Legendary Moms of Bollywood - Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia, who started her career at the mere age of 16 as a leading female actress, now continues her legacy in Bollywood with various enactments of the role of a mother.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 7:30:35 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Dimple Kapadia, who started her career at the mere age of 16 as a leading female actress, now continues her legacy in Bollywood with various enactments of the role of a mother. Of recent times, she was seen in movies such as Dabangg, Patiala House and Cocktail, all of which put another feather in her already stuffed cap.

In Dabangg (2010), Dimple played the role of Naini Devi, Salman Khan's mother. Although a motherly figure, she was portrayed as a weak character in the movie who did not last til the end but exited in a strong manner nonetheless. She had a pretty small role, that of a typical housewife cum mother, dressed in completely traditional sarees too. But her heart ultimately lied with her sons, despite her not being able to project it strongly and it was her untimely death that fueled the story on. However, despite her limited presence, Dimple's acting received criticism from various reviews; some praised her positively and others in a negative notion.

Her next movie was Patiala House (2011) in which she played Mrs. Kahlon, mother of Akshay Kumar, with the latter aspiring to become a cricketer. Dimple is shown to be supportive to her husband throughout the movie, and even goes against her son in order to prove to be a "good" wife. However, later on in the movie, she stands with the truth once she sees that her son is in need of moral support. From this point on, her character is of a strong mother who is firm in her stand in supporting her son, until he reigns victorious. Dimple was praised for portraying the role of a wife cum mother of a typical Indian Punjabi cultural family settled outside of India. 
Recently, Dimple was seen in Cocktail (2012), alongside Boman Irani, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and newcomer, Diana Penty. Dimple's role stood out in this movie as she helped Saif and Diana's characters come together by bringing them to the realiziation of their love for one another and getting them married. This role of hers was a complete contrast to the other two roles that she played the previous movies. In this flick, it was all about Dimple's young heart, her beautiful looks and her brilliant comedy; which undoubtedly added the perfect flavor to Cocktail. With this, Dimple proved herself yet again that not only can she  do films that portray her as a serious character, but also movies that show her other side of being charming and joyous.
Dimple Kapadia is definitely climbing the success ladder once again, with all the motherly roles that she has recently been portraying in numerous super hit flicks. BollyCurry wishes her all the best in her future endeavors and hope to see more acting prowess from her soon.
Writers: Saraa K & Fariha L.
Editors: Sonia R. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Preet K.

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