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Cheers to TV momsAmrita 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out yummy delicacies and who had no qualms about staying in the periphery without interfering in family matters has been replaced by a strong, independent spirited woman who balances home and work place responsibilities comfortably.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.
(Bharti Gandhi in Preet Se Bandhi Yeh Dori... Ram Milaayi Jodi
Hard as nails, dominating, assertive yet beneath that tough exterior beats the heart of an affectionate mom whose world revolves round her children. A firm disciplinarian, Bharti is a heady mix of a traditional and modern mom. "While it's true that moms in earlier TV shows were shown only as submissive homemakers, today's TV moms have evolved into bolder and smarter women with minds of their own. I am lucky that I'm playing the role of a mom who is independent thinking, vocal and able to express her views in every respect," she says.
Even as moms graduate from making aloo paranthas and kheer and become stronger people, one thing hasn't changed about them — their deep-rooted love for their children. Love them, hate them, but you can't ignore telly moms who straddle tradition and modernity and create their distinct places in our hearts every night.