When your father gifts you his very dear two-decade-old watch from his personal ­collection on your birthday, you know that he is a very proud father. This is exactly how doting daddy and actor Shakti Kapoor made his daughter Shraddha feel when he gifted his gold plated luxury watch to her on her 26th birthday, last Wednesday.
“I have a huge collection of watches and this one was a particular favourite of her (Shraddha),” says Shakti, adding, “She used to eye this watch even when she was a kid so this time I thought, it’s her birthday so why not ­surprise my princess. So I decided to gift her this watch, not only because I love her but also because I’m really really very proud of her.”
To celebrate Shraddha’s birthday on Wednesday, Shakti in fact ­cancelled his show in Delhi on Tuesday (March 4). “I cancelled my flight and was with her all afternoon. Since she has a shoot in the night these days for her upcoming film, we couldn’t do the ­midnight ­celebrations but we organised a family lunch with all of her favourite ­dishes,” says Shakti as he goes on to list the menu. “Shraddha is a big seafood lover. So there was prawn curry, crab cakes, fish curry and prawn biryani. And ­actually we had it all. I was ­eating for almost one-an-a-half-hours until Shraddha stopped me saying, ‘Papa that’s enough!’,” says the 56-year-old, laughing.