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Daughter Out-Excels Mother…



For every Esha Deol ,Moon Moon Sen,  Pratibha Sinha,  Soha Ali Khan and Twinkle Khanna who couldn’t scale the  heights  of  their illustrious  mothers(Hema Malini,SuchitraSen, Mala Sinha, Sharmila Tagore, Dimple Kapadia)   Indian cinema  has given us several  notable  pairs  of mothers and  daughters, such as Shobana Samarth and  Nutan,  Tanujaand Kajol  who have ruled over two generations.

But what  about daughters who have gone beyond their mothers? Here’s  a list.

1.     Karisma  and Kareena  Kapoor: Both the daughters  of former  actress  Babita were far more successful  than Babita ever was. Though she had a string of hits in the  1960s  such as Farz,Kab Kyun Aur Kahan. Haseena Maan Jayegi and Doli, Babita was  never more focused on her  boyfriend Randhir Kapoor  than on  her career. After  she married she  happily quit acting. Her two daughters Karisma and Kareena became big stars  in the  1990s  and  2000s.  Kareena continues  to rule the  boxoffice  even after her marriage  with Saif Ali Khan.

2.     Alia Bhatt: Soni Razdan was no doubt a talented actress,  best remembered for her role as  the pregnant  girl protected against  government-sanctioned  goons by an elderly couple in Mahesh Bhatt’s  Saaraansh. While Soni remained a peripheral player, her daughter Alia was  a star from  Day One when  she  was launched  by Karan  Johar in style in Student  

Of  The Year. Alia has all the banners at her feet today.

3.     Sara Ali Khan: So okay, Sara’s mom Amrita Singh was a star  in her own right. She did  have  her share  of  hits. But mostly in big banner films that focused  on the hero such as Manmohan Desai’s Mard and Mahesh Bhatt’s Naam. From the start Amrita’s daughter Sara   bagged author-backed roles in Kedarnath, Love Aaj Kal and  Coolie No.1. In fact Sara has  a more bountiful beginning in  Bollywood than both her parents had  at the  beginning of their careers.

4.     Sonakshi Sinha: Not many  know that Sonakshi’s mother Poonam was   an actress for  a  very brief period in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She made a  successful debut alongside Jeetendra   in Jigri Dost . But  nothing happened to her career thereafter  , except  a  few (flop)  films with her then-boyfriend Shatrughan Sinha. Like Babita  , Poonam was  more keen on pursuing love than career. Poonam’s daughter  Sonakshi hit bull’s eye with Salman Khan and Dabangg and has been  doing well for herself, far better than her mother.

5.     Alaya Furniturewalla: Alaya’s mother Pooja Bedi  never took her career seriously, never went beyond her  skirt-flying stint in  Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar.  Daughter Alaya,  on  the other hand,has STAR written all over her personality   from her debut  this week in Jawani Jaaneman. While Mom  Pooja was wild  in her heydays Alaya is the epitome  of self-discipline.No late-nights, no parties,  no distractions. Alaya is  aware of her impact. She knows, a  star is born.

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