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My dad’s a great guy: Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor says his father and actor Pankaj Kapur is a “bit hyper and over-protective”, adding that he hopes he doesn’t get these traits from him while bringing up his daughter.

The actor and his wife Mira Rajput welcomed their first daughter in August. Shahid talked about his father during an appearance on an episode of Vogue BFFs, which will air on Saturday on Colors Infinity, read a statement from the channel.

“I think my dad is a great guy! I don’t think a guy can be that good, to begin with. There are things about him that I think are amazing, there are things about him that I don’t want to be like that with my child,” Shahid said.

The Haider star added: “He is an extremely nice person and he has always been a friend to me, those are the things that I would want. But he’s a bit hyper and he’s a bit over-protective. So, those are the two things that I hope I don’t do to my child.”

Asked about a piece of advice that his father had given him when he found out that he was going to become a father, Shahid said: “Actually more than a piece of advice: what my dad told me was that ‘Now, you will know all the complaints that I have always had against you’.”

“Because the one thing my dad keeps telling me is that I don’t call him enough. And I pretty much call him almost every day! But he still always complains about the fact that ‘we don’t connect enough, we don’t spend time enough’ and finally when obviously Misha happened, he told me, ‘Now you will know what it’s like when you miss your child’.”

On the work front, Shahid will soon be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus Padmavati.