Mahesh Bhatt and Alia Bhatt: Alia Bhatt says her father Mahesh Bhatt is her go-to person whenever she is caught in a panic situation. Asked to comment on her bonding with her father, the actress said, "He never makes me realise that 'I know more than you'. He treats me like an equal and that's the best way to have a father and daughter relationship. He is like a friend, he is level-headed, and he knows how to tackle every situation. In a panic situation, the first person I call is my father."
Sanjay Dutt and Trishala Dutt: Sanjay Dutt's daughter Trishala, from his first wife Richa Sharma, is based in the US. However, she is known to share pictures with daddy dearest to mark important occasions. Recently, when an online fan asked Trishala Dutt what she admires about dad Sanjay Dutt, she said, "He is really funny, I admire his sense of humour." Sanjay Dutt is a man of few words whose answers never go beyond a single sentence during interviews. Now, this is one side we have yet to see.
Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan: Though Saif Ai Khan and Amrita Singh parted ways, his bond with her kids - Sara and Ibrahim - from his first wife has not changed a bit. Sara and Saif's friendly relationship was visible as the father-daughter jodi appeared on the popular talk show - Koffee With Karan (Season 6). On Father's Day, Sara shared an emotional post that read: Thank you for always being here for me, for being my partner on nerdy holidays, for teaching me how to read, for showing me my first rain and snow, for teaching me how to eat spaghetti and all the while remaining patient, loving and compassionate! #likefatherlikedaughter #daddysgirl #mymainman #handsomestman #partnerincrime [sic]"
Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda: Amitabh Bachchan is proud of his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda. When Shweta Bachchan launched her clothing line, MxS World, in collaboration with designer Monisha Jaising, a beaming Amitabh Bachchan shared his excitement on Twitter and wrote, 'GIRL POWER .. my belief and my love (sic)'.
Boney Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor: Sridevi's daughter Janhvi, who made her Bollywood debut in 2018 with Shashank Khaitan's Dhadak, opposite Ishaan Khatter, shares a warm bond with papa Boney Kapoor. The late actress had time and again confessed how close Boney, Khushi and Janhvi are.
Shah Rukh Khan and Suhana: Suhana is often spotted at parties, airport and dinner outings accompanying her dad. Shah Rukh Khan, however, has instructed the photographers to not click pictures of his children as he wants to keep them away from the media glare. Talk about being a protective father! As Suhana made her debut on a magazine cover in 2018, SRK took to social media to share the cover, writing, "Holding her in my arms again thanks to @vogueindia. 'What imperfect carriers of love we are...' except when it comes to our children. So sending u all my love & a big hug. Hello Suhana Khan!"
Randhir Kapoor, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor Khan: The Kapoor clan often enjoy get-togethers. Karisma Kapoor, who is quite active on Instagram, gives fans a glimpse into their parties by sharing pictures from the bash. When Karisma was going through a rough patch, she had her father's complete support. During the time of Karisma's divorce with Sunjay Kapur, a concerned father said, "I'm a typical Indian father and I love my children very much. I'm more protective of my grandchildren. I'm concerned about their wellbeing. I'm only hoping their separation doesn't affect my grandchildren."
Rakesh Roshan and Sunaina Roshan: Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina has seen a lot of ups and downs in her personal life. But her family has always been by her side. She shares a special bond with her father and this picture is proof enough. She wrote alongside this photo- Dads hold our hand for a little while and hold our hearts forever. Thank you Papa for always being there for me. You are my hero, my ironman, you are my best friend, thank you for always standing by me.
Ashok Chopra and Priyanka Chopra: Their bond is not new to the world, as Priyanka Chopra, calls herself as 'daddy's little girl' and her tattoo too says the same! Her father passed away in 2013, after battling cancer. On his birth anniversary this year, PC shared an emotional post that read: Every year on this day Sid and I would look for ways to surprise you... but we never managed to do so! You always knew everything... So I hope wherever you are, You know that you are with us everyday. In everything I do, I think about your encouragement... In every choice I make, I ask for your affirmation... In everything that happens to me, I am grateful for your blessings.
