Yes, I’m possessive about my child: Abhishek Bachchan

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2015 17:53 IST

Actor Abhishek Bachchan is a doting father who has no qualms accepting that he would do anything to protect his daughter. He hit back at a Twitter user recently when he dragged his daughter Aaradhya Bachchan’s name in a meme ridiculing the actor. But being extremely protective about his three-year-old doesn’t mean Abhishek won’t talk about her.

"As a parent, I am protective about my child, but if you ask me a question on her, I will surely answer it. But of course, I am possessive about Aaradhya. I would never want any harm to come her way," says the 39-year-old, who is married to actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

The tweet that infuriated Abhishek.

Abhishek also believes that no matter how busy you are, it is important to take time out for your loved ones. "I come from a family where everyone has work commitment, but we still manage to take out time for each other. You don’t really have to always go out (of the house). Spending time at home is also precious. You must cherish whatever time you get to spend with your family," says Abhishek.

The actor adds that it is all about managing time smartly. "I think that if you are organised, it’s all very possible. Where there is a will, there is always a way. You can always find time for family," he says. Abhishek, who is clear about what he will share about his personal life and what he won’t, says it’s often tough for actors to talk about their life as they don’t know how it will be taken by fans. "We play different characters, so somewhere we get lost. The audience love our on-screen image, and we feel that they might not love who we are in actual lives," he says.

But Abhishek strongly feels that being private has to do with feeling shy and nothing else. "Actors conduct their lives on a public platform, we bare our souls for our ­profession, that’s why we get a bit reserved. It’s more about being shy than not sharing (our personal lives)," he says.
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