Bollywood star Anil Kapoor: “I am not a celebrity at home, neither are my kids!”

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How is Bollywood star Anil Kapoor as a parent? We asked him parenting tips when he was in Singapore to unveil his wax statue at Madame Tussauds!

He might be 60, but even now he gives young stars a run for their money.

Yes, we’re talking about Bollywood’s one and only actor Anil Kapoor, who somehow manages to look like a 25-year-old even at the age of sixty with three grown up kids.

The actor is also well known internationally. Kapoor’s first role in an international film was in Danny Boyle’s Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, for which he shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His performance in the eighth season of the action series 24 generated rave reviews from the American press.

In Singapore, to unveil his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds, where he also launched a new interactive zone, designed by Wizcraft International as part of IIFA, the actor interacted with the press and his fans sharing some interesting facts about his normal life at home with his super popular kids.


It must be noted here that IIFA 2017 is taking place in New York in June. The Bollywood actor also posted pictures of his happiness and excitement on Twitter and wrote that he was humbled by the incredible honour.


“We are not celebrities at home”

theAsianparent had an opportunity to catch up with the actor and know about the kind of father he was at home to his celeb kids, Sonam, Rhea and Harsh Vardhan Kapoor.

“For me, Sonam is a child and a daughter like any other father. Rhea, Harsh and Sonam all are the same to me. They are my children and not celebrities for me. Neither am I a celebrity for them, I am just their father,” he said.


Unveiling… Yours truly !! Thank you @MTsSingapore for making me look good in wax! #MadameTussauds

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The star added that at home he is like any other parent and wishes for the well-being of his kids.

“Of course, all parents get worried about their children and we wish for their well-being in every sphere of life. As kids, as students, they will always remain my children even when they are 50-years-old and get married and have children. And I become a grandfather or a great-grandfather, they will always remain my children,” he added.

Parenting is a learning process…

When asked to share some parenting tips he says, “I am also learning how to be a good parent and I think both kids and parents should keep on learning to make each others’ lives happier and healthier,” adding that, “As parents, we should let children be and let them be independent. Plus there has to be a certain amount of discipline as well. It’s a combination of the two.”

You can catch up on the full interview here:

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