.