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She may have inspired many to come as participants on the TV shows she judges, but actress Sonali Bendre says her son does not wish to participate in her upcoming kids-based reality show.
The 40-year-old actress will be seen judging the second season of India’s Best Dramebaaz, a talent hunt show for children. When asked if her son Ranveer will take part in the show, Sonali said, “No. Never. He likes to see it but he has never asked to participate in it.”
Sonali’s 10-year-old son still has not decided what he wants to become when he is grown up, which she says is a good thing. “The age that he is in right now, he is interested in everything. One day he wants to be a musician, astronaut, teacher and it changes and he wants to be a cricket player. He says ‘Mamma I haven’t decided anything’. Adding, “I say that’s the best thing don’t decide anything, try everything. Every day there is a new career option, a new thing.”
Reality shows have often been criticised for exposing children to the process of elimination and rejection at a very tender age. The actress, however, feels there are both, good and bad things associated with talent hunts. “Every parent has to take their own call. Everything has its own pros and cons. It’s the way you look at it. It’s a great opportunity for kids to be taught by some of the best mentors and theatre personalities. Kids have great imagination and we must always encourage that.”
Sonali will be judging the show along with actor Vivek Oberoi and filmmaker Sajid Khan.