Kajol and Ajay Devgn are yet another powerhouse Bollywood couple who have been happily married since 1999.
The pair are parents to their daughter named Nysa and son named Yug. However, not everything was perfect at the start.
While both Kajol and Ajay are established actors in their own right, the former’s father was very much against the couple’s marriage, especially since Kajol was very young. On the other hand, Kajol credited her mother Tanuja for encouraging her to follow her instincts.
“My father was against me getting married at 24. He said that I should work more before I tie the knot. My mom was my biggest supporter and told me to go with my gut. I have been lucky that everybody around has always stood up for me. So, I did exactly what I wanted to do. I didn’t have to face patriarchy. Or maybe I faced it without realising because I can be oblivious in some situations,” Kajol says.
She continued, “His parents were on board, but my dad didn’t talk to me for 4 days. He wanted me to focus on my career, but I was firm & he eventually came around. Again, there was no proposal–we just knew we wanted to spend our lives together.”
“I never had a rebellion as such with my mother. I had the most amazing relationship with her because she is amazing. Everything that she did in my life, every decision that she made, she explained it to me in a way I could understand. Whether it was my parents breaking up, whether it was going to work or being a working woman. Whatever the bigger points in my life, she sat down, discussed with me, explained it to me, she waited for me to understand, figure things out and accept them before she got up from her chair and said ‘discussion over’,” Kajol talks about her mother as per a DNA report.
Kajol’s new movie ‘Tribhanga’ releases today on Netflix. The film is directed by Renuka Shahane and produced by Ajay Devgn FFilms and Banijay Group.