Father's Day 2020: From to Kamal Haasan to Karan Johar to Anurag Kashyap, a look at Bollywood's single dads
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The third Sunday of June is reserved for Father’s Day celebration every year. This year, it is being celebrated on June 21. Father’s Day was first proposed by Sonora Smart Dodd in the US and has since been adopted by several countries across the world. However, in some countries, it is celebrated in March and May.
The main idea behind the celebration of Father’s Day is to honour all the fathers, father figures, and the forefathers of the world. It is also to keep in mind the influence of fathers in an individual’s life.
As a saying goes “anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” With equality being served to all, single fathers are still not appreciated much for their efforts of raising kids on their own. However, some Bollywood personalities broke the stigma of being a single dad in society and tried to bring a change in society. So here’s a look at some of the single fathers of the Bollywood:
Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar became the single parent of twins, a girl, and a boy, through surrogacy in the year 2017.
Actor Tusshar Kapoor, younger brother of Ekta Kapoor, is a single father. He became a father through surrogacy. He named the kid Laksshay. The little one came into his life in June 2016. Laksshay and Saif Ali’s son Taimur are best friends and are often seen together having their cute little play dates.
Actor and former model Rahul Dev has a son named Sidhant Dev, with late wife Rina who died of cancer on May 16, 2009. Since then, he is raising Siddhant on his own. He even did the show Big Boss to support his son for abroad studies.
Hrithik Roshan the heartthrob of Bollywood industry, is a single father of his two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan from ex-wife Suzanne. The couple separated in the year 2014
He adopted six children aged 11 with the consent of his charity institution from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. “Earlier this year I was there to welcome Pratima, Rukhsar, Matrena, Bindu, Jinu, and Animesh at Rishi Valley (Andhra Pradesh) where they were put for further education,” he had said.
Film director Anurag Kashyap has been a great father to his 17-year-old daughter Aaliyah Kashyap. He has his daughter from his former wife Aarti Bajaj.
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal who has millions of fans is quite a friendly dad to two daughters Mahikaa and Myra. Both of his daughters are from his first wife Mehr Jesia. The couple got divorced in 2018. In the year 2019, his current girlfriend Gabriella gave birth to his son.
The multi-talent personality Kamal Haasan is also a single dad to actor Shruti Haasan. Kamal has Shruti from his ex-wife Saarika Thakur whom he separated in the year 2004.
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