May 14, 2018 13:06 IST

Mother's Day special: From Taapsee Pannu to Richa Chadha, here's what these stars have learnt from their mom

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Moms aren't just birth givers. They are your biggest supporters, toughest critics, loudest cheerleaders and strictest teachers. They are also the epitome of love and strength. If it weren't for mom's constantly watching and leading the way, we’d all be a little lost, in life and otherwise. Here is what a few actors had to say about the one thing they’ve learnt from mom that they follow to this day. After all, Mommy knows best!! 1) Taapsee Pannu: My mom's internal strength is what I became a huge fan of once I grew up. The way she handled 3 really different personalities at home (my Dad, my sister and myself) the way she became a shock absorber of our madness and still kept us together. The way she was the bridge between my Dad and me and still continues to be. The way she doesn't give up on any one of us even though we r very mean to her at times because she is way more evolved and stronger person than us.
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2) Amyra Dastur: My mother has always been a very kind and generous woman. She never bought our pets over the years, instead, she would adopt them (especially strays). She has paid for the education of all our maids' children and she's been helping charities like Red Cross ever since I can remember. My mother has taught me to look at the good inside people and to never ever judge an individual at face value or by someone else's statements. I admire my mother for not only teaching me how to stay kind and honest in a harsh world, but also, how to laugh at myself every once in a while and to not take life so seriously. She is and always will be my hero.
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3) Sumeet Vyas: That there's no harm in listening, rather than always waiting for your turn to speak. Also Dosing off in the most dreadful and tense situations in life.
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4) Richa Chadha: What I learnt from my Mom is compassion. When I was little, I would kill ants and insects. My mother told me - "Yeh cheenti shayad apni mummy ke paas ja rahi hai?" That was such a strong rephrase at the time. It’s made me compassionate and ethical.
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5) Rasika Dugal: The one skill I have learned from my mother is- attention to detail and that has been an important skill to have as an actor. Her attention to the smallest of things in everything she does never ceases to amaze me. Whether it's in her attention to her work or in the way she chooses gifts for people and especially when she is cooking /baking. I can never be as good as her but I think I have got some of it!
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6) Arunoday Singh: The greatest thing my mother has taught me is that happiness and self-esteem are not synonymous with success. She taught me to seek the joy, to stay in the light. No matter what I'm dealing with.
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7) Ali Fazal: Somebody is always watching. Always. Just remember to fold your clothes and your own sheets. Keep your room neat. Your life is but a version of that room.