‘YES, I’M POS­SES­SIVE ABOUT MY CHILD’

The dot­ing daddy says he will go to any length to pro­tect his three-year-old daugh­ter

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Ac­tor Ab­hishek Bachchan is a dot­ing fa­ther who has no qualms ac­cept­ing that he would do any­thing to pro­tect his daugh­ter. He hit back at a Twit­ter user re­cently when he dragged his daugh­ter Aarad­hya Bachchan’s name in a meme ridi­cul­ing the ac­tor. But be­ing ex­tremely pro­tec­tive about his three-year-old doesn’t mean Ab­hishek won’t talk about her. “As a par­ent, I am pro­tec­tive about my child, but if you ask me a ques­tion on her, I will surely an­swer it. But of course, I am pos­ses­sive about my child. I would never want any harm to come her way,” says the 39-year-old, who is mar­ried to ac­tor Aish­warya Rai Bachchan.

The ac­tor also be­lieves that no mat­ter how busy you are, it is im­por­tant to take time out ffor your llovedd ones. “I come from a fam­ily where ev­ery­one has work com­mit­ment, but we still man­age to take out time for each other. You don’t re­ally have to al­ways go out (of the house). Spend­ing time at home is also pre­cious. You must cher­ish what­ever time you get to spend with your fam­ily,” says Ab­hishek. The ac­tor adds that it is all about man­ag­ing time smartly. “I think that if you are or­gan­ised, it’s all very pos­si­ble. Where there is a will, there is al­ways a way. You can al­ways find time for fam­ily,” he says.

Ab­hishek, who is clear about what he will share about his per­sonal life and what he won’t, says it’s of­ten tough for ac­tors to talk about their life as they don’t know how it will be taken by fans. “We play dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters, so some­where we get lost. The au­di­ence love our on-screen im­age, and we feel that they might not love who we are in ac­tual lives,” he says.

But Ab­hishek strongly feels that be­ing pri­vate has to do with feel­ing shy and noth­ing else. “Ac­tors con­duct their lives on a public plat­form, we bare our souls for our pro­fes­sion, that’s why we get a bit re­served. It’s more about be­ing shy than not shar­ing (our per­sonal lives),” he says.

I come from a fam­ily where ev­ery­one has work com­mit­ments, but we still take out time for each other

Ab­hishek Bachchan, ac­tor

Ab­hishek with daugh­ter Aarad­hya

PHOTO: JOEL RYAN/AP

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