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Aamir Khan turns stay-at-home dad, Kiran Rao takes a break

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 25, 2013
First Published: 12:29 IST(25/9/2013) | Last Updated: 13:43 IST(25/9/2013)

On-screen, we’ve seen Aamir Khan transform dramatically from one film to the next — from a businessman (Ghajini; 2008) to a college student (3 Idiots; 2009) to a cop (Talaash; 2012). Now, in real life too, it seems, Aamir has taken up a role he’s never been associated with before: Aamir has turned a stay-at-home dad, though only for a short while.

The actor, who recently wrapped the shoot of his upcoming film, Dhoom:3, has had a rather busy year. He was also caught up with the shooting schedule of Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K. Now, he’s found the perfect reason to take a break and stay at home — to take care of his son, Azad, who will turn two in December. This decision of his has allowed his wife, filmmaker Kiran Rao, to go on a vacation with some of her friends.

A source close to the actor reveals, “Aamir got the chance to spend some quality time with his son, Azad. Since his wife Kiran (filmmaker) is travelling, the actor has turned stay-at-home dad to take care of the little one.”

Kiran, we’re told, is on a 10-day vacation to Arunachal Pradesh. And doting husband Aamir, it seems, didn’t want his wife to have to worry about her son constantly while she was travelling.

The source adds, “Aamir is also doing all urgent work meetings at home, while he’s postponed the ones that can wait. He’s done this to be around Azad all the time. So, he’s managed to stay on track with work without having to leave Azad with the nanny.”

What makes Aamir’s gesture even more special is the fact that in a previous interview to this paper, he had expressed his desire to visit northeast India, especially Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, with Kiran. But, we guess, daddy duties take priority for the star.

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