Parents should discuss important issues with children openly: Kajol
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Kajol's Helicopter Eela releases on October 12.
Busy with the promotions of her upcoming film Helicopter Eela, actress Kajol recently said that today’s kids know the world better than their parents’ generation. Talking to a leading media organisation, the Mumbai-based actress said, “Somewhere down the line, we underestimate our kids. Today, our main duty is to disseminate the information in the right way. We should discuss important issues with them openly.”
She further said that mortality, compassion and dignity are some values and topics that parents should talk about, with an aim to make conversation easier on both sides. “Our kids should be able to come up and ask us all kinds of questions.”
Essaying the role of an overprotective mother in the upcoming drama, Kajol said that she is a mix of an overprotective and a cool mother in real life. Talking more about the film, she said, “It is about a relationship. I think in every relation be it mother-son, husband-wife, best friends or even brother-sister, if one person becomes over possessive then there is a sense of suffocation.”
In the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement in Indian cinema and media, the 44-year-old actress said that such movements will break taboos associated with incidents like these. “The most important thing about #MeToo is by taking away the shame and embarrassment associated with owning such incidents, the younger people or anybody who feel that they come into opposition like this, are able to have the guts and draw that line and say no more after this.”
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, Helicopter Eela releases on October 12.