You might be wondering where the screen-mom, so splendid in her devotion to her screen sons in films as far-ranging as Mehboob Khan’s Mother India, Yash Chopra’s Deewaar and Praveen Bhatt’s Bhavna has vanished.
Well, here’s heartwarming news. Producer Karan Johar, who is known to be a pukka Mama’s Boy in real life and who paid the maternal icon a befitting homage in his own directorial opus Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, is all set to revive the glorious era of screen moms.
In his latest production Brothers, which is a remake of the 2011 Gavin O’Connor directed film about two estranged boxer brothers, Karan has slipped in an additional character of the two heroes’ mom.
Says a source, “The character of the two heroes’ (Akshay Kumar and Siddharth Malhotra) mom has been specially written for the adaptation.”
The very talented Shefali Shah, currently seen rocking the boat as Anil Kapoor’s aggressive wife in Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, plays the small but powerful role of Jackie Shroff’s wife.