Mother. Someone who makes us realize our worth, and how special we are, and forgives us no matter how many times we hurt her, giving us all the space in her ever expanding heart. But more than that, motherhood is a feeling, that goes beyond the stereotypes of giving birth and being of one gender. A single father who cuddles his baby to sleep, ties her hair, or makes a loving breakfast for his kids, is also a mother.
So this mother’s day, we combine this emotion with a Bollywood formula, and bring to you these “mothers” of Bollywood, single dads who raised their children, making sure that they do not feel the deficit in their lives. They loved unconditionally, expecting no great honour in return. Take a look.
1. Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Khanna, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
“Maa sabke paas hoti hai, bas humare paas nahi hai.
Lekin humare paas papa hain, aur wo bhi kaafi ache hain..”
Till this moment it looked like a normal sugar coated rom-com, but when this dialogue ended, we just wiped the tears away from our eyes, and truly understood what it took for this father to hide the pain of losing someone he loved, to love the bundle of joy in his arms, forever.
2. Anupam Kher as Dharamvir Malhotra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
He might not scorn Raj for failing in graduation, he might be blamed for spoiling Raj senseless by giving him unearned vacations, but we must acknowledge, that he was one man who raised his baby all by himself, and wanted him to have all that he could not in his time. Plus, he gave him really good life lessons too. Remember “Mohabbat ka naam aaj bhi mohabbat hi hai. Yeh na kabhi badly hai, na kabh badlegi.”