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'Being a mother has been most important thing for me'

By Rediff Movies
February 26, 2020 17:18 IST
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Photograph: Kind courtesy Ekta Kapoor/Instagram

Karisma Kapoor, who is making her digital debut with ALTBalaji and ZEE5 web series Mentalhood, says the show was able to resonate with her because it puts the spotlight on a mother.

The actress feels nothing is more important to her than being a mother to her two children and she is confident that the series will able to connect with women all over the country.

"When Ekta (Kapoor) approached me for the show and I heard the story, I couldn't say no. The script is so relevant today. Being a mother has been the most important thing for me. All my awards on one side and my children on the other. My entire career on one side, my kids on the other," the 45-year-old actor said.

"When I heard the script and what it teaches you... It's so relevant to so many mothers and women out there that I just couldn't say no," she added.

Karisma said the show aims to entertain but at the same time, it also addresses relevant issues like surrogacy and bullying.

"There's a meaning, a learning behind the show. Each episode has a message for everyone. Even men watching it would say 'Oh my God! I didn't realise this.' We deal with bullying, gender, exam fever and surrogacy. It's actually entertainment with a learning which is so beautiful," the actor said.


At the show's launch, Karisma and Ekta spoke fondly about their childhood memories:

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Photograph: Kind courtesy Sandhya Mridul/Instagram

Directed by Karishma Kohli, Mentalhood also stars Shilpa Shukla, Shruti Seth, Dino Morea, Sandhya Mridul, Tillotama Shome and Sanjay Suri.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Sandhya Mridul/Instagram

Sandhya Mridul brings her mother along.


Photograph: Kind courtesy Sandhya Mridul/Instagram

Mentalhood starts streaming from March 11.

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