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13 Times Farida Jalal Was The Maternal Figure You Wish You Had In Your Life

She is kind. She is strong. She is important. She is India's perennial sweetheart.

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1. When she was more chill than her son, letting her granddaughter attend a summer camp, be the right amount of protective about it, and just be a total cool and sporty granny in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

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2. When she made sass squad goals with Anjali or smothered Rohan with too much affection in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

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3. When she was the aunty who wouldn't scold Amit for not wanting to go to school, but, instead, made chicken for him in Kaho Naa Pyar Hai.

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4. When she was basically an Indian Doremon, and had the solution to all of Jia's problems in Shararaat.

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5. When she was ready to diffuse the tension with tea, in case Simran's plan to ask for permission from her dad went awry in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

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6. When she was Team Vicky, even though he killed her husband, all for a righteous cause in Soldier.

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7. When she didn't wanna let her grandson down, but couldn't help making these expressions in Taarzan The Wonder Car.

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8. When she came to Abhimanyu's rescue after he faced money problems concerning a science project in Student Of The Year.

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9. When she deftly changed the subject after scolding her grandnephew for having a cigarette, to avoid any further embarrassment in Mammo.

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10. When she gave some renegade advice to her student, Sanjana, in Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon.

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11. When she grounded Mr. Bakshi's exasperating excitement for his daughter's homecoming in Kya Kehna.

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12. When she reminded her husband that she was a boss babe back in the college days in Love Shots' Scandal Point.

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13. And when she was more concerned about the wife of her on-screen son, Shahrukh Khan, in this forgotten gem of an interview.

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Farida Ji, where are you now that we need ya.

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