‘Amyra’ of Kulfi Kumar Bhajewala stole the hearts of a million viewers. Myra Singh carried the role beautifully and brought life to the character. Well, it was not just Myra who bucked up every day but also her mother Reetika Singh who was her constant strength and support. Here is all about how Reetika raises her girl child.
FB – What made you support your baby in her dreams? Was Myra interested in acting or did you introduce it to her?
RR – Myra as a kid was very shy. She never made an attempt to come out in crowd or cay a ‘hello’ to anyone. I wanted to push her into a field where she would learn to openly express and communicate. I made her portfolios and she began to get opportunities. She did not go to any classes but got a chance to get casted in discovery ads and some music videos. After this came the big break – Kulfi Kumar Bhajewala.
FB – When you had a girl baby, how was your reaction? Did you wish for a boy or something or did you always want a girl?
RR – We always wanted a baby girl. I had plans and dreams to dress up my baby girl in a very cute way and we also had chosen a nickname for her. Myra’s pet name is ‘Angel’, and this was all decided even before she was born. We never had a thought of having a son and when Myra was born, all our dreams came true.
FB – ‘Amyra’ was a role that went stubborn at times. Did you have a feeling that Myra would pick it up? Were you afraid?
RR – I was initially a little scared and complexed. Many of them also told me the same as suddenly in between, the role of the character went a little way too negative. Myra carried her role beautifully and would leave all the traits of the character right there when the scene was shot and all packed up. ‘As a parent, I made sure that she always respected everyone on and off the set – right from the spot boy to all the others and would immediately correct her if she went wrong anytime. This was a little done by me as a parent but touchwood, Myra did not pick up any trait of the character.
FB – Since Myra is a girl, and since she’s rose to fame, do you think she will be in the eyes of the media in getting trolled?
RR – As of now, since she is a kid she is not trolled by anyone. I do not even know if she would be taking up a career in the industry. But yes, if she does, the positive and negative followings are part and parcel of the career she chooses and as a mother, I would rather make her focussed on the positive side.
FB – How do you manage Myra’s studies and acting?
RR – The shoot would go on for 12 hours and initially, I had a tough time managing her school and shoots. I then hired a tutor for Myra and tuitions would be taken for her from morning 6.30 to 9.30 every day. Myra would also carry books to the shoot and would study during her free time. She, in fact, became more responsible and studious after she began her journey as an actor. Her school was also supportive too.
FB – As a mother how do you think your life has changed from being a mom to now being a celebrity mom?
RR – A lot! Right from managing Myra’s days to getting her to grow up in a certain way, everything has changed for me. If I tend to go out for a restaurant or anywhere, people recognise me as Myra’s mother and pass beautifully comments. This makes me very happy as my baby has made me proud at this small age.
FB – Do you have any tips for mothers who have girl children?
RR – This is a generation where girls are considered as equal to boys. Parents need to give their baby space for them to choose up a goal or a career for themselves and as parents, one should provide the child with the right platform to grow into what she desires.
Myra – The Doll Of The Industry
- Hobbies and pass time – Playing with her dollhouse and acting.
- Dream destination – Ney York
- Favourite Colour – Red
- Favourite Food – Red sauce spaghetti pasta
- Favourite Actor – Salman Khan
- And she is a mommy’s girl