Karishma Tanna says her father didn’t see her face for a month after she was born

Karishma Tanna recently revealed how her parents didn’t see her face after birth because she was a girl. He said that his mother told him about it later in life, and it broke his heart so much that he decided to give his parents everything a son would have given them. Karishma said that she never wanted a ‘normal life’ where she got married and had kids. Read also: Karishma Tanna reveals she was out of work for 1 year despite the success of Sanju

Karishma Tanna talked about taking second hand treatment for being a girl child.

Karisma made her acting debut at the age of 17 in Balaji Telefilms’ popular TV serial Keekhi Saad Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She became a household name with her role of Indu and went on to act in several other serials and reality shows. In a new interview, the actress said that she belongs to a lower middle class Gujarati family. Although it was a joint family with her uncle and grandfather earning well with their business, the actor said her father struggled financially ever since she was in second to third grade in school.

Karishma Tanna tells Siddharth Kannan in Hindi, “My mother told me when I was old enough that in fact my father was not happy when I was born. Because they wanted a son and there was family pressure on him, like typical Gujarati families. They thought that a son can carry forward their lineage, earn more and they are superior. My mother had two daughters. My grandfather and grandmother used to give us second hand treats. It made me stronger, I will show them that what a boy can do, a girl can do.” She said that she decided at a young age to be the provider for her family.

“When Mai was lying, my mother did not see my face for a week. My father didn’t come to see me in the hospital for a month because there was another girl too (When I was born, my mother didn’t see my face for a week. My father didn’t see me for a month). When my mom told me it broke my heart. It’s not that my father didn’t love me. It was because his second child was also a girl and there was family pressure, so he did not come to meet me. But, it also broke him from inside. Oh I like daughters but what will I tell my family. This girl is also going to get second hand treatment, what is her fault in this? After that I made up my mind and told my father that I will do whatever you expect from a son. Main ladka ban ke dikhaunga (I will be your son) and I did that,” said Karisma.

Karishma will next be seen in Hansal Mehta’s upcoming Scoop. The Netflix series featured her in the role of Jagriti Pathak, a journalist. It is scheduled to release on June 2.

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