The actress, Unicef's celebrity advocate, was in the capital on Thursday to launch a Child-friendly Schools and Systems package.

On the occasion, ahead of Teachers' Day, she recalled her school days and said "My mother used to wake me up at 6 am for school. I would tell her to give me one more hour to sleep. I thought I had the pressure of carrying a heavy bag. I would even sleep a bit in class. I wasn't given much attention (by teachers) because I was an average student. So, I wanted to study at home or watch movies."

However, the 33-year-old, who made her acting debut in 2000 with ‘Refugee’, added that "teachers are as important as moms, which is why interaction between teachers and students is essential.”

"When a child is punished, there should be an explanation. So interaction is important," said the daughter of yesteryear actors Babita and Randhir Kapoor.

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