The moment a girl ties the knot, everyone thinks that she is wishing for a perfect man, but that’s not true, she hopes on getting a loving saasu-ma. When she takes saath pheras with her ‘Mister’, she accepts to be part of his entire family and she prays that they love her like a daughter and not ‘daughter-in-law’. It is not easy to establish a beautiful bond with your monster-in-law, oh, we mean mom-in-law. And thanks to the saas-bahu serials, we all are scared of this relationship a lot more.
It is said that once the honeymoon period gets over, the reality strikes in and that’s when we realise the bumpy journey of getting married. Since time immemorial, the relationship shared between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is considered dramatic, horrible and full of hatred. However, there are some celebrity saas-bahu duos that never fail to show us the rosy side of this complicated relationship. So, hop on as we share with you the other side of the saas-bahu saga.
#1. Dipika Kakar Ibrahim
Television actress, Dipika Kakar Ibrahim had said ‘qubool hai‘ to Shoaib Ibrahim on February 22, 2018. Since then, she is living her ‘happily ever after’ with the man of her dreams and her in-laws. Dipika’s love for her in-laws is an inspiration for all the bahus out there. She is not just a loving wife, but also a perfect daughter-in-law. Earlier, in an interview with The Times of India, the actress had shared that she is a lot more close to her ammi.
The actress had said, “Coming from a small town, even his parents never let me feel that. I have always longed for family. Ammi sends dabba for me when my mother is not there. I feel I am more close to his mom than him. Everything is positive and we are more at peace now.”
On the occasion of Mother’s Day 2020, Dipika had penned a heartfelt note for her ammi. In her long note, she had shared the reason why her mother doesn’t worry for her much, and had written, “Yess! I’m blessed to have these two pillars of strength in my life! One has given me birth, always been a companion in every phase of life!! Mumma you’ve been my best friend in true sense we’ve faught, laughed, our bike rides and ofcourse our cooking. And Ammi she is the one jinki wajah se mere mummy ko meri fikr nahi hoti kyunki Meri Ammi mujhe Itnaaaaaa pyaar karti hain!!! Thank you Ammi I’m proud to be your daughter, coz that’s how u treat me, in-law to naam ka hai, Your existence makes my life so beautiful. Happy Mothers day to my two pillars Ammi & Mummy And to all the lovely mothers, who love their kids no matter what!”
#2. Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Bollywood actress, Shilpa Shetty had tied the knot with Raj Kundra on November 22, 2009, and had added the ‘Kundra’ to her name. After 11-years of marital bliss, the duo still radiate couple goals. While we all know that Shilpa is a loving wife, she is also an adorable daughter-in-law. She knows how to take care of her MIL (Mother-In-law, duh). On her sasu-ma‘s birthday this year, Shilpa had shared her dancing video. Alongside it, she had written, “Happpyyy birthdayyyyyy to the most amazing Mom (in law). You are the ultimate Rockstar in our family… We are so lucky to have your hands on our heads. I’m the luckiest daughter (in law) to have a friend and dance partner in you. May you always dance through life with happiness and good health.Keep inspiring is with your joie de vivre We love you.”
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Shilpa is not just close to her mother-in-law, but she also loves her father-in-law, and never misses a chance to show it. On her father-in-law’s birthday, she had shared his birthday celebration pictures and had penned, “Happy Birthday to the BESTEST Father in law in the world. Thank you for all the love and encouragement u give me especially. You are such an inspiration, and an unconditional GIVER. Keep smiling always dad, may you be blessed with great health and happiness always. We love you #celebration #birthdayboy #fatherinlaw #love #gratitude.”
#3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her bond with her mother-in-law, Jaya Bachchan is an inspiration for millennials. The actress is a ‘Miss World’ and a prominent name in the world of glam and glitz, yet at home she is a humble daughter-in-law. In a 2015 interview with the DNA, Abhishek Bachchan had opened up on Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s bond. He had said, “Ma and Ash gang up against me and they keep rattling on in Bengali. (Laughs) Mom knows the language because she is Bengali and Aishwarya had worked with Rituda (the late Rituparno Ghosh) in Chokher Bali, so she also can speak the language quite well. So whenever they have to team up against me, they start talking in Bengali. (Smiles).”
Talking about another instance, we all know that a woman loves her mom’s saree collection, but have you ever seen her flaunt her mother-in-law’s saree. Well, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had happily done it, when she was pregnant with Aaradhya Bachchan. (Also Read: 5 Times Jaya Bachchan And Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Proved They Are The Coolest Saas-Bahu Jodi)
#4. Sameera Reddy
Sameera Reddy, who has redefined maternity fashion and getting comfortable in your own skin, has been acing her role as ‘mommy bear’. Amidst the pandemic, she has gained a lot of love from the audience with her series, ‘Messy Mama’. However, it is her ‘Sassy Sasu’ series that has received a lot of love from the netizen. In the series, we can see Sameera and her MIL, Manjri Varde camaraderie. In an interview with World Samachar, Sameera had talked about spending lockdown with her ‘darling mom-in-law’.
She had said, “The lockdown has really handed off nicely due to my mother-in-law. We now have this banter between us all day lengthy and I take pleasure in her firm. She (Manjiri Varde) lets me be and could be very vocal about sure issues I do, with out being judgemental . Because the lockdown continued, we cooked and considered recreating a brand new recipe with leftovers. That’s how we shot the ‘rotla’ video (chapati with leftover rice)”
#5. Kareena Kapoor Khan
The Bebo of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan also shares a loving bond with her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore. In fact, she loves her so much that she had happily worn her MIL’s wedding lehenga on her own wedding with Saif Ali Khan. The actress had even ditched all the renowned designers for her wedding and had opted for the family heirloom. Kareena had also revealed that her mother-in-law never stops her from wearing anything. In fact, she was the one, who had encouraged her to look as gorgeous as womanly possible.
We remember when Sharmila ji was invited on Kareena’s radio show, What Women Want, she had asked Sharmila ji about the difference between a daughter and a daughter-in-law. To this, Sharmila ji had said that a daughter is someone you have grown up with. So, you know her temperament, you know what makes her angry and how to deal with that person. However, when you are meeting your daughter-in-law for the first time, she is already an adult 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. Well, not many people think that way but Shamila ji had definitely won our heart with this adorable reply.
Well, this television and Bollywood celebrities relationship with their MILs prove that a saas-bahu can create their ‘happily ever after’ without making the other look like a villain!