Talk about class and savoir-faire and what comes to mind is the Bachchans. Abhishek Bachchan, the man of few words, is hard to get candid with. Yet, the actor recently opened about his 6-year-old daughter and his wife, Aishwarya Bachchan, while reminiscing about his own childhood. He discussed how kids these days are much more mature than when he was a child and how efficient Aishwarya is and how she accomplishes tasks even before he gets at them.
“Today’s children are so mature, they are able to adapt so much more quickly than us or our parents. Each of us has a different journey of parenthood,” he said, referring to Aaradhya, his daughter.
Talking about his own childhood, he reminisced, “I was very naughty, that’s what my mother tells me. But I feel most boys are that way growing up.” Being the younger of the two siblings, he was always whacked by his mother, he recollected. And yet, he was more scared of his father, Amitabh Bachchan, than he was of his mother.
“Yes, mom was strict. She would hit me sometimes. But as soon as I grew up a bit, I was beyond her reach (smiles). Dad never even raised his voice, forget raising his hand. Just one look was enough to make us realise our mistake and vow never to repeat it,” the actor recollected.
On being asked the big parenting question - whether Aaradhya will be sent to a boarding school or not, he said, “She is too young, she’s just a six-year-old now. We haven’t discussed it yet. I remember, when I was in boarding school, I would often write letter to my dad. But today’s children are technology driven. Aaradhya writes me notes sometimes when I am out of town. But we usually stay in touch through FaceTime.”
Marriage changes not just a common man's life as Jr. Bachchan too seems to have changed his priorities after his marriage to Aishwarya.
“When I was single, I would just pack my bags with the essentials and head off. Now that I am a family man, I try to put some effort into packing for all of us. But before I can get to it, I find that Aishwarya has already done everything that needs to be done. She’s a one-woman army, I must say,” he said.
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