Bollywood actress Kajol took to social media to remember her grandmother and actress Shobhana Samarth on her 107th birthday. "On her 107th birthday .. here we have the OG Sita who was at one point and still is to my way of thinking one of the most beautiful women in the world," Kajol wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of her grandmother from a magazine cover.
Kajol calls her grandmother Shobhana Samarth “OG Sita,” an epitome of “feminism”; pays tribute to her on her 107th birthday
The Bollywood diva added that her grandmother was the "sharpest and most forward-thinking woman of her time." "Who bought her own filters from the United States when they were not available here for her close ups in films!!!" she wrote.
The Baazigar actress also praised her grandmother for raising seven granddaughters.
"Who knew and managed not only her own finances but her daughters as well and with great success I might add. And yes also had a huge hand in raising her seven granddaughters. This is true #feminism ! For all those who ask me what it means and where I get my attitude from," she added.
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For the unversed, Shobhana Samarth was an actress, director, and producer who started her career during the early days of talkies in India. She is best known for her portrayal of Sita in the 1943 film Ram Rajya. Shobhana had four children, including Nutan and Tanuja who went on to become actresses.
Speaking of Kajol, she was last seen in the web series The Trial, portraying a lawyer. She also appeared in a segment of Netflix’s anthology film Lust Stories 2. Her upcoming projects include Do Patti and Sarzameen with Prithviraj Sukumaran and Ibrahim Ali Khan.
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