Raveena Tandon shares a great rapport with her son-in-law. Here's proof!
The age-defying diva was just 21 when she decided to adopt two young girls in 1995. At the time of adoption, Pooja was 8 and Chayya was 11.
Actor Raveena Tandon is making her comeback on the big screen with her new movie Maatr. And while her performance is being lauded by critics, it is her novel thoughts and progressive thinking that has caught the attention of many.
In a recent interview Tandon shared that she would advise people to adopt rather than go for surrogacy.
"I advise adoption over surrogacy. I believe that making someone a part of your life through adoption provides a deeper sense of gratification," shared the mum-of-four.
For the uninitiated, the age-defying diva was just 21 when she decided to adopt two young girls in 1995. At the time of adoption, Pooja was 8 and Chayya was 11.
Raveena's relationship with her son-in-law
Today, both the girls are married and well settled in life and their grand wedding was of course a very important event in mum Raveena's life.
And by Raveena's own admission her relationship with her son-in-law is not what most people expected.
In fact, it's better than expected! Yes, that's correct.
Raveena who also has two biological kids, Rasha, 12, and Ranbir, 9, shared that all her kids loved her new movie, especially her son-in-law who is very open and close to her.
Son-in-law sends Raveena a special message
"My older daughter is in South Africa so she's waiting for the June global release because we're having a premiere in Los Angeles and then in June it will release globally. My younger daughter went to see it last night in Goa as she is settled there. She had called me but I couldn't pick up as I was watching a match at Wankhede with my children but my son-in-law messaged me saying, 'Kickass movie, literally. Pun intended. Kickass performance.' (laughs). They both really liked it," she shared.
My three daughters are my best friends
Just as any regular mum, Raveena is also extremely close to her adoptive daughters and she left no stone unturned to help them stand on their own feet and organise the best wedding.
In fact, after Chayya's wedding Raveena revealed, “My daughters are my best friends. I remember, when I got married, they were the ones who sat in the car and led me to the mandap. And now, I got the chance to walk them down the aisle. It is such a special feeling.”
Her humble upbringing and humility has surely trickled down to her kids who are in no way flashy or seen incessantly on social media.
In fact, Raveena says that her parenting style is quite normal and middle class and she wants her daughters to be strong and independent.
Raveena's unique parenting style
"I never taught them to be timid. In fact, I have asked them to fight back. Are we supposed to walk in this fear all the time? This has to change somewhere, so I also want to be part of the noise that makes that change," she shares.
Well, her novel views prove that while Raveena may not have aged a day, but her thinking is extremely mature and she is a great icon for many women.
She has not just shed light on the importance of adoption but also in her own way brought out the various lessons we must teach our girls, if we want them to be strong and independent.
3 lessons that can help our girls become strong and independent
- Don't be a damsel in distress: A girl doesn't have to be a damsel in distress. Instead, she can just be a strong damsel who doesn't need a Prince Charming to help her in distress. Enroll your daughters in self-defense classes, to not just boost their confidence, but also to help them be more aware and to protect their own selves.
- Empower yourself with progressive thoughts: We must also teach our girls to not discriminate against anybody based on caste, creed, sex or religion and not in the constitutional sense. Lead by example and explain why we must respect everybody's life choices.
- Uplift other women: This is an important life-lessons we must teach our girls. As opposed to taking criticism by the same gender as negative, we must take it as constructive feedback and work to better ourselves.
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