Originally posted by psawyer
As per mums and step-mums - I think that though Priya's mum is more inclined towards Aisha, I don't think she is a step mum for Priya. To me it seemed that (and this is only based on one episode, so I could be way wrong here) she had probably given up on Priya as she probably didn't want to be Miss "Bhubaneswar" like her mother, or Miss Mumbai, AND she did not get married in "the right time". She belittles Priya's job as just a "tuition class" when Priya corrects her that it is more than that.
It gave me the vibe of Elizabeth and Mrs Bennett from Pride and Prejudice - Mrs Bennett did not hate her daughter, but since Elizabeth was least interested in marriage and/or frivolous things, she could not relate to her and instead focused on the younger girls.
As I say, I could be wrong and she could be a stepmother - but Ram's mother seems the likely candidate for that, and two step-mothers in one show would be over the top, and would not exactly set the right example of stepmothers, as not all of them are EK-style.
@bold--- WORD! i seemed to draw that parallel between the characters as well.
Priya's mum doesn't seem like the stereotypical "evil" vamp-mum, she is just indifferent. it won't be right to say that she doesn't love her daughter Priya right now because we haven't heard much from her end. It could be that she might have been equally doting mother to Priya but when Priya seemed to show different interests in life (that is not being a model and such), she might have grown aloof from her daughter. Sometimes, some parents seem to pay more attention to the child through whom they seem to live their dreams than the other child. And this could be it in Priya's case as well.
@Ram's step mum--- first of all, bad choice of actress to play a step mum of a 40 year old man. She looks more like a sister to him than mother and then to hear him call her out "maa" is just weird.
Edited by Ramy25 - 30 May 2011 at 1:22pm