So what if Bollywood star Salman Khan is single? He has been voted the `perfect father figure` in a survey by online matrimony portal Shaadi.com, ahead of Father's Day on Sunday.
The Indian youth were asked who they feel would make an ideal Indian celebrity father, and 39 percent of the respondents chose Salman - perhaps thanks to his large-heartedness and compassionate nature.
"The poll reflects the mindset of today's youth. Although times are changing, qualities like generosity and masculinity are still admired as 'fatherly' traits amongst Indians," Gourav Rakshit, business head, Shaadi.com, said in a press statement.
The survey clearly reveals that India wants to see the 'Dabangg' Salman 'Ready' to take on a new role in real life and settle down with a family.
For the 'perfect father figure' title, Salman won over charismatic Congressman Rahul Gandhi, who received a close 31 percent votes.
Other contenders in the survey were actor Ranbir Kapoor and cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli. However, they received merely 12.5, 9.2 and 7.4 percent votes, respectively, indicating that they are still considered as eligible bachelors, and not yet ready to take on fatherhood.
The poll received responses from over 9820 Shaadi.com members across India.