15 Super Dads: Tusshar Kapoor
This fortnight we bring you one celeb father who deserves to be celebrated for his parenting skills and gives all dad #fathergoals to live up to. Today in focus is actor Tusshar Kapoor, the man who set a trend by being a single father and proudly having a son through surrogacy to satisfy his parenting instincts.
Claim to fame: Son of veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra Kapoor and Indian TV and film producer Shobha Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor is a Bollywood actor himself and has worked in many successful films such as Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, Golmaal, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Shor In The City. He had received the Filmfare Award for his debut film Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai. He is also working alongside his sister Ekta Kapoor to further their production house, Balaji Telefilms.
Fatherhood: While the internet is going gaga over Tusshar Kapoor’s baby boy Laksshya, the proud father has revealed that Laksshya was born with the help of invitro fertilisation and surrogacy. Tusshar and his family are all excited due to the arrival of the newborn and look forward to nurturing the child in the best way possible. In an age when stories of single moms dominate the single parent space, Tusshar has chosen to be the first single father in Bollywood and is proving to be an excellent one too, if the glowing statements by his parents, Jeetendra and Shobha are anything to go by. They said, “We could not be more excited to be grandparents to Laksshya, and are completely supportive of Tusshar’s decision. This is certainly a tremendous blessing, and an exciting time in our lives. Tusshar is a wonderful son, and he has proven with responsibility, independence and kindness that he will be a great father to Laksshya.”
Lessons learnt: Parenting is a tough job, more so when you are a single parent. But unconditional love and patience can make the problems seem like possibilities and keep you and your child happy. Good family support is an added benefit, which can allow you to enjoy some me-time in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of parenting.
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