'It is difficult being a mother'

'It is difficult being a mother'

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'It is difficult being a mother'
Bollywood actor Kajol says her daughter Nysa is too young to decide if she wants to follow the footsteps of her parents and become an actor.

Kajol says that her 13-year-old daughter is going through a phase of  “no homework” and is not really thinking about anything else. “She has no aspirations for anything right now because she is too young. She is right now leaning towards no homework and vegetating on the sofa. She is in that space and enjoying and acting isn’t on her mind,” said Kajol.

Kajol, who also has a six-year-old son Yug with actor husband Ajay Devgn, says though she loves being a mother, it is easier being an actor than a parent as it is a full-time job which requires absolute dedication.

“It is easier being an actor than a mother. It is difficult (being a mother) because it is a full-time job. You have to be mentally aware and be 100 percent there with your children at every moment. You learn new things from your kids everyday even in the process of teaching them,” she says.

The 42-year-old actor says when kids are growing up, the attitude of the parents has to change towards them. “Over the years, the kids don’t change so much as your attitude towards them has to change. You have to start believing in your upbringing after a point. You have to believe you’ve done a good job so far; start trusting them to make the right decision.”

As a kid, however, Kajol says she was never star-struck or shy because she comes from a family of actors herself. “Maybe, because I came from a family of actors, I was never nervous, shy or blushed in front of celebrities. That’s my personality. I was pretty okay with most people. I never had the sense of being star-struck.”
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