Mother’s Day: Tusshar Kapoor says he’s mastered the duties typically performed by a mom
Golmaal actor Tusshar Kapoor says he has stopped late night outings after becoming a father, as he wants to wake up early for his son, Laksshya.
Tusshar Kapoor broke stereotypes when he became a single father through surrogacy, in June last year. The 40-year-old actor’s step shut those up who said the concept of single fathers is alien in India. Today, he takes his son Laksshya on his film sets and babysits him back home. “Life feels complete now. It’s a very special Mother’s Day, as I’m both a mother and a father. Also, because it’s close to Laksshya’s first birthday.” He adds, “The duties typically performed by a mom came very naturally to me. Buying clothes, changing nappies or feeding — I’ve really mastered all. Thankfully, my son doesn’t cry at all at night, wakes up for his feed and then sleeps again,” he says. On challenges that came his way, he says, “I was prepared that people would make it a big deal. I kept it private but I was sure that the time had come.”
The actor says he’s glad he waited and didn’t rush it and do anything early. “My parents were very supportive and never asked me, but I’m sure deep down, even they had this concern that will I be able to pull it off and what would be the reaction of everybody around.”
Tusshar shares that he was sure about his decision and didn’t listen to anyone. “All doubts were totally drowned by the confidence that I had and the clarity that this is how I want to continue. It was high time and I didn’t want to wait any longer. This clarity drove me into it and everything fell into place.”
On whether he ever felt that his son needed a mom, Tusshar is quick to say that he’s lucky to have help and he, himself, is a hands-on father. “I’m not a party animal or somebody who is out all the time. If I’m not shooting, I’m so happy being at home with my son. So that’s become my lifestyle. Though I still go out, I don’t have late nights and that’s a sacrifice that I’ve made. That’s a choice that I’ve made, as I want to wake up early for him. I do go for movies, my shoots and thankfully everything had fallen into place. So life hasn’t changed but has become more complete,’ says Tusshar who recently took Laksshya on the sets of Golmaal Again.
Calling it a great experience, he adds, “I was a little nervous, because it’s a new place,it’s a hotel room but Laksshya just adjusted from the very first moment, as if he liked the changes. Though he was crying in the flight while landing, he was happy later. After the shoot got over, other actors including Ajay [Devgn] and Tabu and the whole unit would come and spend time with him. It was like a family environment and he had a great time.”
Follow @htshowbiz for more