Mahesh Babu and wife Namrata Shirodkar’s seven-year-old daughter Sitara is breaking the Internet with her dance performance to her father’s song, Paala pitta from the film, Maharshi. And proud mother Namrata just can’t stop smiling.
“She is quite the star, though it doesn’t necessarily mean she wants to be an actress when she grows up. At her age, there are so many things she wants to be all at once. Right now, her favourite star is the YouTuber Leah Ashe. Sitara just idolises this girl whom we know nothing about, and wants to be exactly like her.
It’s Leah this and Leah that!” says the former actress.
So is Sitara mama’s or papa’s girl? “She’s totally papa’s girl and he bullies her big brother big-time!” reveals Namrata, adding, “Our son Gautam is just the opposite. Quiet, shy, withdrawn and like his father, not demonstrative of his affections. Meanwhile, Sitara is a full-on drama queen! She loves to sing and dance and show the world how good she is at it.”
Both Namrata and Mahesh share that they have made no plans for their children as yet. “They are free to pursue whatever they want in life. But for now, I am trying to provide them with a normal healthy life, free of starry trappings. Thank God we don’t have the paparazzi chasing down star kids in Hyderabad,” says Namrata.
“After that, if they want to be in the movies, why not? Their parents are actors. Their grandfather is an iconic figure in the Andhra movie industry. Cinema is a part of their genes,” she adds....