Ranbir Kapoor on his biggest insecurity as parent: ‘I would be 60 when my kids are 20, will I be able to run with them?’

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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt recently completed a month of parenthood with daughter Raha.

Ranbir discussed being a father and how he and Alia want to juggle work now while he was in Jeddah for the Red Sea Film Festival. He also mentioned how becoming a father hasn’t touched him yet and how he’s adjusting.

The actor was questioned about his future plans for employment during an interaction at the event, according to a video posted by Brut. Ranbir responded by saying that being a parent is a thrill and that he never anticipated feeling this way. He continued by saying that he and Alia frequently talk about the moral code they want to instil in their child.  ‘There’s empathy, kindness, respect towards elders, equality… so many different things you have imbibed from your parents or life that you want to pass on to the child,’ he shared.

Although he added that the most important thing is to set an example and be those qualities first. Ranbir said that since children learn more when they experience, as parents ‘it’s important to embody these emotions, these attributes. You have to be these people’. Coming to work, Ranbir Kapoor shared that he and Alia both value time away from work. ‘I don’t work a lot, about 180-200 days. She does a lot more work and is way more busy. But we will balance it out. Maybe I’ll take a break when she’s working, or she can, when I am out for work,’ he replied.

The actor from Brahmastra described it as a “amazing time.” A few years ago, we were a boyfriend and a girlfriend; later, we became husband and wife. I had just told her that I hadn’t quite processed the words “I have a daughter.” This has to be repeated more often. I might say it in interviews, but every time I say “daughter,” I think, “Woah, what is this? I’ve got stars in my head, he declared.

Ranbir Kapoor was also questioned about how fatherhood has affected him. He spoke up swiftly and said, “I’m wondering why I took so long. I ought to have had children sooner. He then went on to share his biggest insecurity saying that when his kids turn 20, he would be 60 years old. ‘Will I be able to play football with them? Run with them?’ he said, adding that it’s definitely a joy that he has never experienced.

On the work front, Ranbir Kapoor is filming for Sandeep Reddy’s Animal. He also has a romantic film with Luv Ranjan, opposite Shraddha Kapoor.


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