Aamir Khan: Azad Rao Khan is not treated as a star kid
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan talks about fatherhood and raising his son Azad Rao Khan with wife Kiran Rao in an exclusive interview to mid-day.com
Aamir Khan is truly the Mr Perfectionist in Bollywood and he is known to give priority to his work over family. But that doesn't mean he ignores his family or does not spend time with his children. Aamir, is in fact quite a doting dad. He has two kids from his first wife Reena Dutta, Junaid and Ira and a son with second wife Kiran Rao- Azad Rao Khan.
He says that when Junaid and Ira were growing up he wasn't able to spend time with them due to his film career. But now he makes it a point to spend as much time possible with his son Azad Rao Khan." I spend two hours playing with him in the evening, from six to eight. I even bathe him, eat with him. I keep telling my manager to make sure that I am not disturbed for these two hours since it is our special father-son bonding time." It is well established that Azad is the apple of Aamir's eye, but the superstar is a strict parent as well.
Aamir adds, " Azad is allowed to watch only half an hour of television for a day. That too only cartoon channels. He is not treated like a 'star kid' so that even when he grows up he doesn't present himself as one. Only his valid demands are fulfilled, if he insists on watching more television I and Kiran simply put our foot down."Aamir Khan's next film 'Secret Superstar' which is also based on the parent-child relationship will hit the screens on Diwali.