‘I’M NOT STRICT WITH MY KIDS’
Unlike wife Tahira, Ayushmann doesn’t believe in the concept of authoritarian parenting
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana (right), who has a five-year-old son, Virajveer and two-yeardaughter, Varushka, says that he behaves like a child with his kids and is not the kind of a father who enforces rules.
“I’m neither strict nor protective. I’m a kid like them. I play with them. While my wife (Tahira) acts the bad cop, I’ve to be the good cop because most of the times, I’m travelling for my films and gigs. It gets quite hectic and I can’t afford to be strict. I’ve to be their friend,”says Ayushmann, who is currently shooting in Delhi for his next film with actor Bhumi Pednekar after Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015).
The actor says that although his children are aware that their father is an actor, they are too young to acknowledge his stardom. “They don’t really know what is happening around. My son is five. He feels weird, when kids call me by my first name. Being a young father is an advantage. You don’t look like a father. It’s fun to see your kids grow and you’re in touch with the next generation,” he says.
Ayushmann further adds that they don’t feel awkward that their father is in the limelight always. “They think this is the normal way of life. They don’t feel weird. They are born into this environment, so they have no option,” he says.
But would he want them to become actors as well? “I don’t think they should have that pressure. They should discover life on their own. No one will force them to pursue a certain career,” he adds.