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Stop pushing your kids

Stop pushing your kids... says reality show judge Farah Khan to ambitious parents.

tv Updated: May 09, 2010 00:34 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Farah KhanIt’s her ninth reality show as a judge in the past 10 years and she is still not tired of them. Director-choreographer Farah Khan says she agreed to be on eight shows before Zee’s Dance India Dance Li’l Masters because each was different.

But Khan insists that she wouldn’t have taken on such a show had it come to her two-three years ago. “Being a mother to three kids has helped me. Now, I know how to deal with children,” she points out.

Ask her if any of her two-year-olds will ever make it on Dance India Dance Li’l Masters and she shoots back, “I’m not a pushy parent. I won’t tell my kids, Bachchon nacho, meri izzat ka sawal hai. (Children dance, it’s a question of my prestige) I will never coax my kids for anything. Czar is a people-pleaser and a fab hip-hop dancer. He grooves to the title track of Tees Maar Khan. If he wants to participate, I’ll let him. Anya is like her father, an intelligent snob. Diva is the mother hen, always around her siblings. None of my kids give me grief, they are sweethearts.”

But with so many kid shows coming up, will pushy parents allow their kids breathing space? “I don’t know how much these shows impact parents. But I’m planning stress management classes to keep pushy parents under check.”

First Published: May 08, 2010 17:37 IST