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Bollywood's coolest dads get candid

Heroes on the big screen and doting fathers in real life — Father’s Day is a special occasion for Bollywood actors. Here's what these cool dads have to say about their kids.

entertainment Updated: Jun 20, 2010 01:15 IST

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan

About his two sons — Hrehaan, 4, and Hridhaan, 2 — daddy Hrithik Roshan says, "Sussanne and I have never told them not to do stuff. When they used to bang things around, we talked to them about what these things are and how they work." Talking about fatherhood, he said, "Fatherhood has made me a better actor. There is more to life and my personality now. There is more strength in my stunts. I smile more. It is easier to show happiness in front of the camera."

Rajneesh Duggal
The actor clearly dotes on his daughter Teeyaa. “My day starts with her singing. She’s my life. Can’t take my eyes off her... I see a lot of Pallavee (his wife) in my daughter and, as Pallavee says, she sees my naughtiness and calmness in Teeyaa.” “She is witnessing her first monsoon this year, so she’s amazed by what is going on all around,” he gushes. “I’m proud to have a daughter like her. Girls have a special bond with their fathers.”

Emraan Hashmi
Actor Emraan Hashmi became a father to Ayaan this February. “One hears so many things about being a father. But, all preparation becomes secondary when that bundle of joy actually comes in your life! Ayaan was so tiny when I first saw him. He’s so precious that I was scared to hold him. It’s a different feeling to hold a tiny human life, which is a part of me. I want to be there for every little thing he does,” says the proud father.

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan has two daughters, Shakya, 10, and Akira, 4. “Watching both my daughters come into this world has been the greatest event of my life. And now, the whole process of seeing them grow older, surveying their evolution from the tiniest bundle of joy to a larger human being…. nothing compares with that joy. For me, every minute with my two daughters is a celebration,” says the director-turned-actor.

Arjun Rampal
Father to two daughters — Mahikaa, 8, and Myra, 5,Arjun says his daughters are similar in many ways, but yet are unique individuals. “Mahikaa used to ask us a lot of questions earlier. At one point of time, my hair was longer than Mehr’s and Mahikaa asked me why I have long hair when all her friends’ parents have short hair? Barring that, they have adapted to our professions and lifestyle,” says Arjun.

First Published: Jun 19, 2010 16:01 IST