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    16 Bollywood Couples Who Taught Us How To Remain Friends After Breakup Or Divorce

    Ex-couples mostly go through one major dilemma- to stay friends or not? The situation is similar in the starry world of Bollywood. But, is it really possible to remain cordial with your ex after a much-publicised affair?Recommended Read: 7 Famous TV Celebrities Who Slammed Trolls For Insulting Their Partners On Social MediaWell, Bollywood celebs sure seem to believe in 'let's be friends' notion. So, take a look at some celebs who have managed to remain good friends even after their break-up. 1. Kushal Tandon and Gauahar KhanWhoever is a die-hard fan of Bigg Boss knows about 'GauShal Love Saga'. The two fell in love inside the Bigg Boss house and remained in love for quite a few months after the show got over. After dating for a few months, this ex-couple called it quits. They had an ugly breakup in the public and even went on to say nasty things about each other. But later, Kushal shared a stunning cover shoot picture of Gauahar on his Instagram handle, praising her beauty. He wrote:> "Saw this picture ... click by my brother Haider khan ..... could not risisset my self to share this picture of this stunner .... @gauaharkhan lady with grace , panache, ooomp and style with a golden heart."To this lovely gesture, Gauahar replied:> "Arrrrrre waah!!!!!! I'm touched!!!! thank you so much!!"Well, it seems like the two have made peace with each other and are back to being friends. All their fans can rejoice now!Also Checkout: Kushal Tandon Apologises To His Ex-Girlfriends For Lying To Them, Hurting Them And Making Them Cry 2. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid KapoorAfter ending their five-year-long relationship, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor maintained distance from each other for almost seven years. However, they came face-to-face during IIFA 2014, when Kareena came to the stage to give an award, and Shahid was co-hosting the show with Farhan Akhtar. And, Kareena took everyone, including Shahid, by surprise as she said, 'Hello Shahid'. While the two were even seen in the movie, Udta Punjab, they did not share even a single frame in it. However, in one of his interviews to the Times of India, Shahid told that he was the one to suggest her name for the movie.> "I was the first to suggest that Kareena was perfect for this role. I respect her as an actress. I'm happy she is living a good life. So am I."And, now that Shahid has also married a Delhi-based girl, Mira Rajput, Kareena revealed another secret that shows all is well between these two. As the actor took quite some time to announce his marriage plans in media, the actress revealed that Shahid told her about it before telling it to the entire world.> "Both of us were performing at a Femina event. We chatted. So, he actually told me about him getting married before he told the media. I'm very happy for him. He's doing very well professionally… I haven't seen Haider yet, but my sister saw it and loved it. And I can vouch for marriage being cool. I'd just like to wish him well."Also Read: 9 Secret Bollywood Affairs Of 90s Era Which Make It An Unforgettable Decade For The Gossips 3. Anushka Sharma and Ranveer SinghRanveer Singh and Anushka Sharma started dating each other after their first film together, Band Baaja Baaraat. However, their relationship did not last long and the two did not even seem to be in touch with each other. But, they did make a comeback in the reel life as they did Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do, together. Their comfort level in the film certainly proved that there is no awkwardness between the two now. In fact, prior to the release of Dil Dhadakne Do, Ranveer opened up about Anushka in one of his interviews to a leading daily:> "I have great affection for her brother and her parents and she will always be a special person for me. It was great to reunite with her. I am really really happy with all the success she has been seeing lately and I am her genuine well-wisher."Even Anushka has been quoted by a tabloid saying:> "We didn't have a conversation before shooting. In fact, we met three days before shooting on the ship. We met after a long time and it was like meeting an old friend. He is the same person. The thing is I'm very fond of Ranveer. And I know he's genuinely fond of me. He has been my friend. We both had that success together. It was a special bond that will remain."Also Checkout: 9 Ex-Couples Of Television Who Cannot Stand Each Other After Their Break Up Or Divorce 4. Katrina Kaif and Salman KhanAlthough no one knows why or when the couple actually parted ways after a five-year long relationship, all we know is that they are still friends. In one of her interviews, Katrina said:> "Personally do I think Salman's advice has been important (for me)? Yes, I think it's been invaluable. Having Salman and his circle to give me advice was definitely very useful and very important."Post break-up, Salman and Katrina have been seen together sharing a sizzling chemistry in Ek Tha Tiger (2012), for which they made several appearances together. Katrina is still quite close to the entire 'Khan-clan'. She is often seen partying with Salman's family. Not only this, she even attended almost all the functions of Salman's sister, Arpita Khan's wedding, in 2014. So, clearly, there is no sign of animosity between these two.You May Also Like: 17 Bollywood Celebrities Who Are Above 40, Happily Unmarried And In No Mood To Take The Plunge 5. Sangeeta Bijlani and Salman KhanSangeeta Bijlani is believed to be Salman's first love. They were thought to be pretty serious about each other, but their love-life did not last long. Sangeeta moved on to marry the former Indian cricket captain, Mohd. Azharuddin. Even though their romantic liaison could not stand the test of time, yet their friendship remains quite strong. Salman came out openly to support Sangeeta when her marriage hit a rocky patch. Sangeeta has also been seen bonding with Salman's family, especially his sisters- Arpita and Alvira. 