There are back-to-back occasions for Kajol to celebrate the bond with her mother Tanuja. After quipping over their role reversal on Daughters’ Day on Sunday, the former had another reason to hail her mother. The veteran actor turned 75 on Monday and the ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ star was profuse in her praise of the ‘super mom’ and the woman who taught her what ‘super in superwoman stood for.’
Tanuja’s near and dear ones it seems got together for her special milestone as Kajol’s video on Instagram seemed to indicate. In the video, several photographs of the ‘Birthday Girl’, in the form of sketches, including those from her appearances in films, with her daughters Kajol and Tanishaa Mukerji, and with the title ‘75 and fabulous’ are spread out.
With the music in the background and some people, it seemed that Tanuja was turning 75 indeed in a a ‘fabulous’ way.
Kajol captioned her post, “Wishing my awesomely super mom an awesomely super birthday . She's the one who taught me what the super in superwoman stood for! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤”
Tanishaa also shared a picture of Tanuja smilingly looking outside and captioned it, “Happy birthday day mommy! 💫🦄💕”
Sharing another snap where she is posing along with Kajol and Tanishaa, Tanishaa captioned, “Happy birthday my darling mother....we are because of you! ❤ @kajol #tanuja
Tanuja enjoyed immense popularity in the ‘60s and the ‘70s where she featured in several films opposite Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar. ‘Jewel Thief’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Mere Jeevan Sathi’ were some of her loved films from that era.
Tanuja was honoured with the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress for ‘Paisa Ya Pyaar’ and was also felicitated with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
In May earlier this year, Tanuja had recently been diagnosed with diverticulitis and was hospitalised, before recovering from it.
Among the last notable on-screen appearances, Tanuja featured in the 2016 film ‘A Death in the Gunj’ which was directed by Konkona Sen Sharma and featured Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Vikrant Massey, Om Puri, Jim Sarbh, among others.
Before Tanuja’s birthday, Kajol had shared an adorable snap on Instagram where her mother is seated on her lap and termed it as 'Two daughters and two moms' and their 'positions reversed' on Daughters Day.
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