Chunky Panday and Ananya Panday: Ananya made her Bollywood debut with Punit Malhotra's Student Of The Year 2, and the actress garnered rave response for the film. Still living with her parents, Ananya shares a friendly bond with her father. Talking about the same with mid-day, Chunky said: "In our house, there is a lot of privacy, we don't look at each other's phones. But we tell each other everything. I know all about the boys she finds cute..."
Jeetendra and Ekta Kapoor: Ekta Kapoor, who is one of the most successful producers in the film and TV industry, has indeed come a long way. Her proud father Jeetendra feels she has reached this level only because of her passion and hard work. In an earlier interview, Jeetendra said, "Ekta is a total product of passion and hard work. She has a tremendous amount of capacity to work hard which I don't see in others."
Abhishek Bachchan and Aaradhya: Abhishek Bachchan is known to take humour in the right spirit, but when a Twitter user dragged his little daughter, Aaradhya, into the picture, a protective father gave it back to him and how! A troll shared a meme that joked about how Aaradhya would not like his movies such as Drona and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and wonder why her mother, Aishwarya, married him. Abhishek Bachchan replied, "Don't like my movies? That's cool. Will work harder to make movies you like. Bringing my daughter into it is NOT cool." (sic) Now that's a fitting reply!
Sanjay Dutt and Iqra Dutt: Marking the National Girl Child Day, proud father Sanjay Dutt shared this picture with his bundle of joy daughter Iqra Dutt. Dutt never misses a chance to spend time with his kids - Iqra and Shahraan. He shares adorable photos with his little munchkins and never leaves an opportunity to describe his love for them in words. Sharing the picture, Sanjay Dutt said, "My daughter is my treasure. I pray that every girl child is given the love and care they deserve!"
Govinda and Tina Ahuja: Govinda reveals that he became emotional after seeing his daughter Tina Ahuja on screen in her debut movie Second Hand Husband. "I can't believe that she did this on her own. I was teary-eyed when I saw her on the screen," Govinda said. Govinda praised Tina for being a 'good daughter'. "In our culture when our prayers are fulfilled, we tend to believe in the good work that has been done. I believe Tina has started getting her recognition for being a good daughter and a good person and our wishes came true. I will support her in every way of her life," he said in an earlier interview.
Kamal Haasan, Shruti and Akshara Haasan: Kamal Haasan and Sarika's elder daughter Shruti Haasan started her career as a child artist. She sang in films and appeared in a guest role in her father Kamal Haasan's Hey Ram before making her acting debut in Bollywood in 2009 with Luck. Shruti's younger sister Akshara Haasan has worked as an assistant director before making her acting debut in R Balki's Shamitabh that had megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush in the lead. Kamal and Sarika separated in 2002 and divorced two years later.
Kunal Kemmu and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu: The doting dad keeps sharing cute snaps of his little one on Instagram, along with cute captions. Talking about Inaaya, Kunal, who started his career in Bollywood as a child artiste, had once told mid-day, "I don't want to take decisions on my daughter's behalf. I want her to do everything she likes. All I want to do is give her access — let her read, act, travel and do whatever she hopes to. I want to stand on the sidelines and support her every decision. I don't want to transfer my aspirations to her. She has started walking and can say the word 'blue'. She is training us to be parents."
Arjun Rampal, Mahikaa and Myra Rampal: Even after announcing that they were going their separate ways, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia still share a cordial relationship and so does the actor's daughters Mahikaa and Myra's bonding with their father. In fact, Mahikaa and Myra are in good terms with their father's partner Gabriella Demetriades too!
