Kareena Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore's saas-bahu equation: Mother-in-law reveals daughter-in-law's real nature
Sharmila Tagore also heaped praises on daughter-in-law Kareena Kapoor while speaking about her qualities in a recent talk show
Kareena Kapoor Khan recently invited her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore, to her radio show What Women Want season 2 where she spoke about the difference between a daughter and daughter-in-law and her work-life balance when she was acting in films.
In the ten-minute-long interview, Sharmila is heard spilling the beans about the Pataudi family, her husband and her children. During a conversation, Sharmila revealed what she loves about Kareena. She said, Kareena is an easy-going person, who does not make it difficult for her staff or the people around. She also praised her daughter-in-law, "I like your consistency. I like the way you keep in touch because I know that if I sent you a message, you will invariably answer," adding that although her son Saif Ali Khan would reply, Soha Ali Khan would take her time to do so.
Sharmila also loves how welcoming and cordial Kareena is. "If I am coming to the house, you will ask me what I like to eat, and I get what I want. That must be the Kapoor trait because you keep a wonderful table," she said.
She also narrated an incident the time her husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away. Kapoor spent the day in the hospital with the rest of her family although it was her birthday the next day.
"I have seen you during various stages, and you have been rather wonderful, I must say," said Sharmila to Kareena.
When Kareena asked Sharmila what the difference between a daughter and daughter-in-law is, the veteran actress replied, “A daughter is someone you’ve grown up with. So, you know her temperament, you know what makes her angry and how to deal with that person. You’re meeting your daughter-in-law when she is an adult already and you don’t quite know what her temperament is like, so it takes time to gel. The new girl, your daughter-in-law, is coming to your house so you need to welcome her and make her more comfortable.”
She also added that it is the boy's responsibility to make his wife comfortable, because she is entering a new family, “The onus is on the boy’s side to welcome a girl and make her comfortable and not interfere too much because it is a new relationship. If I say, ‘When my son was young, this is what he liked, and this is his favourite dish’… All that showing off can be a bane. You should allow their relationship to grow more than try and take over."