Heading: BABY OF BABY SHALINI [thalas wife is popularly known as baby shalini in kerala]
shalini was the chella kutty of all the malayalees when she acted during her childhood days as mamaatikuttyamma..but our very own maamaatykutty has grown up and her whole life is now around her daughter anoushka.
1.will your daughter act like you did in your childhood?
a. as of now we hav no idea of making her to act. she imitates me aftr watching my films.she has watched all my films,ajith’s films,shamilis and richards films..she thinks that everyone in the world acts in films.one day she asked her grandfather that why havent she seen him in any films…last week i went to ajiths shooting with her.she cried out appa appa but he dint turn. she just took the microfone and called ajithkumar come here.everyone burst into laughter.
2. has the old naughty baby shalini transformed into a strict mother?
a. i would never scold her or beat her.our work is to grow her up as a girl with self confidence.rest is left to fate.even if she commits a mistake she should feel that we are with her always.if we are strict she wont feel tht secure feeling.
3.most of the actress come back to films after their kid starts goin to school.what about you?
a. when she starts to go to school i would like to have another kid.my wish is to have 3 kids.may be because my family had 3 kids.
4.so that means we should wait for a long time to see u on screen?
a .i wish to giv more importance to my family rather than films.i feel happy when people say they miss me on screen.i feel i left cinema at the right time and thats why i still get respect as an actress.i hav seen many actress coming back to cinema after some time.but i dont think i have that much capacity to concentrate both on acting and family.
4.usually star pairs would not stand for long.but some pairs like yu live so happily..how?
a. we should give each other some space.petty indifferences should be openly discussed then itself half of the problems would be sorted.we should not prick our nose into our partners life.ajith always says this word”vaazhu vaazha vidu”.thus we are happy.
6.but is it possible to stay away and let your partner do anything he wants?
a .i dint mean we should stay away.we hav to tell our opinion.but we shouldnt impose our opinion on our partner.if our partner finds joy in doing something we should let him do it.for eg.ajith loves car racing.if you ask him do u want to be an actor or car racer he would definitely say i wanna bcome a car racer.he dint had the money then.but now when he has the money to do it if he says my wife wont let me do it would it be nice..so i told him to pursue his passion.
7.doesnt a risky and dangerous hobby like racing increase ur BP?
a. many hav asked me this.how can you be cool.cant you ask him not to go.but i have faith in his skills and i know how much he loves racing.but truth is i always have fear in my mind.all i can do is pray and i do that.
8.doe ajith drive always like he is in a race?
a. no ajith is a very safe driver.he makes sure everyone has strapped on seat belts nbefore driving.he is also very cautious so that no laws are broken.he is always caring for everyone else.while in a flight he makes sure that everyone gets down and then only finally would he get down after ensuring that noone needs help.if old age people fined it difficult to carry luggage he makes it a apoint to go and help them with the luggage.
9.other than car racing what are the other hobbies of ajith?
a. flying miniature aeroplanes after setting their engine and using remote control is another hobby,in his free time you can find him at a aero club in a aplace called maduranthakam flying these things.he has a hobby room in our house for preparing these machines.even during the break time in shoots you can find him browsing wbites for info about aeromodelling.
10.do you accompany ajith in shooting sites?
a. before i used to accompany him to almost all shoots.but not now.now if the shoot is in chennai only i would go and see..now anoushka is my world.i have a very strict rule that i have to do evrything for her and be with her all the time.after growin up she wont have time with me as she would be busy with her life.so i enjoy every possible moment with her,every evening we go out together.now a days ii leave her in playschool for some time so that she would adjust herself to the school life.
11.have you learned cooking?
a. to be frank im not that great a cook.but ajith is an expert in cooking.he loves doing experiments in the kitchen..he cooks biriyani for fourty or fifty people with ease like experts do using the”biriyani chemb”.i have watched speechlessly when he cooks so deliciously and such huge quantity with that much ease..
12.what about your career in badminton?
a. well that was a coincident.ajith used to play badminton with his friends.well ajith insisted me on playing one day.suddenly i got addicted to the game and started training with a coach.after winning two or three tournaments i gained confidence.but this is before anoushka was born.
13.dont you have contacts with old friends?
a. no.after a long time kunjacko boban[an actor in malayalam industry who hav given some super hits with shalini.they were the most happening on screen pair in kerala for some time] called me.ajith have talked with me in kunjackos fone during shooting when we were in love and i dint hav a fone.no one else hav contact as of now….
Translation by Anand
Source: Vanitha (Malayalam magazine) (Dated: 17-1-2010) – Special Thanks to Malluvision