Twinkle pays an ode to her mom Dimple on Mother's Day

Wednesday 13th May 2020 05:37 EDT

In her latest editorial column, Twinkle Khanna wrote about her bond with her mother, actor Dimple Kapadia, and daughter Nitara. Mentioning how life with her mom could sometimes be a little too much to handle, she said, “I clearly recall more than one occasion when I almost had to sit on my hands so that I would not end up strangling my mother. Like the time, she said my newly done highlights looked like someone had spat paan on my head. She said it as a joke but her criticism, even light-hearted, would sting.”

She, however, added that she developed a new respect for her own mother after she became a mother herself. She wrote, “I know that like most daughters, my self-worth for the longest time and partially even now, is based firmly on what I perceive as my mother's notion of me...I try to help my daughter rejoice in her strengths, build confidence, integrity and fearlessness while also throwing a few vegetables down her throat. But I know I will still slip up inadvertently.”

Twinkle also raised a toast to the “perfectly imperfect” mothers. In a video message posted on her social media, she said, “I am going to tell you what mother's really want for Mother's Day or what at least I want for Mother's Day. I want to be free of all responsibilities for an entire day. I don't want anyone to ask me any questions.”

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