Kajol reveals reaction of Ajay Devgn’s mother on being asked why ‘doesn’t she call you mummy?'
- Kajol said Veena would respond 'very proudly'
- Ajay's mother and Kajol have a close relationship
- In February, the actor celebrated her birthday with a sweet Instagram post
Kajol appreciated Ajay Devgan's mother, Veena Devgan, for allowing her and her son to grow their relationship naturally. When asked how she went from calling her mother-in-law 'aunty' to 'mummy ji,' the actor told Twinkle Khana that she did not do so overnight. Kajol said Veena would respond 'very proudly' when her friends questioned why the actor didn't call her 'mummy' or 'maa'. Kajol expressed her admiration for Veena for it.
“Fortunately for me, my mother-in-law has given me the time and space. I know for a fact that we used to sit and her friends would come over. Her friends would be like, ‘Arre, woh tumhe mummy nahi bulati hai? Maa nahi bulati hai (Doesn’t she call you mummy or mother)?’ And my mother-in-law would turn around very proudly and say that, ‘Woh jab maa bolegi na, dil se niklega, dimaag se nahi niklega (When she calls me mother, it would be from the heart and not because she has to)’,” she said.
“I was so heartened and touched that she is giving me that time to grow into whoever I am supposed to be, that she is giving me that space. I really respect her for that, my respect for her has deepened after that,” she added.
Ajay's mother and Kajol have a close relationship. In February, the actor celebrated her birthday with a sweet Instagram post. “Happy birthday to my partner in crime and crab for the last 22 years. Aapki hansi kabhi kam na ho (May you always continue to smile). #motherbylaw #mominspirit,” she wrote.
After a four-year relationship, Ajay and Kajol tied the knot on February 24, 1999. They have two children: Nysa, a daughter, and Yug, a son.
While it is unclear what projects Kajol has been handling lately, rumour has it that she and Shah Rukh Khan could reunite for Rajkumar Hirani’s new project. According to India Today’s reports, the iconic duo will team for a social comedy, which will also star Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee and Boman Irani.