MEERA SYAL has put her teenage daughter's ambitions to follow in her footsteps on hold until she finishes her GCSEs.
The award-winning writer, actress and comedian insists that 16- year-old Chameli, who has already appeared in a Bollywood film and glamorous photo shoots, must put her education first.
Chameli, or Milli as she is known, started on the road to stardom with a role in the 2007 Indian movie Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
But her mother, who was behind hit comedy show The Kumars At Number 42 and was made an MBE in 1998, has left her in no doubt that school is the top priority.
She said: "I am proud of Milli and what she has gained as an actress so …