The Bollywood actor, who has been named ‘Mighty Mother’ ahead of Mother’s Day, says she is careful about the content that her children watch on the small screen as these are learning years for them
Green Gold Animation, the makers of children’s shows Chhota Bheem and Mighty Raju have decided to honour Kajol with a ‘Mighty Mother’ award ahead of Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday.
One to give foremost priority to her children – daughter Nysa, 11, and son Yug, three, Kajol tends to watch the two shows with her children once in a while. “As a mother, you can’t help but be inducted into this world. I feel it begins with curiosity as to what is your child watching followed by a bit of the motherly instinct to monitor and finally you are a part of their world,” said the 39-year-old, who is married to actor Ajay Devgn.
While admitting that once parents know what these characters are up to, it enables them to have full-length conversations about them. “I’m mostly around them when they are watching TV. I may be doing my stuff but I keep an eye on what they are watching and in the process do end up watching a couple of episodes (of the shows). I also have a dos and don’ts channel and programme list, so even if I’m not by them, they are well monitored. I believe as a parent one has to be strict and to lay down certain guidelines. So my kids are well within the boundaries that I set for them.”
“These are learning years for them, they pick up fast and will retain what they learn now. So, in a way its a sensitive age, so you have to be very careful of what is watched or read,” said the doting mother. Now, a film titled Mighty Raju: Rio Calling, inspired by the show, is ready. In spirit, Kajol is quite excited about it.