Gurdip Punjj To Play Shaheer Sheikh's Mother In Mughal-E-Azam

Gurdip Punjj aka Gurdip Kohli has taken up a new challenge and this one involves she playing a mother to an actor, just few years younger to her...

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Gurdip Punjj To Play Shaheer Sheikh's Mother In Mughal-E-Azam

Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi actor Shaheer Sheikh is all set for a comeback on TV with historical drama Mughal-E-Azam. While it was reported that Prithvi Vallabh actress Sonarika Bhadoria will play the main lead, Anarkali, opposite him, now we have got to know about the actress who will play Shaheer's mother. It's none other than Gurdip Punjj aka Gurdip Kohli, who has been finalised for the role. Gurdip will play queen Jodha in the show. Interestingly, Shaheer is just a few years younger to her.

Bombay Times spoke to Gurdip about her new role and asked the actress if she is apprehensive playing mother to a grown-up actor- to which she replied, “Not at all. I have no such qualms. Though the age difference isn’t much, I have worked for more years than Shaheer. People have seen me mature as an actor, so they offer me roles keeping that in mind. Also, this is a historical show and we know that women would get married at an early age back then. It’s a strong character and I am too excited to play the part. I am a mother of two in real life and so, maternal love comes naturally to me. That makes it easier to portray my character with conviction.”

Interestingly, Gurdip prefers playing mother to a son. She added, “I prefer playing mother to a son than a daughter. That’s because a mom’s track often ends abruptly on shows after the daughter’s marriage. I think about all these aspects before taking up a role.”

Gurdip was last seen in ALTBalaji's Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain With Ronit Roy and Mona Singh.

Image Source: instagram/gurdipunjj & instagram/shaheersheikh