Did you know Hrithik Roshan and his mom Pinky Roshan work out together?! Well at least on Mother’s Day they do! Hrithik says, “Every son must maximise Mother’s Day. I’m of the view that every day belongs to your mother. The unconditional love that a mum gives can never come from any other relationship. The idea of setting aside this one day in the calendar to celebrate your mother is fantastic. It’s a day when you should attempt to put a continuous smile on her face with every gesture of yours. Besides giving my mother flowers and a note for Mother’s Day, I have also given her the gift of fitness this year.”
Hrithik goes on to explain, “She is 60 years old and was 25 kilos heavier a few months ago. But I got her motivated to lose weight and I love the fact that she picked up the challenge. Look at her today — she looks as young as any of us. Fitness is a quality that makes you feel empowered. Mothers give love and I think it is time for us to take it forward by giving love to others. Whatever I am, is all because of her. Nothing gives me more joy than to give back to the world what my mother gave me — affection, the value system or just small tips and lessons in everyday life.”
And here’s what doting mom has to say, “As everyone knows, I have been a star wife all my life. And, the one question people have often asked me is, how was it raising my children — Sunaina and Hrithik — in the atmosphere of a star home. Obviously, they are keen to know if I have spoiled my children because we were privileged. Frankly, being a star wife is different from being a mother. This is something I told myself right at the onset. So, both Sunaina and Hrithik were raised as normal children. I gave them lots of love and affection, but I also instilled the right values in them, from the start. As they went from children to teenagers to adults, I continuously monitored their growth to ensure they didn’t lose their way. Today, I’m a proud mother because despite some pluses and minuses like most of us have, both have turned out to be normal.”
Psst, before I forget here’s a story we did on how to dress like a star wife!Back to Hrithik’s mom now, “Hrithik knows how to make me feel special. I know there are many children who fail to acknowledge the contribution of their mothers. My son continues to give me undying love and what’s more, he keeps me motivated throughout. Just a few months ago, he got me hooked onto fitness. They say a family that eats and prays together, stays together. In our case — it would be the family that exercises together, stays together. I cannot tell you how inspiring it is to spend time with Hrithik in the gymnasium. Not only does he supervise my exercise routine, but he also keeps offering me incentives, like he does with his two children.
I must share a secret with you. Hrehaan and Hridhaan, Hrithik and Sussanne’s little boys, Sunaina, her daughter and I keep getting flowers, specially inscribed cups and medals from my son when we do well in the gym. He’s a bit strict when he gives us challenges. But he’s equally caring and ensures each of us gets rewarded for our efforts. As far as I’m concerned, it’s Mother’s Day all the 365 days of the year. And Hrithik ensures that I feel special throughout. The best gift he has given me is by becoming the person he is…warm, sensitive and a devoted family man.”
Photos courtesy Dabboo Ratnani