The reaction to Suhana Khan’s Vogue cover has been extremely hostile. In fact, the Instagram handle of the magazine has had to turn off the comments on her picture to shield her from the negativity. In an interview with Film Companion, Kajol opened up on preparing her daughter for the nastiness that comes with being a star child.
I think all you can do honestly is to sure them up, with your love, your support, and hope and pray that all the parenting that you’ve done before that, takes effect.Kajol
The cover seems to be Suhana’s first step towards entering showbiz, at a time when the nepotism debate seems to be at its peak. However complimenting Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri, Kajol had this to say.
You know, it takes a lot of courage, you know hats off to Gauri and Shah Rukh for that matter to even allow Suhana to go out there. I wouldn’t say ‘allow’, I know that is the wrong word...as parents you always want to protect your children and you know for a fact that as a star and a celebrity, things will always be much more tougher for your children because they will be judged by you. Especially if you are a success.Kajol
"If you were a failure, probably they will be judged with a little bit more sympathy and a little more 'oh so sweet'. But when you are a success, it's always tougher for them and will always be tougher for them.” She further added that regardless of what field their parents are in, they will always be watched.
Kajol will next be seen as a single mother to a teenager son in Pradeep Sarkar’s Helicopter Eela, which releases on September 7.
(With inputs from India Today.)