Salman, Ma Ka Laadla Bighad Gaya
6/2/2015 12:15:25 PM
|written By : Shobhaa De|
The Baltimore riots threw up an unlikely heroine - a determined mother who chased an adult son and smacked him in public, before dragging him home. What was the young man doing to cause such distress to his enraged mom? Well, he had apparently picked up a few stones to throw at the police, who were trying to control rampaging mobs indulging in arson and rioting. The video went viral and overnight, the unknown woman was hailed as ‘Mother of the Year’ across social media platforms. What was her achievement? Well... she was acknowledged worldwide for doing the right thing; for correcting her boy... and possibly saving his life.
Globally, mothers sent up a cheer for the woman - she had done what they dared not with their own sons - discipline them.
As the world commemorated Mother’s Day in May, this would have been the perfect time for mothers across the world to ask themselves if they are doing ‘the right thing’ when it comes to their children.
It would have been interesting to know how Salman Khan spent his Sunday. His devoted mother Salma had reportedly taken ill, unable to deal with the stress generated by her son’s ongoing trial. She is lucky she is surrounded by her large family, and their enormous circle of friends and supporters.
Bollywood swiftly closed ranks during the crisis and protected one of their own. Whether the fraternity would have displayed the same level of solidarity had it been a lesser star than Salman is doubtful.