Gurdeep Kohli Punjj to play Shaheer Sheikh's mother in Colors' 'Mughal-e-Azam'!
While many actresses stay away from playing mother on-screen, Gurdeep has no such qualms.
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Speaking about the same in an interview with a leading daily, she said, “I can’t keep waiting for a mature love story to come my way. Roles should be written for senior actresses as well.”
On being asked if she had reservations about playing mother to a grown-up actor, she further said that, “Not at all. I have no such qualms. Though the age difference isn’t much, I have worked for more years than Shaheer. People have seen me mature as an actor, so they offer me roles keeping that in mind. Also, this is a historical show and we know that women would get married at an early age back then. It’s a strong character and I am too excited to play the part. I am a mother of two in real life and so, maternal love comes naturally to me. That makes it easier to portray my character with conviction.”
Shaheer Sheikh (Photo: Instagram)
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Gurdeep also revealed that she prefers playing mother to a son onscreen. She shared her thoughts on the same & further told TOI that, “I prefer playing mother to a son than a daughter. That’s because a mom’s track often ends abruptly on shows after the daughter’s marriage. I think about all these aspects before taking up a role.”
On the TV front, Gurdeep has been a part of various hit shows like 'Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka', 'Kasamh Se', 'Diya Aur Baati Hum' among others & was last seen in ZEE TV's 'Sethji'. Also, she made her digital debut this year with Ekta Kapoor's OTT platform ALTBalaji's 'Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain' co-starring Ronit Roy & Mona Singh.
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