With his daughter Sonam Kapoor ruling Bollywood at a young age, another daughter Rhea playing the perfect producer and his son Harshvardhan all set for a grand debut, Anil Kapoor can sure offer some tips for parenting. The 59-year-old actor has said that parents should be protective but should cease doing so when the kids are grown up.
While Sonam is a fashionista and has impressed audiences with her acting prowess in films Raanjhana and Neerja, her brother Harshvardhan will make his Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya this October.
Citing his own experience, Anil said, “I wanted my kids to lead a normal, simple life and concentrate on their education. I am not a protective father. I think parents need to be protective when they are kids but, now they are grown ups. They can take their own decisions. The truth is, we are not going to stay with them forever and they have to look after themselves and they are doing it very nicely.”
The Welcome Back actor feels happy to see the way his daughter Sonam deals with fame and hopes his son, who will be making his acting debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya, is able to do the same. “I am really happy with the way Sonam deals with the media and everything. Soon, Harshvardhan will also face it and I am sure he will also adjust well to the celebrity status.”
Unlike her siblings, who have chosen acting, Rhea has made her career in Bollywood as a producer. She has backed projects like Aisha and Khoobsurat.
Her next venture is Veere Di Wedding which stars sister Sonam along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. The all-female starrer project will be directed by Shashanka Ghosh.
Kareena, who is pregnant with her first child, will be shooting for the film in August. “The times are changing in Bollywood now even actresses are as a big a star as actors. They are getting paid equal and even more in some cases. “The biggest example of today’s brave modern woman is Kareena Kapoor. She is pregnant, but script is ready and she is doing my daughter’s film. What else can be the biggest change than this. It is a very brave and great decision on Kareena and Rhea’s part,” he says.
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