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Maniesh Paul: For my kids, their dad goes on a 9 to 5 job to office and comes back

Actor Maniesh Paul reveals that despite being busy with his acting assignments, he makes it a point to attend all of his daughter’s school events.

bollywood Updated: Sep 21, 2017 17:38 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
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Actor Maniesh Paul is currently in UK for the Da-Bangg tour.

Actor Maniesh Paul might be one of the busiest stars on television today, and currently travelling with the team of superstar Salman Khan for the Da-Bangg tour in UK, but he makes sure that he doesn’t lose out on spending quality time with his kids — Saisha (6) and Yuvaan (1).

“When I am not in the city, I can’t help it, but when I am, I give full points to myself! I am always enjoying with my family, and I make it a point to be present at every school event, be it the annual day or parent-teacher meetings,” he the actor.

Maniesh’s son Yuvaan, who turned one in June this year, is also keeping the actor on his toes. “He’s got my energies, man! A restless soul; he doesn’t like to sit at one place, and loves to jump around. He enjoys music too, toh bahut hi zyaada mere jaisa hai (he’s quite like me),” he quips.

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Maniesh adds that he is a doting father, and loves to pamper his kids. “And my wife [Sanyukta] gets a little angry with me at times, but I know when to put my foot down. If I don’t give them [my kids] a reality check, it’s going to be a problem for them [once they grow up]. For them, their dad goes on a 9 to 5 job to his office and comes back,” says Maniesh.

He adds, “We haven’t told them what I do. My daughter doesn’t have any clue why so many people come up to her father for selfies and autographs. I just tell her ‘it’s because I am your father’, and we leave it at that.”

While channels are lining up to sign the actor, famous for his wit and quirky sense of humour, as the host for their reality shows, the 39-year-old tells us what it is that keeps him grounded despite being successful.

“I still don’t know if I am a star or not. Owning a big car or house is nothing. People meeting with me with a big smile and positive energy — that’s my earning. People, who become stars overnight, don’t get reality checks. But, I just don’t leave my ground. I still meet those people who were there with me when I was a nobody,” concludes Maniesh.

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First Published: Sep 21, 2017 17:37 IST