Bollywood actress Aahana Kumra recently revealed on social media that her mom achieved her degree as a lawyer at the age of 68.
Kumra wrote on Twitter, “After 40 glorious years of service to the Police Department and the CBI, Deputy Superintendent of Police Mrs. Suresh Balyan Kumra, congratulations for successfully passing LLB with a 90% ADR. I am mighty proud of you for becoming a lawyer at the age of 68 yrs! Vakil Sahiba.”
Actress Dia Mirza wrote, “How wonderful,” meanwhile Taapsee Pannu commented, “How inspiring.”
On work front, Kumra is happy with the work she has done and says there aren't too many films that get offered to women who are not from a starry background.
Aahana rose to fame with her performance in "Lipstick Under My Burkha" in 2017 and then was seen as Congress President Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in "The Accidental Prime Minister".
Does she consciously choose content-driven cinema?
"No. I have not consciously chosen that. These are the films that are coming to me so, I think they have chosen me. It's like my fate that these films are coming to me. I am taking the part that are coming to me happily because there aren’t too many films that get offered specially to women who are not from the star background," Aahana told IANS on the phone from Mumbai.
She added that the roles that are offered to women are not meaty.
"The kind of roles that come to women in Hindi films are different they are not usually very performance oriented and I am glad that some performance-oriented work is coming my way because one job is going to lead to another," she said.
Aahana was last seen in Netflix's "Betaal" a zombie horror drama. On the show, she played DC Ahluwalia -- a brave, tough and moral member of a group called the Baaz Squad. Her look is highlighted by a scar on the right side of the face, which required prosthetics for an authentic impact.
The series delves into age-old cure, haunted tunnel, army of undead and how "evil is eternal".