6. Deepika Padukone and Ranbir KapoorRanbir and Deepika did indulge in some mud-slinging after they split, but today the equation has changed for better. In one of his interviews, while talking about his relationship status with Deepika, Ranbir says:> "Deepika and I will remain friends for a very long time. I will be her children's godfather; I will play with them and all of that. We have that kind of relationship."Deepika also agrees that they have moved on (from their rift) and are in an amazing phase, which is even better than when they were in a relationship.The two certainly share a sizzling on-screen chemistry, which is quite evident in the movies they have worked together. The two had met on the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno and fell head-over-heels in love, but split within a year. Recently, they were once again paired opposite each other in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD). While talking about YJHD, Deepika was even quoted saying:> "When I agreed to do the film I had not read the script, but I had faith on Ayan (Mukerji) and working with Ranbir was the other reason why I said 'yes' to the film."The two worked together again in Imtiaz Ali's movie, Tamasha. Ranbir and Deepika also walked on the ramp together for designer Manish Malhotra at a charity fashion show. Deepika shared a picture from the event on her Instagram and captioned it:> "jab naina met bunny..."Well, all is well that ends well!Also Check: 11 Women Bollywood's Most Eligible Bachelor Ranbir Kapoor Ever Dated Or Was Linked To 7. Priyanka Chopra and Shahid KapoorThe relationship between Shahid and Priyanka has always confused their fans. It is said that they fell in love while shooting for their film, Kaminey. Soon the couple headed in different directions. Even after the break-up, Shahid and Priyanka have always been cordial and friendly with each other. According to the recent reports, Shahid was one of the first actors to reach Priyanka's residence, when her father passed away.Post break-up, the two starred in Teri Meri Kahaani, and this is what their director Kunal Kohli had to say, about them:> "There were many stories about how Shahid and Priyanka didn't talk to each other on the sets because of personal issues as they had just broken up, but this kind of chemistry wouldn't show on screen if they were not talking to each other. There's even a scene where we have PC and Shahid trading shayari with each other. You have to see it to believe the chemistry!" Well, it clearly shows that it is possible to be friends with your 'ex', especially if you are working together.Also Read: 11 Women In Shahid Kapoor's Life: From Kareena Kapoor To Mira Rajput 8. Shilpa Shetty and Akshay KumarThe chemistry between Shilpa and Akshay reached new heights after the two of them worked together in Main Khiladi Tu Anari. But, Akshay cheated on Shilpa and this left her devastated. In an interview after the release of her movie Dhadkan (opposite Akshay Kumar), she went on to rebuke Akshay publically.> "Akshay Kumar used me and conveniently dropped me after he found someone else. The only person, I was upset with was him. But I'm sure he'll get it all back."Also Read: The Alleged Love Affairs Of 'Padman' Actor Akshay Kumar That Lead To Many ControversiesAfter so much animosity, no one thought there could be any reconciliation between these two. However, it seems that after finding love in Raj Kundra, Shilpa has left the past behind. Akshay made a guest appearance on a television show that was being judged by Shilpa Shetty, and both seemed at ease in each other's company. When the lovers-turned-foes turned back towards friendship, this is what Shilpa had to say:> "I share a cordial friendship with Akshay Kumar now, and I'd like it to remain that way. There's no animosity between us." 9. Bipasha Basu and Dino MoreaBipasha Basu and Dino Morea were a couple way back in the 90s, during their modelling days. The two were seen together in a racy lingerie advertisement and acted in the hit film, Raaz in 2002. The same year, the two called it quits and moved on. However, a few years later they re-ignited their relationship and are known to be quite pally till date. Recently, Bipasha Basu even came in full support for Dino Morea's fitness brand.Dino Morea attended Bipasha and Karan's wedding reception on 30th April. Bipasha's ex-beau Dino Morea was looking dashing in a black suit and also posed with Bipasha and Karan. While talking about Bips and their equation, Dino says:> "Bipasha is a fantastic human being. She has always been there for me and even I have always been there for her. I share a very great relationship with her."Also Read: Men In Bipasha Basu's Life: Before Marrying Karan Singh Grover, She Allegedly Dated 6 Actors!Even though the two have been in a relationship with other people, yet their friendship remains undaunted. They make it seem quite easy and seamless for couples to tread the 'ex-lover-still-friends' path. 10. Akshay Kumar and Pooja BatraAkshay Kumar is counted amongst one of those actors from the B-town who has always been linked up with his co-stars. One of such link-up was with Pooja Batra. Khiladi Kumar gave everyone a pleasant surprise when he made a special appearance at alleged ex-girlfriend Pooja Batra's movie screening named, Mirror Games. The couple were rumoured to be dating each other late back in the 90s. It seems that the lovebirds have moved on in life and are still friends with each other. 11. Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne KhanThe power couple and childhood sweethearts left everyone teary-eyed with the announcement of their divorce. Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan ended their 17-year long relationship (which includes four years of their courtship) in 2014. Though everything between them went bitterly downhill, post- their divorce, some adorable moments of them have proved otherwise. From their vacations with their kids, Hrehaan and Hridhaan to wishing each other on birthdays and having each other's back, Hrithik and Sussanne being ex-life partners share a cordial relationship.Also Read: 11 Most Loving Celebrity Husbands From Bollywood Who Are Real Heroes To Their Wives 12. Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz KhanAnother power couple who ended their 18-year-marriage in 2016 is B-town's Chaiyya Chaiyya girl, Malaika Arora Khan and her director-actor husband, Arbaaz Khan. After 5 years of their steady relationship, lovebirds Malaika and Arbaaz took wedding vows in front of their friends and family in a church on December 12, 1998. And it was followed by a nikah in the evening, and a lavish reception at night. After their divorce, Malaika still uses Khan as her surname and is still close to her ex-husband, Arbaaz. Speaking to Mid-Day about her relationship with Arbaaz post-divorce, Malaika stated:> "Arbaaz is a part of my family, the father of my child. Certain equations don't change overnight. The things that happened should remain between us. It's personal. We don't have to prove anything to anybody. Meeting (Arbaaz Khan) makes my son happy, and that makes me happy."She further added:> "For Amrita, he's like a brother, and he is a son to my parents. What happened is between us. Arbaaz and I have known each other all our lives. It was emotionally difficult, but we haven't really talked about it because we are private individuals. He is very important to me. No matter what happens or where life takes us, Arbaaz will always be integral to my life " 13. Raghu Ram and Sugandha GargMTV Roadies and MTV Splitsvilla fame and youth icon, Raghu Ram amicably ended his 10-years-of-marriage with Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na actress, Sugandha Garg. Raghu and Sugandha are setting some major DivorceGoals with the amazing bond that they share with each other even after the separation. Raghu found love in an Italian-Canadian singer, Natalie Di Luccio and his ex-wife was the first one to know about it. Announcing their divorce, Raghu posted an inspiring caption which could be read as:> "Some things never change. Like the love I have for you. Like the fun, we have always had together. Nothing ends. It changes and the next phase begins FriendshipGoals DivorceGoals".Also Read: Raghu Ram Opens Up About Girlfriend Natalie Di Luccio, Says Ex-Wife Sugandha Garg Knew About HerA close friend of Raghu and Sugandha talked about the ex-lover's relationship and said:> "Raghu and Sugandha are wonderful people, they have decided to uncouple but they deeply care about each other. They respect each other's decision and still hang out together. In fact, we all hang out together and there is no awkwardness or bad feeling at all. They are close friends and will continue to be so for the rest of their lives. Both of them have been able to spend lesser and lesser time with each other over the last few years and that has probably changed the equation between them." 14. Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna BhabaniApril 24, 2017, is the day when Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani shocked everyone with the news of them calling quits in their marriage. There was no hint of any turmoil in their relationship, but they amicably ended their 16 years of marriage. They issued a joint statement which could be read as:> "This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculation and public glare. We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner."Adhuna even found love again in actor Dino Morea's brother, Nicole Morea. And when Adhuna took her Instagram to share a picture of herself with Nicole's friends, her ex-husband commented on that picture. This just shows that friendship is possible even after divorce. (Read: When Farhan Akhtar Commented On Ex-Wife Adhuna Bhabani's Instagram Pic With Her BF Nicolo Morea) 15. Anurag Kashyap and Kalki KoechlinAfter dating for more than 2 years, Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin tied the knot in 2011. However, after two years of marital bliss, the rumours started floating in that lovebirds have some turbulence in their marital life and finally, in 2015, they got divorced. In 2015, confirming their divorce, they issued a joint statement which could be read as:> "Me and Kalki are separating, we are taking time off from each other to figure things out. We are not divorcing. We request the media to please respect our privacy and give us our space and not speculate. Thank you, Kalki and Anurag."Also Read: Facing Kalki After Divorce, Anurag Kashyap Answers What He Could've Done To Save His MarriageSince their divorce, Anurag and Kalki are often spotted together and they both share a cordial bond. Even if separated, the genuine camaraderie, friendliness, love and respect between them make them a perfect example that exes can be friends too. Sharing his feelings for Kalki, Anurag once stated in an interview:> "Yes, we're in touch. We are still good friends. I'm very happy for her. A lot of people did not give the credit that was due to her. They said she was getting everything because of Anurag. But you can't live your life by what people say. People have no other business except passing comments on others." 16. Aditi Rao Hydari and Satyadeep MishraYeh Saali Zindagi fame actress Aditi Rao Hydari is working predominantly in Hindi and Tamil language films. She was highly revered for the portrayal of Rani Mehrunisa in the money-spinner Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama, Padmaavat. Aditi was married to actor, Satyadeep Mishra, who made his Bollywood debut in No One Killed Jessica (2012) and was last seen in the Indian political thriller television finite series, P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke. Aditi tied the nuptial knot with Satyadeep in the year 2007 when she only 21, but the couple headed for divorce in 2013. Talking about her marriage, Aditi was quoted as saying:> "Yes, I got married at 21 to Satyadeep, who was a civil servant and lawyer and gave it up to become an actor. He is a natural actor and is in fact playing the second lead with Emraan Hashmi in Danis Tanovic's next. I met him when I was 17 and that was my only serious relationship".Also Read: Aditi Rao Hydari Talks About Her Estranged Husband, Satyadeep Mishra, She Got Married At 21She further revealed that they are still friends and only the name of their relationship had collapsed:> "It broke my heart when we separated, but only the name of the relationship collapsed as we are friends and are still close. For his mother, I am a daughter and for my mother, he will always remain a son. He is much older to me and always teases me about being his child who he cannot get rid of. Coincidentally, Murder 3 was about a girl picking up her life that I could relate to with my own life".About the camaraderie that the ex-couple shares, Bombay Velvet actor said:> "I don't normally talk about Aditi, and neither does she talk about me. We may live separately but she is still the closest friend I have."Well, cheers to all these celebrity couples for moving on towards better things in lives. It's completely acceptable that sometimes some relationships just don't work well, but losing the friendship is not the solution. And guys, in case we have missed out on some celeb couples and you want it to be added to this list, do let us know in the comments section below!Recommended Read: 11 Bollywood Divas Who Became 'The Other Woman' And Led To Famous Divorces

