Talking about how her relationship with her mother (Shweta Tiwari) has evolved over the years, Palak said, “My mom was more strict as a parent when I was younger because she probably thought I was an extremely haphazard teenager, and I don’t blame her for it. I was a pretty chaotic teenager, so she probably thought she could not trust me. Over the years, I have earned her trust. We reached a middle ground where I was like I may not be the perfect child, but I am also not the worst out there, and she also understood it. I think that also helped me a lot. ”
Palak with mom Shweta Tiwari
MY MOTHER IS THE OPPOSITE OF A CONTROL FREAK: PALAK
Palak added that her mother always knew that she wanted to be an actor. “When I started my career, she told me, ‘Naak mat katana’ and I feel like every time I am doing something, she is like, ‘What are you doing?’ (smiles). A lot of parentsstruggle with their kids figuring it out on their own. But I feel like my mom is the opposite of a control freak. Everyone in my family is the opposite of a control freak. That’s what I really like. She also figured it out on her own. Even when she does not understand my choices, she never judges me. She is more of my damage control person. If something goes wrong, her answer always is ‘Just relax, it is not the worst thing in the world. Worse things have happened, and people are fine’,” said Palak, who was last seen in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.
The actress added that though her mother always knew that she wanted to be an actor, once she knew that Palak was serious, she advised her to have blinders on and keep going.
‘MY FIRST TWO RAMP WALKS WERE A MESS’
My first-ever ramp walk was for the Bombay Times Fashion Week. The first two ramp walks were a mess; there was a lot of trolling. I was a little taken aback, but then I thought that why am I stressing? I could walk like Gigi Hadid, and people can still hate it, so whoever has to hate will hate. I go, have fun and come back