4 Bollywood Supermoms We’re Celebrating this Mother’s Day
Mansi Jain · May 13, 2018 · 3 Minute Read
The leading ladies of Bollywood truly are leading the way – and we don’t just mean in fashion and beauty goals. They’re also breaking the mold with their reel and real life roles, disproving notions of age and gender. It’s so refreshing and encouraging! For Mother’s Day this year, we’ve picked four actors and moms who straddle work and kids, and make it all look (quite) possible. Here’s to these four ‘Supermoms’ and super playlists for them!
Both during her pregnancy and after Taimur’s birth (when she got amazingly fit in just a few months), Kareena has always exuded strength and grace. One of Bollywood’s top actors and newest mothers, she’s spoken openly about how she’s managed her career so that she has time for family. Kareena returns to the screen next month in the highly-anticipated Veere Di Wedding, which she somehow managed to shoot while also handling the responsibilities of new motherhood.
In our Mother’s Day tribute playlist, we’ve included “Tareefan” from Veere Di Wedding. There’s a line in the track where Badshah croons, “Baaki kare shine, tu kare glow,” and we couldn’t agree more. We’re rooting for Kareena and her girl squad in the film!
We’ve also included “High Heels Te Nachche.” The popular Punjabi number got a refresh with Ki & Ka, and heels or not, it’ll make you dance!
Another song we’re highlighting is “Yeh Ishq Hai,” from Jab We Met. Kareena’s portrayal of Geet in the film was a defining moment in her career, and the song captures the effervescence of her character rather well in our opinion.
Kajol has had an immensely successful career since her debut in 1992, with 6 Filmfare Awards and a Padma Shri to her credit. After taking a sabbatical for a few years to focus on her family, she returned to the silver screen with the hugely successful Fanaa. While Kajol has continued to work in films, she’s also become an advocate for children’s education and health. Kajol has mentioned that balancing work and kids is a juggling act, and every day you simply do the best you can.
One of our Kajol faves includes “Suraj Hua Maddham,” the romantic track from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham that took 2001 by storm. Both the Kajol-SRK chemistry and the locales are breathtaking, while Sonu Nigam’s voice takes the song to another level. Despite being released in the pre-streaming era, the song is streamed a few thousand times on Saavn everyday, which definitely says something about its enduring popularity.
We’re also highlighting “Gerua,” which was performed by Arijit Singh (Bollywood’s voice of romance), and Antara Mitra. The track brought back the beloved Kajol-SRK magic, and we listened to it on loop! “Suraj Hua Maddham” was a tough act to follow, but “Gerua” did it.
We also chose “Mere Khwabon Mein.” This one’s a favorite from the DDLJ soundtrack. In the film, Kajol danced with abandon to a happy dream…and then dad returned home!
Between doing films, brand endorsements, advancing humanitarian causes and being a mom, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sure has her hands full. It’s adorable to see her daughter as her plus-one at so many events. Don’t we all wish we could take our kids to work?
Our Aishwarya Mother’s Day playlist includes “Kajra Re,” a song made for dancing that had the world swaying to Aishwarya’s tune. We’ve also included the playful and romantic “Chand Chhupa Badal Mein” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which was a milestone film for the entire industry, boasting a soundtrack that featured top talent of the day.
Beautiful and enviably bold, the actor and successful businesswoman chose to become a single mother at the age of 25. Sensational Sushmita Sen, now the mother of two, continues to stand tall in all of her endeavors. We’ve always been inspired by Sushmita’s trailblazing, and her remarkable film career is just one of countless reasons.
Our playlist for this Supermom includes tributes to her dancing skills, which have always brimmed with understated elegance. Sushmita has featured in some fantastic tracks, including “Chunari Chunari,” from Biwi No.1. The track is evergreen, and we can’t ever get enough of it! We’re also huge fans of “Dilbar Dilbar,” which combines Sushmita’s total perfection with addictive beats.
And who can forget “Mehboob Mere,” a highlight of the film Fiza for which Sunidhi Chauhan took home pretty much all the singing awards available? We’re always transported back to 2000 while listening to this one.
We hope you enjoy these playlists highlighting just a few of Bollywood’s leading ladies and Supermoms. Share with all the inspiring ladies in your life, and celebrate with us this Mother’s Day – and every day!