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In his spare time
The actor will be shooting with Priyadarshan for Thank You, but in his spare time will keep his son company. Says Anna, “ He has his winter holidays so I decided to take him along. It’s time for some father and son bonding. Ahaan loves water sports so we want to spend a lot of time snorkelling, jet skiing, deep- water diving etc.” Ahaan turns 15 on January 15 so this is kind of a pre- birthday treat for him. The proud father reveals that his son is already taller than him, “ I enjoy being with him. I am used to taking care of him from the time he was three years old, when I’d taken him abroad for one of my films with Priyan.
I love being a hands- on dad.
Now the difference is that he takes care of me.” Let’s play! Baap- beta also plan to play a bit of cricket with the unit. “ Bobby ( Deol) and Irrfan ( Khan) are cricket- crazy, so in the six days, there will be lots of sporty action taking place. Ahaan and I also love cricket, so we will get to play a lot of it.” Shetty Junior wants to be an actor and his parents are supportive of the decision, “ I always tell him about Hrithik — who is also one of my most favorite star kids — and to be as dedicated as him. But I want Ahaan to get a degree in acting and filmmaking from the US. It’s not only about acting. If his first film doesn’t do well, it shouldn’t be the end of the world for him. I would never discourage him from wanting to be an actor. The film industry is a beautiful place to be in.
The only thing I am scared of, is failure. My children can handle success but I don’t want them to see failure. When you are educated you are prepared for anything,” concludes Shetty.