Actor Abhishek Bachchan says daughter Aaradhya will have the liberty to choose a career for herself and a parent’s job is just to give “love, care and good education” to the child.
Abhishek, married to actress Aishwarya Rai, has a daughter named Aaradhya. She turned one in November 2012.
He was in the capital Saturday to be the part of designer Ritu Beri’s annual kids’ fashion show, organised to create awareness for autism and raise funds to support underprivileged children. When asked about why Aaradhya was missing from the action on the ramp, Abhishek said, “I had lot of fun coming here. I am a film actor and these children (who walked the ramp) are much better than me. Talking about my daughter, I think it is completely her (Aaradhya) choice, let her decide her career as and when she wants too.”
“Currently she is in Dubai and very small, but I am sure she will be happy to lend her support to such causes when she grows up,” he said.
The 37-year-old also said that a parent’s responsibility is just too give a healthy upbringing to child, without forcing any ideas on him or her. “As a parent it is not about material goods. The gifts a parent can give the children are love, care, education and understanding. These are the most important gifts any parent can give. As far as I am concerned, taking care of the child is never just a mother’s role. It’s all about sharing responsibilities,” Abhishek told IANS.
Dressed in a black jacket and blue denims, he was seen having a fun time with small kids on the ramp. He also danced on the ramp to songs like Bunty aur Babli, Kajra re, Bol Bachchan and Desi girl.
Showing his generosity to the cause, Abhishek also signed a t-shirt that went on live auction during the event. With the price starting from Rs.50,000 it finally went to Member of Parliament Baijayant “Jay” Panda, who got the t-shirt, for Rs.5 lakh.