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    12 Reasons To Prove Why A Father-Daughter Relationship Is The Most Special Relationship In The World

    A father is the first man a girl knows when she enters the world. He will never complain, always be strict and listen to all your tantrums when you throw one! He is the one who will try hard not to cry at your wedding but will break down once you leave for your sasural.Recommended Read: 20 Celebrity Dads Of Bollywood And Television World Who Make Us Drool With Their 'Oh-So-Hot' LooksLet us just simply put it as; daughters need their fathers. We need every ounce of courage, protective instinct, affection, wit, charm and humour that our dads have for their little princesses. More than anything else, we need them to set a course of life for us. It is a well-known fact that a dad has the ability to shape his daughter's life, and nothing could be more true. But, there is a difference in the intensity of bonds a girl kid and a boy kid forms with their dads. A girl, from the very beginning just favours her dad over her mom. Here are some reasons we girlies just tend to love our dads a tad bit more than our moms. 1. He is the first man in our livesFor us, our dad is the first man we see in our lives. What he does, how he does it, his behaviour towards us, his attitude towards mom and each small thing has an impact on us. He sets the course for our life. We adore him for everything he does, and start dreaming of a marrying the guy, who will be half as good as him. 2. While moms are loving, dads are super-protectiveOur mothers love us just as unconditionally as our dads do. Still, the protective instinct their fathers have for their princesses is just something, which nobody can replicate. They make us feel safe; nobody can even look at us evilly when our dads are around.You Might Like: 8 Bollywood Dads Who Are Inspiring Us With Their Parenting Lessons 3. Fathers care for their daughtersBe it their wife, their son, their parents or anybody else. Dads always, and we mean always, care for their daughters more. They make every possible effort to safeguard them from anything that might hurt them. And also, they do everything in their power to destroy anything or anyone that tries to pull their daughters down. 4. We can channelise all our excess affection to our dadsThis is a fact too, that most girls are super-affectionate. Right from when we are little, we have this urge to love people close to us. And somehow, we always pick our fathers to shower our love upon. Like they pamper us, we make efforts to make them happy. It gives us a sense of satisfaction when our dads smile because of us.Also Read: 18 TV Actors Who Are Redefining Fatherhood And Are Coolest Dads On The Block 5. They love us more than our brothers because they have no competition with us to be the 'alpha male'When sons grow up and turn into mature adults, they usually start questioning their dad's decision. They exert their newfound manliness in the house and thus, tend to get distanced from their dads. Girls, however, never do any such thing. We become independent individuals, we take their own decisions, but we still always remain daddy's girls and ask him for the smallest of things. 6. Our dads teach us to be strong and weak at the same timeIf there is one most important life lesson that we take from our fathers, it is that we do not have to be strong always. Sometimes it is okay to be weak and break down. But, they also teach us to get up and move on. They also build a will in us to never tolerate anything that we feel is not right.Also Read: 4 Celeb Stepfathers Who Share A Beautiful Relationship With Their Stepchildren 7. Our dads set an example for our future relationships, both romantic and non-romanticFathers have the ability to influence his daughter's future relationships in ways more than one. They take care of their princesses incessantly, always having their backs on us. The way they behave with us, set an example in our minds about our future boyfriends/husbands. We refuse to settle for anything less that the high standards our dads have set in our lives.And even when it comes to non-romantic relationships, it is a psychologically proven fact that girls who have a beautiful bond their father, are more capable of being social and forming good bonds with those around her. 8. Fathers are like role models for their daughtersDespite a popular belief that daughters usually try to be like their mothers, it is interesting to note that most girls consider their dads to be their role models. Although we tend to dress up like our moms, most of our behavioral traits come from our dads. When our fathers encourage us to do something, we make sure we do it and come out with flying colours. That is just the kind of effect our daddies have on us.Do Checkout! 14 Famous Television Couples And Their Oh-So-Cute Star Kids 9. Even psychology has its own ways to prove the father-daughter bondA famous psychologist and psychoanalyst, best known for his work in developing child attachment theories, put forward a crucial point in one of his studies. He said that the ability of an individual to have an emotional or physical attachment to another person gives him a sense of stability that helps them to take risks, improve in weaker areas of their lives, and encourage their personality development.Children are always attached to their caregivers, so when we are young and we see our mothers caring for us, we tend to be attached to her. But when we grow up, we see our dads fulfilling all our needs and wants, so our favour shifts more towards them. But more than anything, it's just basic instinct that makes us girls lean more towards our dad than our moms. 10. Dads to the rescue when moms are angryRemember when your mom says a big 'NO' to that much-awaited Goa trip of yours? Whom do you go to repair your shattered heart, or better to make mom understand that you'll be fine? While you might have to convince your daddy dearest too for the same, but trust me, you will all agree that a hug to your dad and he is all melted like a butter! Now that your job's done, make a puppy face together and go to mom. Any luck this time?Recommended Read: 20 Things No One Tells You When You Are About To Become Parents 11. Dads encourage you to take risksWhile a mom will more be on the love and concern side, it's your dad who will tell you to plunge and take a step forward. Moving to a new city? He will come with you to help you settle. Gone bankrupt even though you are earning? "Hello, dad?" is what we hear. Have no idea about investments and tax file return? We look up to our dads again! 12. We will always remain daddy's little girls, no matter whatIt does not matter how old we are, or at what stature in our lives we have reached. Our dads will always be our superheroes, because we do not just love, but respect them immensely too. We love and respect our moms too, but nothing compares to the affection that we share with our dads. For our fathers, we will always be their laadli, their little girl.Our dads are and always continue to be the most important man in our lives. Nothing and nobody can match up to the level of love we have for them. So, if you are a daddy's girl too, we are sure you must have felt a connect with all the things written above, right?NEXT READ: 10 Bollywood And TV Actors Who Became Fathers After The Age Of 40 Images courtesy: Instagram

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    13 Most Loved Bollywood On-Screen Dads Who Would Remind You Of Your Father

