I remember the answer to my third-grade school teacher's question about my idol was "my dad". But that's true, isn't it? Aren't our dads our first superheroes? They take us for vacations, give us pocket money, help us make career choices and love us unconditionally even though they fail to show it.
Bollywood too gave us some dads we'll never forget. A strict one, an uber cool one and a crazy dad among many others. With Father's Day here, we take you through types of fathers we got from Bollywood movies. Read on!
We must give it up for Anupam Kher, who is hands down the best daddy Bollywood gave us. Be it playing a chilled out dad in Judwaa 2 to an extremely loving father in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Anupam has been our forever favourite.
Remember all the sanskari memes on Alok Nath? Well, he is that babuji whose main aim was to keep the family together. His idea of strengthening the family bond was to live in a joint family. After all, Hum Saath Saath Hain!
Not all dads are perfect, right? Rajat Kapoor in Kapoor & Sons was a dad who may not have set the best example for his kids by resorting to infidelity. Not only was he unfaithful but also a liar.
We all know of a strict dad who says 'No' to everything even before we ask him what we want. Amrish Puri in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was that dad we're scared to seek permission from.
Do you recall Sunny Deol's character from Gadar: Ek Prem Katha? He goes all the way from India to Pakistan to meet his son after his father-in-law takes his little baby boy and wife away from him.
We often dread such dads but we know they are only worried about our future a little too much. Farhan's Dad in 3 Idiots was the type of dad who cared more about what people will say if his son didn't become an engineer.
No one but Kamal Haasan would've pulled off Chachi 420 with that kind of ease. A father who crossdresses just to see his daughter and spend time with her? Do dads like that exist in real life?
Abhishek Bachchan in Paa was a father who didn't know he had a child. Wow! Is ignorance really bliss in this case? Shouldn't he have been there for his then-girlfriend and stood by her?
We live in a patriarchal system and know that there are some families who still prefer a male child over a girl child. Anil Kapoor in Dil Dhadakne Do was the biased dad who wanted his son to be the heir to the family business despite knowing that the daughter had more calibre.
Some have a super cool dad and some's dads are over friendly that you fall in love with. Amitabh Bachchan played 'Sexy Sam' in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and there's no denying the fact that we all loved him to bits.
Illness sure does come with age but imagine a dad who is perennially ailing? Mukund Bhatt plays Raju Rastogi's ailing father in 3 Idiots. With him being bedridden since infancy, the mother keeps whining about her plight.
Remember Jagga's dad in Jagga Jasoos? Saswata Chatterjee played the role of a father who was not only a father to an orphan but also his best friend and coolest teacher. In spite of being away from home, he used to send him a birthday gift every year.
Sameeeeeeeeeeeer?! Does that ring a bell? Ram Kapoor in Mere Dad Ki Maruti was the type of dad who never has faith in his son. He keeps swearing at him and is sick of his careless attitude towards life.
A dad who goes all the way to his daughter's summer camp just because she caught a cold? Shah Rukh Khan was that type of dad in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai who was very protective of his daughter. Most dads are, right?
How often do people have fathers who let you splurge their money and not even question you? Sonam Kapoor had that type of father in Aisha who let her enjoy her life king size with all his money and didn't quite keep tabs on her spendings.