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Sunday, June 16, 2024  
09 Dhul-Hijjah 1445  

Wishing Kajol a very happy b’day

Wishing ‘Kajol’ a very happy b'dayToday is Kajol’s birthday. And when she blows out the candles on the cake, she will say a silent ‘thank-you’ to the Almighty.
“I’ve never asked God for anything,’’ says the feisty actress who is one of Bollywood’s shining lights. “I truly believe that God gives what he knows is best for you. So I usually just say a thank-you to Him for everything that he has already given me.’’
She adds, “This birthday is extra special for me, my husband (Ajay Devgn) my daughter (Nysa), my mother, my sister and my parents-in-law are happy because I’m carrying my second child. And everyone around me is especially excited about the addition to the family.’’
This year, Kajol is receiving a custom-made gift from her best friend, filmmaker Karan Johar. Dharma Productions in association with Sony Pictures India and UTV Motion Pictures are releasing their We Are Family on September 3, barely a month away from Kajol’s birthday.
“Listen, I love everyone at Dharma,’’ she says. “Karan especially. I know all their names and over the years, I think they have all come to like me too. They are my extended family. Working with Karan has always been a joyous occasion. Besides, Karan always brings some of the best scripts to me.’’ She adds that she is very partial to Karan and in the case of We Are Family — to the young director Siddharth P Malhotra: “But, I wouldn’t do their films if I felt that the script isn’t spectacular. WAF is the one of the most balanced scripts that I have read. And if I didn’t feel that I could shine through, then I wouldn’t have accepted it no matter who the maker is.’’
Recommending WAF to her audience, Kajol says, “The film has a lot of dynamics. There is an interesting tension in the various relationships that this family has. And it shows everyone in very human light. There are no saints and there are no villains. So you can identify with each and every screen character. WAF shows you why each of us is blessed to have and be part of a family. And the film also shows you how families can rally around you through good times and a crisis.’’