Aamir Khan and Ira Khan: Aamir Khan's daughter Ira, from his first wife Reena, turned 21 on May 10, 2019, and the superstar had a perfect way to wish his baby girl, for whom, she is still a little one! Khan wrote on Instagram - "Happy 21st @khan.ira!!! Can't believe you got there so fast! You will always remain at 6 for me! Love you. Papa. [sic]". Wasn't that adorable?
Shahid Kapoor and Misha Kapoor: Well, what do we say about this father-daughter duo? The actor keeps sharing cute pictures of his little daughter on social media. However, the doting father doesn't like paparazzi clicking his daughter's pictures. Time and again he has berated the photographers and told them not to click his tots. He also had issues with the camera flash and that is understandable as it can prove to be harmful to kids' eyes.
Akshay Kumar and Nitara Bhatia: Nitara Bhatia, Akshay Kumar's 6-year-old daughter, is one goofy little kid and internet adores her for her antics in front of the paparazzi! The superstar often shares his candid clicks with his daughter on social media.
Ajay Devgn and Nysa Devgan: Ajay Devgn has time and again proved to be a doting dad. He is extremely protective about his kids - Nysa and Yug, and his love for his daughter, especially, is evident enough! Nysa often gets trolled for her fashion sense by the internet. Ajay once opened up about Nysa being trolled and said, "I don't know what kind of people these are and because of them we are paying the price. I request the paparazzi to at least leave the children alone. Why are they paying the price for their famous parents? I don't think any child is okay with paparazzi. They want their space. They want to not dress up every time they step out, so it's very sad when such things happen."
Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor: They share a very strong bond too! Sonam Kapoor in an interview said her father Anil Kapoor had cut her off when she turned 18, compelling her to take her own decisions in her personal as well as professional life and the actress loves her father for taking this firm decision. The father-daughter duo shared screen space for the first time in 2018's Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
Shatrughan Sinha and Sonakshi Sinha: Shatrughan Sinha is proud of his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha for the devotion she shows towards her work. When Shatrughan watched Sona's Akira (2016), he heaped praises on the hard work she put in for her action avatar in the film. He said even he 'wasn't like her' when he used to do action films. Now that's something to be proud of for Sona, coming from none other than the Shotgun himself!
Shakti Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor: Shraddha Kapoor often shares childhood pictures with her father Shakti Kapoor. Mostly known for playing negative characters in films like Himmatwala and Hero, the Andaz Apna Apna actor is also popular for his comic skills. Shraddha Kapoor calls him 'superhero' and 'Bapu' lovingly.
Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt: Just have one quick glance at Pooja Bhatt's Instagram's handle and you'll know why we say that this father-daughter duo is one the favourite and talked-about jodis in the B-town.
Mohnish Bahl and Pranutan Bahl: Pranutan Bahl, who recently made her Bollywood debut with Notebook, too shares a friendly bond with her father-actor Mohnish Bahl.
Rajinikanth and Soundarya Rajinikanth: He has always by her side - in her highs and lows! The father-daughter duo has set an example in various manner. This picture was shared by Soundarya Rajinikanth on Father's Day and wrote alongside, "And to be in these arms at the end of the day every day is Father's Day celebrating the greatest daddy ever happy Father's Day appa .. ur my everything!!!"
Suniel Shetty and Athiya Shetty: Athiya Shetty, who forayed into Bollywood with Hero, says sharing screen space with her father and actor Suniel Shetty will be a 'weird' experience for her. "Acting with dad will be weird. I will be scared most of the time," Athiya had said in an earlier interview, adding that if given a chance, she'd love to dance on the beats of her father's popular song 'Shehar ki ladki'. Athiya also confessed that she hid her acting passion from her father fearing his reaction. But now we know she has all the support from him.
On filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's birthday, here's a look at amazing bonds shared by celebrity father-daughter duos of Bollywood. From Amitabh Bachchan - Shweta Bachchan Nanda to Boney Kapoor - Janhvi Kapoor, check out these celeb fathers who share an amazing bond with their daughters. These pictures will surely melt your heart!
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