Esha Deol recently revealed that even though her parents, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, were superstars, she had a normal childhood. She also expressed that she travelled in rickshaws and trains when she was younger.
In an interview, Esha said that there was no paparazzi culture when she was a kid. She also said that she tries to keep her daughters Radhya and Miraya out of the public eye.
Talking to a leading daily, Esha said, “Yes, my parents are superstars… They are legends, but both of them have been excellent in bringing us up in a humble and down-to-earth manner with a lot of discipline, and have instilled sanskaar, and taught us to respect our elders. I give them the complete credit of giving us a normal childhood. Even in the school that they sent us to, we were treated normally, not as star kids. I traveled in rickshaws. I played a lot of sports back then and we had to go to tournaments at various places around the country and we all traveled by train. People who know me today, know that I can be as normal as I can be.”
She further added, “Today, I think it is the culture that we have picked up. The paparazzi are just doing their job; they have always given a lot of respect to my family and me. If I am ever not comfortable being photographed, they don’t click me. I share a lovely understanding with them. My kids are for my husband, family, and me, and I prefer to keep them private; it is me who is a public figure. I want my kids to have a normal childhood too.”Internet Explorer Channel Network