Actor Alaya F, who made her movie debut earlier this year with Jawaani Jaaneman, has said that her mother, actor Pooja Bedi, transferred some of her own independence onto her. Alaya said that her mother told her that getting married before the age of 30 will be the ‘stupidest’ object that she could do.
In an interview, she used to be asked what being raised by a unmarried mother used to be like. Alaya said that both her parents all the time stressed upon her the importance of being financially independent.
She told journalist Rajeev Masand, “When you’re raised by unmarried parents, they’re inherently very independent, so they like to pass that on to their children. Both my parents, for that matter, have constantly said to me ‘It’s a must to be financially independent’. And in a country where parents normally put pressure on their kids for marriage, my parents are the exact opposite. They’re like ‘Als, whether you get married before you’re 30 you’re doing the stupidest object you’ve done in your life. Focus on your career, focus on your work, focus on building yourself’. That’s been said to me at all times.”
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In the past, Alaya had spoken approximately her parents separation, and said that she didn’t have in mind much because she used to be very young at the time. She had told Pinkvilla, “I used to be 5 years old and I don’t truly have that much reminiscence of it. I had reminiscence of years after that. I had a happy childhood and both my parents are still on great terms. They never made me feel that something sad has happened. It used to be just a divorce and it’s okay.”
The actor has shot for a film with Anurag Kashyap, and reportedly signed a three-film care for Jay Shewakramani of Northern Lights Films.
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