    Dad is a synonym for happiness! He has been your rock, your shoulder to cry on and your protector. He knows you love your mom more than him, but his love for you remains unhampered. The moment you step on your tricycle, your father is ready to give you your first bicycling lessons; for him, you still remain that little bundle of joy whom the nurse handed him just after you were born.Recommended Read: 18 TV Actors Who Are Redefining Fatherhood And Are Coolest Dads On The BlockHaving loved you with all his heart, all he asks for is just a tight hug at the end of a tiring day, which is why this Father's Day we bring to you a list of 13 Bollywood on-screen dads that will remind you of your father. 1. Chaudhary Baldev Singh - Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeThe character is shown as a very traditional and God-fearing person. He is as firm as he is gentle, especially during the ending scene where he lets his daughter go with the man she loves. Which girl would not want a father like that? Although he is shown to be strict throughout the movie, his anger melts away in front of his daughter's love.Recommended Read: TV Couple Anita-Rohit Recreated Epic DDLJ Scene With A Funny Twist And They Looked Super-Cute 2. Karan - Maine Pyaar KiyaThis character has been portrayed as a feisty person who backs his word with his actions. The character, however, is not shown in a position of monetary power, yet the strength of his spirit shines throughout. Karan is a hardworking guy who dotes on his daughter and backs her in the fight for her love. The character is shown as being humble, but forthright. This movie saw him opposing a rich guy whom his daughter loved dearly, only to compel him to stand on his own feet and fight for his love.Also Checkout: 9 Bollywood And Television Celebs Who Became Parents Via IVF And IVF Surrogacy 3. Professor Siddharth Chaudhary - Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!Professor Siddharth Chaudhary is shown as quite the family man, who has managed to provide a great lifestyle for his wife and two beautiful daughters. The care and affection with which he has raised his daughters is quite evident in the film. He has a tough decision to make towards the end of the film, where he has to choose between his love for his daughter and society's rules. He chooses in favour of his daughter and comes out in spades.Also Read: 9 TV Actors Who Are Redefining Fatherhood With Their Cute Gestures For Their Kids 4. Ramlal - Jo Jeeta Wohi SikanderRamlal is a sports fanatic father-of-two who lives by certain principles and tries to instil them in his children as well. The father is shown as being passionate about cycling and encouraging his eldest child to fulfil the dream that he had dreamt for himself. Although he is critical of his younger son's wayward attitude throughout, but in the end, his younger son manages to win his approval and the family's bond is strengthened. The character was a disciplinarian who stressed on the importance of time management.Recommended Read: 10 Reasons, Among The Infinite Others, Why Daughter-Father Relationship Is Beyond Anything 5. Ramkishan - Hum Saath Saath HainRamkishan is the father of three sons and one daughter, and also the chairman of a large business empire. He has provided everything to his children and has attended to their every need and want. Even though he has showered them with luxury, he and his wife have inculcated values and strong ethics in their children. The character even manages to get them married to the women of their choice, and in the end ensures that happiness stays in the family, as he loves to say, "The family that eats together, prays together, stays together!" 6. Dharamvir Malhotra - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le JayengeThis portrayal of a liberal and modern father is often touted as the best example in today's times. The role was memorable because of the easy humour that was evident in the performance. The character is shown as a jovial person, who has built a great life for himself and his son abroad. He is rich and wants the best for his son. He is also a man of ethics and values, and supports his son, but not without asserting his strength of belief.You May Like: This Bride Missed Her Dad On Her Wedding, But It Was Her Groom Who Made Us Cry! 7. Raj Malhotra - BaghbanThis character is shown as someone who is hardworking and raises his four sons on a not-so-great salary, in the hope that they will take care of their parents in the future. He even has an adopted son whom he raised as his own. His biological sons and their wives show no affection towards him, but his adopted son dotes on both him and his wife and takes care of them. In the end, even though he disowns his real sons (for the way he treated him and his wife), his heart melts for his grandchildren. But, he goes on to live with his adopted one who is both caring and loving, 8. Jaiprakash Paswan - Chachi 420The character is portrayed as that of a hardworking, but a middle-class man who struggles to keep his wife and daughter together with him, because of financial constraints. He disguises himself as a woman and works as a maid to be close to his daughter, throughout the movie. In the end, he wins over the love and affection of his once-estranged wife and father-in-law, and gets his family back together.Must Read: 10 Truly Adorable Ways For An Indian Bride To Honour Her Dad On Her Wedding 9. Mr. Thapar (Bunny's Dad)- Yeh Jawaani Hai DeewaniThe character portrayed is of a loving father who holds back his emotions from his son, and wants him to live his life to the fullest. From time to time, he tries to infuse moral values in his son. He lives with his second wife, whom his son refuses to accept as his mother. But, both dote on their son. He wants his son 'to live and that too for each and every moment', a thing which remains as a sweet lesson with his son, even after his (Mr. Thapar's) death.Recommended Read: From Singing To Making Gol Roti, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Most Adorable Moments With Daughter Ziva 10. Rahul Khanna - Kuch Kuch Hota HaiUnlike his college days where he was known to be a carefree dude, flirting with girls, and a devoted best friend to his college mate Anjali, Rahul changed overnight for his daughter. After his wife's death, he raised his daughter single-handedly. He adores her, and turns into an over-caring, possessive and freaking-at-the-drop-of-a-hat father. He never lets her daughter miss her mother, and always tries his best to give her all the happiness in the world.Recommended Read: 4 Times Shah Rukh Khan Proved Why He Is The Best Father 11. Mahavir Singh Phogat- DangalMahavir Singh Phogat is a yesteryear wrestler who failed to bring a gold medal for his country. He is one of the most inspiring on-screen dads to have been show on the celluloid. To turn his own dream into reality, he teaches his daughters the nuances of wrestling, trains them and inspires them. Every girl would dream to have a father like him who doesn't only think that a girl should get married be sent off to her in-laws. Instead he thinks the opposite and Mahavir's famous dialogue, "Hamari choriyan choro se kam hai ke? (Our girls are no less than our boys?)" is what every father should tell his own daughter.Recommended Read: Aaradhya Bachchan And Azad Rao's Annual Day Performance To 'Rail Gaadi' Is Full Of Adorbs 12. Rohit Kumar- Akele Hum Akele TumA father is not just a husband to his wife but also the angel of his children, and it's his duty to never let the reputation of his child and wife go down. Rohit Kumar is an inspiring on-screen dad who plays a struggling playback singer, who eventually falls in love with Kiran. However, Kiran's ambitions take a back seat because of the household responsibilities and they separate. Even during the legal proceedings, Rohit makes sure that his son and wife's reputation is saved at any cost. He eventually manages to bring his family together.Don't Miss: Aamir Khan's Statements On Surrogacy Should Inspire Couples Who Can't Conceive Naturally 13. Kamal Mehra- Dil Dhadakne DoIt is often said that a man's truest self is during the times of trouble. Kamal Mehra, at first, appears to be a patriarchal dad who objects to his daughter's desire of divorcing her husband, and forces his son to be a businessman like himself. But as the plot unfolds, we realise that he is very protective of her daughter to the point of almost beating up her husband who misbehaves with her. In fact, later he also apologises to his wife for not caring about her desires over the years. Every little princess and wife would love to have a man like Kamal Mehra, right? Recommended Read: 13 Indian Cricketers And Their Adorable Kids Who Are Media Sensation Just Like Their ParentsSo, these were the 13 most loved Bollywood on-screen dads who would often remind you of your father. So, which one of them reminds you of your dad the most? Do let us know in the comments section below.

  • From Singing To Making Gol Roti, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Most Adorable Moments With Daughter Ziva
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    From Singing To Making Gol Roti, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Most Adorable Moments With Daughter Ziva

