We Indians are obsessed with Bollywood and its iconic characters. There has to be one character that we secretly admire and one we wish would have never existed. Where common characters like brothers, sisters, BFF’s, doctors etc. remain the same through every film industry, it’s the mothers-in-law of Bollywood who add the drama and sensationalize super-hit flicks.
Sweet, not-so-sweet, evil, there are a variety of mothers-in-law Bollywood has given birth to, be it taking inspiration from real life or just relying on fictitious creativity. Have a look at the mothers-in-law who are relatable, fun and definitely famous for their desi yet famous traits.
The Dramatic Mother-in-law
Kirron Kher in Dostana acted as John Abraham’s mother-in-law and the word dramatic is just the right fit. Isn’t it? ‘Phoolo Phallo, Khair Chhado!’
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The Emotional Mother-in-law
She was caring, she was sentimental and her role was inspired by a real mother, who else could this be apart from Jaya Bachchan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham!
The Fierce Mother-in-law
With a name as bold as Dhankor Baa Sanera, the Baa (Surpriya Pathak) of Ramleela was a true example of a fierce mother-in-law. No matter how much we hated her in the beginning, her acting skills made us fall in love as the movie reached its climax.
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The Bindaas Mother-in-law
Driving a scooter in total swag, this mother-in-law reached the court to stop her son and daughter-in-law from getting divorced. Rings a bell? Yes, it was Beena Kak in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya whose bindaas character is simply unforgettable.
The Typical Punjabi Mother-in-law
The one who addressed every South Indian as madrasi and the one who was over-possessive about her ‘puttar’(son) was none other than Amrita Singh in the blockbuster hit, 2 States. No, in spite of being a typical Punjabi, she wasn’t the evil saas and towards the end she contributed every bit to make it a happy ending.
The Ideal Mother-in-law
Reema Lagoo in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun can be called the ideal mother-in-law without doubt. She was caring, pleasant, and funny and a character one cannot help but adore.
The Entertaining Mother-in-law
Some mothers-in-law are hatke and Farida Jalal in Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai was a total entertainer. Even though most of her role revolves around being a daadi but we are sure she was a playful mother-in-law to Rani Mukherjee.
The Classic Indian Mother-in-law
Hema Malini in Baghbaan was the classic Indian mother-in-law. Suppressed, separated still having the care and concern, this mother-in-law definitely taught a lot to the world.
The Evil Mother-in-law
This type of mother-in-law is synonymous to Bollywood and Lalita Pawar is the most famous in this category.
The Wicked Mother-in-law
Bollywood mothers-in-law are considered wicked by default and Aruna Irani in her role in Mehendi proved it right.
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