Actor-producer Tusshar Kapoor, who is about to release his book, ‘Bachelor Dad’, about his journey of single parenthood, says it’s high time for our society to look at single fatherhood differently, away from its previous preconceived notion.
He told IANS: “One of the reasons I wrote this book is that while single motherhood is rightly celebrated, to think that a single man cannot be a good father and bring up the right a child is a mistake.”
“Nurturing a child emotionally and meeting all their needs so they can grow up to be a happy child is very universal. I say this from my experience and that’s why I thought it would open the doors for many who are thinking about single fatherhood. “
The offer to write the book came from the publishing house — Penguin Random House India.
Tushaar says writing thoughts in the form of a book is quite a different experience than bringing a written document to life by acting like he did in movies.
He shared, “First of all, writing takes time and my journey as a father is still ongoing, so how to share everything from the ocean of emotions was a bit difficult. I sat down and was constantly doing back and forth to know how to put everything on paper.”
“When I decided to have my child, there was a series of thoughts in my mind because I had never done it before.”
He continued, “On the one hand, I don’t want to compromise my life just for the child but I also wanted to be part of every milestone of the child… his first smile, first of all. walking. So time management and how I can still give equal attention to my child as well as my work was a question. But I think I’m managing it well now.
Tusshar is the brother of famous TV producer Ekta Kapoor and he has appeared in several Bollywood movies like ‘Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai’, ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum’, ‘Golmaal’, ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Shor in the City ‘ and ‘Laxmi’.
He became the single father of Laksshya Kapoor in 2016 through IVF.
“So what’s the most rewarding part of becoming a father?”
“An emotional shift took place in me when I first hugged my newborn baby. It’s truly inexplicable to put it into words. And there’s no room for loneliness emotional and a huge sense of satisfaction happened when Laksshya happened to me.”
“My boy is quite naughty at times but I like that too! Kids should be like that. Now I understand that working from home can be difficult when during lockdown I had a video call and my boy will be looking for my attention, will randomly come and sit on my lap and he’s so cute i can’t say no but the work is also important.”
“So yeah, constant learning about how to balance life is something single fatherhood has taught me!” Tusshar signed.
The ‘Bachelor Dad’ book is set to be released on February 12.
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