Actor Rohit Roy (right) leaves no stone unturned to play the doting dad he is, to his 14-year-old daughter, Kiara Bose Roy. Today, on Father’s Day, the actor tells us what makes his daughter so special and sets her apart.
“I’ve heard all the stories of how it’s tough to handle these teenage kids but I’ve been lucky that Kiara is not one of those erratic, demanding kids. She’s never had any unnecessary demand or tantrums. I’ve never had to reprimand her other than correcting a few things,” says Rohit, who had only once indulged his daughter by gifting her an iphone6.
Ask him if Kiara gets affected by peer pressure and brings those issues back home, Rohit says that she discusses everything with him and his wife, Manasi. “Since she’s the only child, our lives revolve around her. She discusses more stuff with Manasi, but I’ve told Kiara that I am her friend first and everything else comes later.”
Moreover, Rohit admits that he’s possessive of Kiara and if he’s told that she’s dating someone, he would react quite unexpectedly. “I won’t be able to say anything. I will probably blow my top and would want to kill that guy. But, then, after I calm down, I’ll meet the boy to figure out if he is worthy to be in Kiara’s life or not. I’m a cool father that way, though my wife refuses to accept that.”
So is there anything that Kiara hates about him? “My temper. She says, ‘Papa you have to be patient.’ For her, I am trying to change this trait,” says the Kaabil actor.
Music composer Darbar (right) says working with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam that completes 18 years today was a once in a lifetime experience. He recalls that the filmmaker had heard the scratch of the track Tadap Tadap Ke nine times in loop and burst into tears after that.
“I had written Tadap Tadap Ke for another film but the director had said, ‘aise gaane to har koi bana deta hai’. Not being able to tolerate the insult, I had quit that project immediately. Thereafter I took it to Sanjay,” says Ismail, adding, “Sanjay continued listening to the track and I