Dont hav time for a relationship-Sushmita Sen
Posted January 9, 2010on:
Second time mum Sushmita Sen says her daughters Renee and Alisah will be her bridesmaids when she finally finds Mr Right
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• How does it feel to be a mother all over again?
Alisah is another miracle in my life. She was very calm and quiet, but suddenly she’s become very feisty and found her voice. She doesn’t like to be static for long. She wants to be carried and pampered – she is a princess.
• How has Renee reacted to Alisah?
Renee has been an absolute dream with Alisah. She wanted a sibling for a long time. They have an age difference of 10 years and Renee’s age will only add to her sense of responsibility. She is like a mother to Alisah. She’s trying to change her diapers, even give her a bath. However, I must tell you that she doesn’t do a very good job of changing diapers, but she certainly thinks she does (laughs).
• Does Renee feel left out when you attend to Alisah?
No. Agar unme do-teen saal ka fark hota, to shayad aisa hota. God plans life beautifully.
• How different is Alisah from Renee?
Every child is different. So, the feeling is different too. Alisah smiles differently. She yells differently. Unlike Renee who used to wake up in the middle of the night and wake me up, she sleeps rather peacefully. But I may be speaking too soon. Give me another month and Alisah too might start waking me up. When Renee came into my life, I was a novice. I was learning everything about motherhood from scratch. With Alisah, I am better trained as a mother.
• It’s great that children of single mothers don’t need a father’s name to get admission in schools… your comment?
Oh yes, I love that. But, you know, my daughters have all the freedom to change their first name, which I have given them, if they don’t like it at any point in their life.
• You have two kids now. Does marriage fit into your scheme of things?
Of course. Just because it hasn’t happened till now doesn’t mean that I don’t consider marriage important.
• So we might see you getting married with your daughters standing beside you?
Of course. And they’ll both hold my wedding gown up. I got my bridesmaids before I got married (laughs). And you know what…
Finally, I have decided to do only big commercial films which will have a proper distribution network and release. I have done many films which were not marketed correctly.
• But what’s happening in your personal life?
Presently, I am single. Even if I want to be in a relationship, I don’t have time for it, at least now.
• Though you look svelte now, you had really put on weight.
They didn’t pile up overnight. Vashu Bhagnani and David Dhawan asked me to gain 7 kg for Do Knot Disturb.
• How did you feel when you looked at yourself in the mirror those days?
(Laughs) If Do Knot Disturb had worked, it would’ve been fantastic. But it didn’t, and weight gain became the topic of discussion instead.
• So how did you manage to lose the flab?
I take the credit for the discipline, but it was thanks to my dietician and my physical trainer. I am in better shape than I ever was. Okay, I am healthier now (laughs again). Can we talk about Dulha Mil Gaya?
I have waited for Dulha Mil Gaya for nearly two years. I am happy that none of us associated with the film sulked about its delay. I play Shimmer, a very over-the-top character and one of the best I have portrayed on screen. I am opposite Shah Rukh Khan and particularly loved the jugalbandi scene where we fight by taking names of each other’s films. And I always wanted to work with Fardeen Khan, who is a buddy.