    To break the monotony with the news either about celebs tying the knot or updating you about their current relationship status, we thought to bring the cutest thing we saw today and we are pretty sure, you will end up seeing it in the loop. Yes, we are talking about this very adorable kid, Ziva, daughter of the cricketer, MS Dhoni.Recommended Read: Post IPL Match, MS Dhoni Is Back To His Daddy Duties, Turns Hairdresser For Ziva Dhoni, Watch VideoMS Dhoni and Ziva has continuously made their fans ecstatic with their pictures and videos doing the rounds on social media showcasing the father-daughter bonding. We bring to you the latest video of Ziva where she's trying to be the next masterchef!Check the video here, where Ziva is busy making gol rotis. Isn't it sounding very cute? > > > A post shared by ZIVA SINGH DHONI (@zivasinghdhoni006) on Nov 23, 2017 at 7:53am PST We cannot miss showing you the other video where her nanny from Kerala, Sheila aunty has taught her a song and she's singing it like a pro! She's a darling, isn't it? Check it out here:> > > A post shared by ZIVA SINGH DHONI (@zivasinghdhoni006) on Oct 24, 2017 at 5:26am PDT Suggested Read: Aaradhya Bachchan's 'Enchanted Medow Themed Cake' Is As Beautiful As The Birthday Girl HerselfAnd how delightful to the ears is this? It is indeed, the best memories for a father. Check it here why:> > > A post shared by ZIVA SINGH DHONI (@zivasinghdhoni006) on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:37pm PDT And when it is the cricketer's daughter, one cannot miss this cutesy to see in the stadium herself and cheering for the team. This is what baby Ziva has been doing.Check this naughty here:> > > A post shared by ZIVA SINGH DHONI (@zivasinghdhoni006) on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:33pm PDT Also Read: Sakshi Posted The Sweetest Message For Hubby MS Dhoni On His Resignation As A CaptainAnd if you want to know what is pure innocence, this is the perfect example where Ziva and Virat Kohli are seen chatting. Check this adorable video here: > > > A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Oct 8, 2017 at 4:20am PDT During winters keeping unwell becomes a little usual for small kids due to the weather change. To break through the gloomy cosy weather, this little girl in her own language is singing this song and she's looking like the most innocent kid ever. Check her video here and share a laugh:> > > A post shared by ZIVA SINGH DHONI (@zivasinghdhoni006) on Dec 1, 2017 at 9:30am PST Last but not the least, we cannot miss mentioning the filters which have been trending by the photo lovers and how can our naughty Ziva leave that behind? She has been making faces and enjoying the filter camera, making all of us and her fans indulge in her cuteness overflowing on her face. Check it out here:> > > A post shared by Sakshi Singh Dhoni (@sakshisingh_r) on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:49am PST Ziva Dhoni is all grown up and how! MS Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni's little bundle of joy Ziva is gradually learning new things each day and making our hearts melt. Team BollywoodShaadis wishes the best of the life for this little baby. All you readers stay tuned with us to know more about the happenings in celebs kids' life. Images and Videos Courtesy: InstagramRecommended Read: When India's Cool Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Was Bowled Over By Sakshi Rawat

  • Suhana Khan Turns 18, Here Are 7 Dating Rules By Daddy Shah Rukh Khan For The Guy Who Will Date Her
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    Suhana Khan Turns 18, Here Are 7 Dating Rules By Daddy Shah Rukh Khan For The Guy Who Will Date Her

    It is a universally known fact that King Khan aka Shah Rukh Khan is a doting and protective father. He believes in spending quality time with his family, especially his three kids, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. He has always made it a point to give his children the best of everything, be it education, luxuries or any other thing in the world.Recommended Read: Taimur Ali Khan Leaves Mom Kareena's Hand To Pose For The Cameras As She Tries To Pull Him Away He has taught them to be great human beings too. In fact, sometime back, we told you how well he and his wife Gauri are bringing up their youngest munchkin AbRam, by gifting him an adorable treehouse, so that he does not miss the fun of his childhood days by getting stuck in the vicious circle of technology.But, just because he is a superstar and a very cool dad, does not mean he takes things lightly when it comes to his children and their love lives. And, especially when one is talking about his little princess Suhana, let us tell you that SRK is a ferociously over-protective dad.We saw a glimpse of his protectiveness on Koffee With Karan, where he jokingly declared that he would rip the lips off the guy who tries to kiss Suhana. Aww! We find that totally adorbs.Also Read: Half-Sisters Janhvi Kapoor And Anshula Kapoor Bond Again Over A Movie Date With 'Papa' Boney KapoorHe further proved how caring as a daddy he is, when in a chitchat session with a popular magazine, the superstar listed a set of rules, which any guy who thinks of dating Suhana, will have to follow. And let us tell you in advance, SRK is not kidding when he talks about his darling daughter. So here are the 7 precious rules: 1. Get a job. 2. Understand I don't like you. 3. I'm everywhere. 4. Get a lawyer. 5. She's my princess, not your conquest. 6. I don't mind going back to jail. 7. Whatever you do to her, I will do to you.Haha! Aren't they just so adorable? Especially the last one. Suhana has turned 18 today and SRK's little princess looks gorgeous in these latest pictures:We are totally crushing on Daddy Khan after reading these aww-dorable pointers, aren't you? But well, this is what every father in the world feels about his princess. Shah Rukh just proved that girls are actually papa ki paris. Comment below if you are your daddy's princess too!NEXT: Misha Kapoor Pampers Her Preggy Mommy Mira Rajput Kapoor While Daddy Shahid Kapoor Is Busy Shooting Images Courtesy: Instagram

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    11 Things You Want To Tell Your Soon-To-Be Jiju About Your Sister

    Sisters are each other's soulmates. They have a key to each other's heart along with a full proof list of the do's and don'ts to make the other one happy. When one sister gets married, there are waves of emotions that hit the other one. She is excited that now she will have a jiju who will be her new friend, but she is also a little worried about her bestie.There are a lot of things that she wants her future jiju to know about her sister for a smooth sailing. So, here we have listed a few of them, scroll down and take a look!Recommended Read: 5 Most Annoying Things Married Couples Do On Social Media 1. She is mineBefore she is anyone else's, she belongs to me. We have lived in each other's first home which is a kind of bonding that makes us inseparable. I am ready to share her with you with a promise that you won't try to come between us. You too can be a part of our crazy girly gossip nights! 2. She is wide-eyed crazyI know that by now you must also have caught a pinch of the glimpse of my sister's mad side. But, let me warn you in advance that my sister is a wide-eyed crazy. She can burst into a song or a happy dance at any moment. You might even find her arguing with someone who comes between her and her coffee. So, be careful! 3. She gets hurt easilyShe is crazy and fun loving but she is very sensitive too. She gets hurt easily. If you have even a figment of a doubt that a certain thing might not go down well with her, it probably won't. I am giving her to you with a tag of 'Fragile; Handle with Care'.You May Like: 10 Things Every 'Devar' Feels When His New 'Bhabhi' Comes Home 4. She loves to spread the loveMy sister has so much of love to give to everyone. This is what makes her unique. No matter whether it is a stranger or someone close to her, she will greet everyone with the same enthusiasm. She just loves to make everyone feel loved. Also, she won't ask for it in return, but you have to make it your duty to return her the same! 5. She is my bestie Image Courtesy: InstagramShe's more than a sister, she is my best friend. She always had my back. She listened to every nonsense that my mind cooked up. I know it that she will do the same for you as well. She will be your best friend too and trust me; you will adore her in that role. 6. Stay away from her closet Image Courtesy: VivahYou will soon take the vows to share all your happiness and sorrows, but let me warn you, stay away from her closet. Neither has she ever shared it with anyone nor will she ever want to do it in the future. So, stay away from her closet and save yourself from her wrath.Also Read: 8 Ways You Can Easily Seduce Your Husband Everyday 7. She loves her freedomMy sister is a mature person. She is always in control of herself and she should be the only person to control her. Don't try to take away her freedom. She might not complain, but as far as I know her, it will definitely affect her in some way or the other. If you love her, you have to set her free. Only in her freedom, she will be completely yours! 8. She is career-orientedShe has worked very hard to be where she is right now. A lot of sleepless nights have gone into making her career the way it is. She loves it and I hope that you will understand her professional commitments. 9. She is very supportiveMy sister has always been there for everyone in the times of the need. She will never put herself above her family. You will always have her by your side through thick and thin. 10. She is the bestMy sister is the best sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend and aunt to our nephews and nieces. She is just the best and I am sure that she will be the best wife, daughter-in-law, and a mother too. Trust me, you are going to have the best person as your life partner. 11. She loves you tooIsn't it obvious? She is ready to give up her world to move in with you and create a new life. This is only because she is head over heels in love with you. Her love for you is pure and rock solid.P.S. I have heard her saying sweet stuff about you in her sleep.When a sister gets married, it is a bittersweet moment for the other sister. She is excited that her sister is going to start a new chapter of her life and she will have someone who is going to love her till eternity, but she is a little heartbroken. All she wishes for her sister is to have a husband who will love her more forever. And we hope that all the jijus take note from this and fulfil their saali's demands! PS: Cover image for representational purpose only.NEXT READ: 11 Reasons Why Your 'Bhabhi' Is The Best Thing To Ever Happen To You

