US mom takes 'shopaholic' daughter to Mumbai slums to show how poor live

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New York, Apr.15 (ANI): New York based scriptwriter Tracey Jackson was so upset with her 'shopaholic' daughter that she recently took her to Mumbai to show how 'poor' people live in the city's slums.

Jackson, who has written screenplays for 'The Guru' and 'Confessions of a Shopaholic', was so disturbed by her daughter's careless attitude, which had left her with little sense of what it needs to earn life's basic necessities, that she decided to show her the real face of life.

She also filmed her daughter's encounter with the 'real' world, so that it can be used by parents facing similar situation.

Sharing her experience during the ABC's 'Good Morning America' show, Jackson said when she saw clothings worth more than 12,000 dollars thrown down carelessly on the floor of her daughter's room, she decided that it was time that her daughter was exposed to reality.

"One moment you wake up and you go, I can't take this anymore. When I started to make this, I decided the only way it was going to matter was if I show it the way it was," Jackson said.

Jackson also candidly admitted that it was she who was to be blame for her daughter, Taylor Templeton's attitude.

"I'm totally to blame, 100 percent," she said.

Taylor also admitted that it was something she was glad to have experienced.

"At the time, it didn't really seem as necessary. Now, looking back on it, I'm extremely grateful," she said.

Taylor is now studying film in a college, and said she plans to return to India to teach. (ANI)

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