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Shatrughan Sinha: “It’s Up To Us To Ensure Our Children Are Drugs Free”
As a father to three grownup children actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha places the onus of proper parenting squarely on the parents.
“The upbringing of star children must not be passed on others. It is up to us to ensure our children are drugs free.You cannot depend on nannys and ayahs to bring up your children. Or pack off your children to a boarding school just because you are in the limelight. No! It is important for parents to be there for their children, and that means you restrict your partying and socializing to be at home with your children. To let them feel like a family,” says the every-outspoken Shatrughan Sinha speaking on star-parenting.
Shatrughan Sinha gives more credit to his wife for his children’s upbringing. “I was working three shifts when my wife Punam gave up her career as an actress to look after our children. I salute Jaya Bachchan for giving up her superstar’s position to stay at home to look after her children. Ahishek and Shweta have turned out to be such fine human beings.”
He quips, “So many actresses let their children grow with nannys . When they see the photographers clicking they take their child into the lap.That’s sad. Whom are you fooling? The mother in you knows the truth.”
Now that Aryan Khan is home , Shatrughan Sinha suggests some good family time at Mannat. “Shah Rukh should take time off. Just be with the family. He has earned unprecedented fame and fortune. Now his son needs him more than ever.”