  • 12 Reasons Which Prove That 'Devar' Is The First Best Friend A 'Bhabhi' Makes In Her 'Sasural'
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    12 Reasons Which Prove That 'Devar' Is The First Best Friend A 'Bhabhi' Makes In Her 'Sasural'

    The devar-bhabhi relationship is truly one of a kind. They both annoy each other by pulling up little pranks, take care of each other like brothers and sisters and share secrets like friends.To have a devar is a blessing. The realtionship that you share with him is one of a kind. Here are some more reasons why having a younger and naughty brother-in-law is great.Recommended Read: 11 Reasons Why Your 'Bhabhi' Is The Best Thing To Ever Happen To You 1. He knows the secrets of your husbandHe is your husband's brother so he must know all his secrets. Yes, there is this impeccable bro-code between guys, but you are his beloved bhabhi, and no less important to him than his brother. That means that you have the divine right to make him break that rule. And trust us, he wouldn't mind sharing his brother's secrets with you, in fact he will have a lot of fun doing that. 2. You can poke him about his girlfriendThe best part of having a devar is that you can poke him for various things and he would not mind. But, the best one is to tease him about his girlfriend. Asking him when he would bring her home, when he would ask her to marry him. You will love making him blush about it.You Might Like: 12 Gorgeous Indian TV Divas In Their Real Life Wedding Avatars 3. He looks up to you as a mother as well as a friendFor him, you are like a mother who takes care of him and a friend who would never betray him. Whenever he is hungry or is unable to find his favourite shirt, he will come to you. When he is having issues in his personal life, he would not hesitate in sharing that as well. In you, he has found a very rare combination and thus, he totally adores you. 4. He appreciates whatever you do for himYou love cooking for him, taking care of his little things because he never fails to thank you for that. He always appreciates whatever you do for him, which in turn makes you feel happy.Also Read: 3 Easy Recipes For Your First Dish After Marriage To Impress Everyone At Your New Home 5. He will pamper you as wellLet us tell you, you will not be the only one taking care of him, he will do it for you too. After a very long time he has found someone, for whom he could buy all those girly gifts. After all his trips, you will end up having a big sac of gifts. 6. He will drive you around without any complaintsIf you have to go somewhere and your husband is not around, you can always count on your devar to take you wherever you have to go. He will not make excuses like your husband, as he is always happy to be at your service.Do Check Out: 17 Things That Every Modern Woman Looks For In Her Perfect Man 7. He makes sure that you don't get boredHe will be your personal entertainer. If you are feeling low or have nothing to do, he will make it his responsibility to make you laugh. From funny dances to homemade cold-coffees, he will never let your life be monotonous. 8. Even his friends will love youJust like your devar, his friends will respect you too. You will automatically become the Alpha of their group whom everybody listens too. All the boys and the girls in his friend circle will adore you.Interesting: 10 Super-Smart Ways To Tackle Your Best Friend's Jealous Girlfriend 9. You will be hosting a lot of house partiesNow that he has you, he will pester you to throw house parties with him, and you would love to do that. Devars make your life exciting. 10. You can play pranks on each otherThose little pranks are an essential part of a bhabhi-devar relationship. You will keep on playing pranks on each other. If you have a bro-in-law, you will be falling short of pranks, as he will always be coming up with new ones.Fun Read: 11 Crazy Things That Happen During Joota Chupai Ritual In Indian Weddings 11. He will never let you miss your little brotherMoving to a different place is not entirely easy. You will miss your family, especially your siblings. With a devar around, that feeling of missing your siblings would not bug you that often. With him around, you will not miss your little brother that much. 12. You love covering up for himJust as you did for your own siblings, you would love covering up for him because you know how easily he gets into trouble.Recommended Read: 12 Things You Will Relate To Only If You Are A MaasiYour little brother-in-law will always bring a smile to your face. He will be your dependable partner and will adore you and love you unconditionally. We assure you, that having him around, will be one of the best things you experience in your new home after marriage. Cover Image Credit: Instagram, for representational purpose only. GIF via Giphy

  • 8 Single Moms Of TV Who Proved That They Do Not Need A Man To Raise Their Children
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    8 Single Moms Of TV Who Proved That They Do Not Need A Man To Raise Their Children

