"Teri chaddi nahi utari na maine toh mera naam Aditya Narayan nahi"
In the video that has since gone viral, singer Udit Narayan's son Aditya hurls abuses at an airline's staff as his baggage was over the allowed weight limit.
For those of us who remember Aditya Narayan as the cute, chubby little boy in the movie Jab Pyar Kissise Hota Hai, it will be difficult to believe that he could indulge in offensive language, shouting and threatening officials who were simply doing their duty.
But this is what happened at Raipur airport yesterday where the actor, host, and singer was scheduled to catch his flight to Mumbai.
According to reports, Aditya who was returning along with a friend after having performed at a Dusshera event was asked by an Indigo airline staffer to pay for excess baggage that he was traveling with.
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But Aditya instead of complying with the airline’s norms chose to use his privilege and status to threaten the officials. The singer was caught on the camera arguing with the officials and even using unparliamentary language.
According to the airline, the incident occurred when Aditya who was asked to pay a sum of Rs 13,000 as per the airline ruling charges of excess baggage. However, Aditya refused paying more than Rs 10,000. An argument ensued when Aditya began telling the official that he will see to it that the officer is put to place once Aditya reaches Mumbai. The airline also reported that earlier Aditya used offensive language with one of the other female staff too.
In the video that has since gone viral Aditya can be heard telling the official: “Teri chaddi nahi utari na maine toh mera naam Aditya Narayan nahi.”
The airline dealt with their guidelines and the singer was given the boarding pass only after he apologized. Not only this, the TV personality had to also pay almost the entire amount. He ended up paying 12,900 instead of 13,000.
However, the incident brings to light how celeb kids can sometimes have a misplaced sense of identity and may think of themselves bigger than their boots.
According to child psychologists while it definitely applies to celebrity kids it is also equally important for all parents to watch what their kids are humble in their approach.
Tips on how to ensure your kids do not grow up feeling self-important and arrogant
While parenting is a hard job and there are no sure-fire ways to ensure that your kids grow up to be the exact replica of the ideals you have in mind, as parents it is still our duty to instill the best of the values we can in our kids.
Here are some ways to control arrogant behaviour in kids.
1.Lead by example: From an early age, kids subconsciously absorb the behaviour they see in their homes. As parents, if you practice humility, own up to mistakes when you make one and do not argue with each other just to prove who was right in front of the kids you are instilling in them values that teach them it’s not belittling to make mistakes and apologize.
2.Do not let them bask in privilege: While we wish we could give our kids all the security possible in the world there is a difference between caring for kids and giving them the undue privilege.
Some lessons are best learned the hard way so once your kids are old enough let them get rejected in that job interview or let them lose a competition. Failure teaches important lessons too and tells you that you are not superior to everything.
3. Do not flaunt your connections: If you are well placed in life chances are there are certain privileges that you may have earned along the way. But doling out these privileges to your kids without making them realize the hard way that led you there is akin to telling them the half-truth.
Do not ever let them believe that they can have things easy because their dad and mum know someone influential. Let them toil and achieve their own spot in the sun and you will be proud of their journey.