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Cheers to TV moms
Amrita Mulchandani, TNN | May 8, 2011, 12.00am IST
Change is the order of the day. Even on television.
While prime time dailies might have graduated from saas-bahu tearjerkers in urban setups to stories about small town and rural India
, but our telly moms too have evolved over the years. The docile and timid figure whose responsibility ended after she had dished out yummy delicacies and who had no qualms about staying in the periphery without interfering in family matters has been replaced by a strong, independent spirited woman who balances home and work place responsibilities comfortably. Today's small screen moms are vibrant, vocal and equal partners. Here's a quick look at some women who've made an impact in their screen mom role play.
Nausheen Ali Sardar
(Santosh Poddar in Beend Banoongaa Ghodi Chadhunga)
Santosh is a new age mom who's rooted firmly in traditional beliefs and norms. A caring and loving woman, she is a bundle of contradictions. Even as she supports women's education, she doesn't approve of working women. A grey character, Santosh is a strong personality who has a say in her son's life which in turn shapes the storyline. "It is a great role. I am not a typical mom who is just supporting her kids but is strong headed. She has her own set of beliefs and values and thinks she's right," says Nausheen.