On the occasion of Mother's Day (May 08), South actress Kajal Aggarwal had shared a long, elaborate message for her mother, mother-in-law and all other women in her lives.
Posting a series of family pictures on Instagram, Kajal wrote, "Dear Mum, In the past, I've thanked you for all that you've done for me. Yet recently I've come to learn what those words truly mean. Something has changed within me, Mum, I'm no longer that same girl I've crossed over a threshold, stepped into another world. It seems the light is different here, it's changed all that I knew, And now I have come face-to-face with another side of you."
She further wrote, "Some nights, I have been wide awake Rocking my babe in the dark, Thinking, is this how you held me, too? With my head pressed against your heart? Did you ever gaze at me and wish you could just press pause on time? Or study my tiny features, and think 'How could you really be mine?' Did you ever have the strangest sense that I was still part of you? That my soul extended from your own, That my heart was your heart, too? And Mum, did you ever mourn the girl that you had been before?"
"I'm nervous to say, but were there days you didn't want to be 'Mum' anymore? For this is what I've been through, Mum, and it's made me weep for you, As I realised that this might be what you went through for me, too. I know I have not journeyed far down this path of motherhood, yet the extent of what you've done for me Is slowly being understood."
"For life has come full-circle, now I nurse my own baby, whispering those lullabies that you once sang to me. So Mum-Mum, if you wondered then as you held me, just us two, whether I'd ever understand those years of me and you. How it felt to put yourself second so that I always came first, exhausted by a perfect love that made your whole heart burst."
Kajal concluded the poem by writing, "It seems this baby has been a gift, A mirror into our pasts, Reflecting a time when I was your babe, A time of firsts, and lasts. And though your efforts then are still Being understood by me, I've always carried those days with me - For our love is their legacy. So thank you, Mum, for something That in my heart I always knew: I know who loved me like no one else could, It was you, it was you, it was you."
A short while after the Instagram post of Kajal went viral, a user named Sarah claimed that the actress has ripped off the poem written by her.
"My Dear Mum poem passed off as original work by Kajal Aggarwal. The weird copy of my original caption with...a few words swapped out makes me think it isn't an honest mistake."
Very soon, Sarah's comments garnered attention which forced Kajal to edit the poem and give her credit.
Nevertheless, she was slammed for copying the poem without a bit of consideration for giving due credit to the original writer. Post the incident, the actress has turned off comments on the mentioned Instagram post.