    On-screen, they might have a blissful married life with kids, but off-screen these actresses had a turbulent married life, which ultimately led to divorce, leaving them with the kids. But these telly stars did not break down, instead, they stood tall and raised their kids with no support from their ex.Recommended Read: 10 Famous TV And Bollywood Celebrity Couples Who Are Separated But Not DivorcedThese single telly mothers are an inspiration to the other single mums who raise their kids all by themselves without any support from others. So, let us have a look at some of these brave and happy single mums of our telly world. 1. Shweta TiwariShweta Tiwari was just 19 years old when she and Raja Choudhary got "married after just three months of knowing each other" in 1998. Soon after marriage, Shweta was expecting her daughter, Palak. While she was happy with the good news, her married life was in troubled waters. And after nine years of togetherness, Shweta finally separated legally from Raja in 2007, due to his abusive and violent behaviour. Palak's upbringing was now Shweta's responsibility alone. Instead of being a strict mom, Shweta tries to maintain a friendly relationship with her daughter:> "I am very close to my daughter. I don't try to be strict with her. I try to be friendly and find out things about her life from her. She tells me everything. She also tells me stuff, which she doesn't tell her friends. I think I am her best friend."Recommended Read: Married At 23, Divorced At 31, Mahira Khan Is Single Mother Of 3 Yr Old Baby BoyAfter all the ups and downs in her personal life, the actress finally found her soulmate in actor Abhinav Kohli and got hitched with him in 2013. Together they have a baby boy now whom they have named, Reyansh. 2. Pooja BediAfter getting divorced from Farhan Furniturewalla in 2003, Pooja Bedi took on the role of a single mother and raised her two children- daughter Aalia Ebrahim (born in 1997) and son Omar Ebrahim (born in 2000). And like every other parent she is also a strict mother:> "I'm more strict with my kids than my mom was with me. My kids get all the love in the world. But certain values are important, like respect for elders."Pooja Bedi's daughter, Aalia Ebrahim keeps posting sizzling pictures of herself on her social media account. They share a beautiful bond of mother-daughter-turned friends. You May Also Like: Married At 18, Single Mom To 3 Kids At 34, Kanika Kapoor's Story Will Run Chills Down Your Spine 3. Kamya PunjabiKamya married Bunty Negi and was blessed with a little angel, Aara, in 2009. In fact, she always wanted to have a baby girl and was on cloud nine when her wish was fulfilled:> "I am really feeling on top of the world as our dream of having a baby girl has come true, it's really great to be a mother."But just after a few years, the couple filed for divorce in 2013, just a month before Kamya entered the reality show, Bigg Boss 7. After the divorce, the responsibility of bringing up Aara was on her shoulders. Although her world revolves around her daughter, Kamya is a strict mother:> "I also impose restrictions on my daughter, but am also very protective towards her." 4. Urvashi DholakiaThe famous vamp of the small screen, Urvashi Dholakia, happily raised her twin sons- Kshitij and Sagar, after getting divorced from her husband. The actress got married at the age of 16 and became a mom at 17! But after a year and a half of marriage, Urvashi parted ways with her husband and raised the boys all by herself. It must have been difficult for the actress to raise her twin sons when she was a teen herself, but Urvashi has no qualms about it. Here's what she said:> "I've never mulled over the past nor do I think about the future. I've only seen a small part of life; some people have suffered much more than me. At least I had a very supportive family."In fact, for this proud mother, her sons are her "support system". She also explained how being a single mother was a tough job. Here is what she said:> "Being a single mother was difficult. People tell me how I don't look like a mother and how I haven't aged. It's amusing. Why will I age? I am 37. Many harp over the fact that I had my sons when I was 17. But what is the big deal? I take these comments in a positive way. I am proud of my journey, which has been a long one."Don't Miss: 8 Indian TV Celebrities Who Went Through Abusive Relationships 5. Mona AmbegaonkarMona Ambegaonkar delivered a baby girl, Diva, in December 2005 out of wedlock. It was rumoured that Dayananad Shetty, aka Daya from CID, is the father of the child. But putting all the rumours aside, Mona never revealed the identity of her daughter's father and decided to raise the child without any support. About choosing to be a single mom, Mona once said:> "I am instinctively, a fighter. I mentally uncurl up off the floor before the count gets to 10. I am solely responsible for my life- the good and bad in it, the tough and easy of it- and there is a grand plan laid out by nature or God, which will ultimately be fulfilled. You can either choose to be ashamed of your past and lament and hide, or you can marvel at the challenges life set you and the trips it sent you on, gather up all that and put it into a picture album and turn it into memories." 6. Neena GuptaNeena Gupta broke all the rules of the society when she decided to single-handedly raise her daughter, Masaba in 1989. Masaba is a love child of Neena and West Indies cricketer, Vivian Richards. Although, the two never married, Masaba is very "attached" to her father. Being a single mother was tough for Neena, but she still raised Masaba because she wanted to. She said:> "In India, there are so many poor women who are forced to be single mothers. The only difference with me was that I did it by choice. It was very tough and I wanted to do it."And finally, after years of solitude, the actress finally got married in 2008 to a Delhi-based businessman, Vivek Mehra, who is "very close to Masaba".Also Read: Popular TV Actress And Single Mom Achint Kaur Has A Beautiful Message For All Single Mothers 7. Poonam DhillonPoonam Dhillon fell in love with Ashok Thakeria and married him in 1988, but after nine years of togetherness, the couple divorced in 1997. After the divorce, the versatile actress raised her two kids- Anmol and Paloma, all by herself. Poonam, who has donned various caps and beautifully fulfilled the role of a single parent, believes one needs to have a positive attitude to get going. Here's what she stated:> "I believe you just have one life and there is so much to do. It's just a mental attitude. If you want to do something, you do it. You need to have a positive attitude; after all it's too easy to get bogged down in life." 8. Daljiet KaurDaljiet kaur known for playing Barun Sobti's sister in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, was once happily married to Shaleen Bhanot for years and has a son named Jaydon (earlier named Sharav) with him. After their out-of-the-court settlement with her ex-husband, Daljiet has been taking care of her son and we must say that she is a hands-on mother whose forever love is her son. Talking about taking care of Jaydon independently, Daljiet said:> "I just think about one thing that whenever my son grows up, he should be proud of me. I sometimes end up shooting for 18 hours a day, but I make sure I give time to my son and exercise. Sometimes, I even go to gym late in the night when my son is asleep. I won't be modest. It has been very tough and requires a lot of willpower. I have been single-handedly taking care of my son. Be it financially or emotionally, I am always there for him. For Jaydon I am his father-mother both." Recommended Read: 9 Bollywood Actresses Who Became Successful After Their Marriages FailedBeing a single parent is tough, but rewarding at the same time. And looking at these single moms, other single moms can only get inspired and get the courage to raise their kids all by themselves. Hat's off to these single telly moms and all other single mothers who face all odds to raise their children without any support. Kudos to all of you!! Images Courtesy: Instagram

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