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On the occasion of Mother's Day, as the world celebrates the power of the 'Maa', we take a look at some of the most iconic mothers to have graced the screens of Indian cinema. Jaya Bachchan : The actor returned to films with the role of a grieving mother in Govind Nihalani's Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998). In 2000, she starred in Fiza for which she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her work. She also starred in Karan Johar's family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). (Image: Special Arrangement)

On the occasion of Mother's Day, as the world celebrates the power of the 'Maa', we take a look at some of the most iconic mothers to have graced the screens of Indian cinema.

Jaya Bachchan: The actor returned to films with the role of a grieving mother in Govind Nihalani's Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998). In 2000, she starred in Fiza for which she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her work. She also starred in Karan Johar's family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003). (Image: Special Arrangement)

Mother’s Day 2019: Saluting 7 Quintessential Moms of Indian Cinema

Where would it be if it were not for our mums! It seems even Bollywood is not averse to the importance of mothers in our lives. For an industry that has thrived on portraying the intricacies of families, relationships and saas-bahu sagas, mothers have always played an important role in setting the tone of a film, helping move the plot further, and at times, being the centre around with the plot of a film revolves and evolves. Be it Rakhee mouthing "Mere bete aayenge, mere Karan Arjun aayenge ... zameen ki chaati phad ke aayenge, aasman ka seena cheer ke aayenge," in Karan Arjun to Jaya Bachchan realising that her 'son' Shahrukh Khan has arrived even before his helicopter lands in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, the 'maa's of Bollywood have left quite a mark on the big screen. On the occasion of Mother's Day, as the world celebrates the power of the 'Maa', we take a look at some of the most iconic mothers to have graced the screens of Indian cinema.