Mumbai: Renee Sen, the daughter of former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen, left the netizens in awe with her reply to a question where she was asked if she wants to know who her ‘real mother’ is.
The 21-year-old, who recently made her acting debut with a short film ‘Suttabaazi’, was asked in a media interview if conversations about her being adopted cross the line, to which Renee told, “You know, on my Instagram, I was asked this questions: ‘Who’s your real mother?’ I would just like to say, ‘please define real mother’. What is a ‘real mother?'”
She continued, “See, I understand that people are interested in our lives, in what we eat. It’s fine, but I do feel like people need to be nicer to each other. My truth is very out and open. But what if it’s someone else? We don’t know how it’ll affect them. So, yes, I feel like we must be a little sensitive. For me, it’s different, because I’ve grown up with this… For me, it doesn’t matter. But for someone else who wants to keep their life private, we don’t know how your question can affect them. Let’s not ask until a person tell you themselves.”
Meanwhile, in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on social media site, Instagram, earlier this year, Renee, whom Sushmita adopted in 2000, was asked by a fan, “Do you know who is your real mother? Just want to know. Sus mam is fab we all know.” Replying to it, Renee wrote, “I am born to my mother’s heart. This is as real as it gets.”
Whereas, talking about it Sushmita had revealed in an earlier interview with Rajeev Masand that when Renee turned 16, she offered to locate her biological parents, “I told her we don’t know if the court has the names of her biological parents but there is information in an envelope which is only rightfully hers after she turns 18. I didn’t want to give her the wrong information because I did not want her to go there and get her heart broken. I told her, ‘I’ll take you whenever you’re ready… we must go.’ She told me, ‘But why do you want me to go find out?’”
However, by the time Renee turned 18, she told Sushmita that she had no interest in knowing details of her biological parents.
For the unversed, Sushmita was 24-year-old when she decided to embrace motherhood and adopted Renee in 2000. The diva later went on to adopt her second daughter, Alisah in 2010.