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Channels, Bollywood and TV actors gear up to celebrate Mother's Day in unique ways

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MUMBAI: From being an accomplice in watching late night shows to keeping the deepest secret, from saving us from a yelling from dad to guiding us when we are in the middle of nowhere, mothers have always been a child’s beloved. A friend, a teacher, a mentor, an idol, a protector, a manager, she is a fusion of many.

In a world where all of us are glued to our smartphones,on Facebook or Whatsapp or Twitter, we often forget to pause for just a moment and acknowledge all that our mothers do to ensure our every happiness. Known for their multitasking abilities and for always giving someone a chance, a person will always have her mother right by their side.

While all of us say we have only two hands and do limited things, mothers have multiple hands and an unending will to keep doing things for their child despite all hardships. And yet, we often forget to spend quality time with our mothers and express our heartfelt gratitude  for their unconditional love.

Television channels have turned up their love and care quotient to entertain viewers further. This Mother’s Day which falls on 8 March, Indiantelevision.com has made your day simpler by picking up a few channels which you can enjoy with your mother whole day long.

Even if your mother occasionally scolds you for not cleaning your room, you will certainly be glad that she is nothing like the ‘momzillas’ living in the Upper East Side of New York. Comedy Central continues this movement of appreciation for all mothers by airing the entire season of Odd Mom Out from 12 pm to 5 pm. Laugh and bond with your mother, she loves you despite you’re all the stupid things you have done and surely will do in the future.

The channel has also joined hands with UrbanClap to make the day special for a few lucky viewers through a one day contest in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. Executives will be visiting the house of these winners to give make this day easy going for their mommies by taking up odd jobs and chores of the house and giving the mommies manicures, pedicures and foot massages.

On the other hand, Nickelodeon has announced a special association with Love Sugar Dough by offering free Dora Cup Cakes on from 2 pm to 8 pm to celebrate this special occasion. The first 25 kids who visit the Love Sugar Dough branches at Chowpatty, Breach Candy, Bandra and Bombay Central, along with their mothers, are in for a sweet treat with free Dora cupcakes awaiting them.

Romedy Now will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special line-up to pay tribute to the hard-working and selfless women in our lives. The channel will air various movies like Mamma Mia, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Big Wedding, Maid in Manhattan and Life As We Knowunder their official property titled Mum’s The World. It has also created an integrated contest with the same title through which one lucky winner will get an all-expense paid trip to Phuket with the winner’s  mom. The movies will air the entire day from 9 am to 9 pm on 8 May.

It has also tied up with the recently released comedy-drama Mother’s Day starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson. The film depicts interlinked stories about three women in different settings and on different emotional missions. Roberts plays the role of a glamorous TV host, while Hudson is a woman who wants a stronger and more cordial relationship with her mother, and Aniston is a divorcee who is looking for love

Animal Planet plans to bring its viewers a day full of amazing stories which will put spotlight on some of the outstanding animal mothers going the extra mile for their young. The mother’s day special will air on 8 May 2016 from 12 pm to 8 pm.On one hand the viewers can see Amarobia Spider mom sacrificing her life to be often eaten by her newborns while on the other hand Koalas will be seen feeding on poisonous eucalyptus leaves and building up tolerance in her babies by feeding them her own faeces.  Orangutan moms will nurse their offspring until they reach the age or 6 or 7.

Some of the episodes for the day includes Heart of a Lioness portraying some places on earth where legends come alive.  An inversion of nature baffles the scientific world when a young lioness in Samburu Reserve, Kenya, sets aside her predatory instincts to adopt a baby oryx antelope and mother it with infinite tenderness for 16 days.  Foregoing her most basic needs she proved both a compassionate and wise protector.

AXN will celebrate this day by screening popular American series Extant, a futuristic thriller centred around a female astronaut Molly Woods, essayed by Academy Award Winning actress Halle Berry,mother to an alien and a humanic, fight against her detractors to protect her children.The series will air from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Moms and daughters can also witness a three hour star studded special show called Shukriya Maa from 5:30 pm where celebrities from Bollywood and Television will pay a loving tribute to their mothers and thank them in their own unique special ways. The show features Soha Ali Khan surprising mother Sharmila Tagore by travelling to Delhi and presenting her with a Kindle since she's a voracious reader. The gorgeous mother-daughter duo will be seen sharing interesting anecdotes from their lives. Farah Khan, Karishma Kapoor, etc will be seen sharing their innermost feelings and lesser known facts with their moms and how their kids are quite like their granny.

Karanvir Bohra will get caught off guard when his mom reveals what a naughty boy he was right from his younger days while Karan Tacker’s mother shares that he has always been the good boy all his life and has remained humble and the most important thing she loves about Karan is that even today when he comes late from shoots he comes and meets them and then only he goes back to his room. Actor Mouny Roy will be seen dancing on few songs and get emotional as she requested her mother to not leave her like Baba did, leaving everyone on the sets with a lump in their throat. Ragini Khanna, Sayantani Ghosh, Shiny and Anita Hassanandani will be seen dedicating various acts expressing gratitude towards their mothers for their unflinching love and support through thick and thin.

Culture Machine has released a latest video on Blush encouraging viewers to confess their closely held secrets to their moms. When people stand in front of the camera and confess their deepest, darkest and silliest secrets to their mother, it provokes us to think that maybe it is time to look at one of the most important relationships of our life from another perspective. From telling her about being gay to when one had sex for the first time, from sharing a deep pain about sexual abuse to apologies for stealing money, these individuals in the video have said aloud their heart’s most intimate secrets to their mothers. This video is not only very moving but also thought-provoking.

Savour some of the most intimate and extraordinary mother-child moments of the world. So enjoy this Sunday with you mother and don’t forget to tell her how much you love her….

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