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For a child, their parents are the role model, who can never do anything wrong. They are the guiding angels in their kids' lives as they teach them everything about life. But a child's entire world shakes up when they see their parents' fighting. On top of it, a separation or divorce can take a toll on a child's mind. It is a traumatic experience for children's to witness their parents' separation, but at times, it turns out to be the right decision, and they realise it soon when they see their parents' happy in their respective lives. And Bollywood actress, Kajol had gone through the same process when her parents, Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee had parted ways. (Recommend Read: Kangana Ranaut Reacts To Arnab Goswami's Remark Calling Her 'Sexually Possessed' With Hrithik Roshan)
Kajol shares a beautiful relationship with her mother, Tanuja. After all, she is the one, who had taught her everything about life. She also shared a close bond with her father, Shomu. We remember that her father was completely against the actress' marriage. He had wanted her to focus on her acting career, but in front of his daughter's demand, he had given up.
Recently, in a special episode of Netflix’s Behensplaining, Kajol opened up on her parents' divorce. She revealed that she had an amazing upbringing and because of which, her parents' divorce didn't have a negative impact on her. The actress said, "I had the most amazing upbringing ever. I am very lucky to have been brought up by such a forward-thinking, amazing person who taught me so much about life, growing up and about being an adult from the time that I was a child. But I totally get if it had gone even slightly wrong what it would have been like." (Also Read: Niti Taylor Talks About Her Past Relationships Before Getting Married To Her Husband, Parikshit Bawa)
Kajol revealed that she was just four-and-a-half-years-old when her parents' had separated. She said, "My parents separated when I was about four-and-a-half years old, and it could have gone very wrong. I have so many friends whose parents are together till today but not in the best spaces. They have not had great childhoods. I loved my father separately, I loved my mother separately, and I loved them together as well."
Kajol had always been her father's favourite and he held an important place in her life. On June 19, 2020, Kajol had taken to her Instagram handle and had posted a video for her late father, Shomu on the occasion of his birthday. In the video, we could see a compilation of all her childhood pictures as she had bared her heart out for her father. In the video's voice-over, we could hear Kajol talking about her bond with her father and how her father's eyes used to brighten up whenever he saw her face. Alongside the video, Kajol had written, "So today I want to take this opportunity and tell all the fathers out there to give this precious gift to their little girls 'BELIEF', its the most powerful magic there is. Believe in your daughters so fiercely that they know, that's what they should be looking for in the world, and they shouldn't ever settle for less. Not be pressurized by society, family or anything else. Give them the power of 'Self-belief'".
In an interview with Neha Dhupia, Kajol had shared how her father had not talked to her for a week when she had decided to get married to Ajay. She had shared, "Nobody wanted us to get married besides his family and my family. My family also was iffy. My dad didn’t talk to me for a week when I told him I wanted to get married. It was because I wanted to get married. He was just like why do you want to get married, you’re so young and your career is doing so well and I was like but I want to get married. Ajay and I were very different people, so lots of people had reservations as to what we would be like as a couple, and we were not very social even then. Not a lot of people had met us together or knew what we were like together." (Don't Miss: Smriti Irani Shares A Throwback Picture Of Daughter, Zoish As She Prepares For Her Board Exams)
Well, we are glad Kajol's parents' divorce didn't affect her childhood!