Akshay Kumar's daughter Nitara won't inherit his wealth so he's giving her THIS gift instead!
It's one that all fathers must gift their daughters!
Actor Akshay Kumar is quite the disciplinarian when it comes to his kids. He believes that his kids must be self-reliant and not wait for his inheritance.
No wonder then he stated last year that his kids won't inherit his wealth.
Yes, you read it right. In an recent interview, Khiladi Kumar stated that he wants his kids to earn their comforts and not depend on family inheritance.
"Kuch khairat mei nahi milta"
"Whatever they get, they have to earn it. I want them to be responsible human beings who are also full of gratitude for what they have. Kuch khairat mei nahi milta (nothing comes as charity), whatever they get is achieved by them... they need to understand that luxuries are a result of achievements and hard work,” said Kumar before he left for his family vacation.
He also added that not only does he want this for his 14-year-old son Aarav Bhatia, but also for his four-year-old daughter, Nitara.
“She needs to be independent. As a father I would want to be there with her at all times, but I know that’s not possible,” he said adding that he would enroll her in a self-defence class as soon as she turned four.
"She will be starting her training when she turns four," he said at the time.
Nitara's gift: A self-defence class
Not surprisingly, the doting dad has stayed true to his words and enrolled his baby girl in a self-defence class. He even posted a video of her starting out with a hilarious message.
He wrote: "This Valentine's Day don't let a guy take you for granted.Learn martial arts, you never know when it comes handy & starting early always helps."
Those are many lessons in one single sentence and it only means that he will stand on his words of not letting his kids inherit his wealth, but instead will give them the gift of self-reliance by teaching them important life lessons. He already started teaching Aarav the same and now it's Nitara's turn.
Not surprisingly though, self-reliance is not the only lesson on Kumar's list. He has been teaching his kids and especially his daughter a lot many things, which we may have overlooked.
3 parenting lessons straight from dad Akshay
- Gratitude: Having seen many hardships in life, Akshay is careful not to let his kids take things for granted. He certainly wants them to learn to be more grateful in life. "One needs to give kids the space to grow, and I do that. But instilling right values is important, that’s what my parents did, and that’s how I want it for my kids. They value what they have, everyone should be thankful for the many blessings they have," he said in an interview.
- Self-defence: Martial arts has been an important part of Akshay's life and it's something he has helped his kids ease into. His son is already a brown belt in Kudo and his daughter is now finally enrolled as well. Talking about Nitara's enrollment i martial arts he said, "Whether she likes it or not, she will have to learn these self-defence techniques. I already have a feeling that Nitara’s going to be a little Ninja. There is power in her big brown eyes, and I can’t wait to put that to some good use."
- Humility: Having worked as a waiter and cook in Bangkok before he hit the jackpot in the Indian film industry, Akshay is aware that humility goes a long way. He teaches his kids these lessons through small things that he believes will one day make a big difference. Talking about having his son travel economy, Akshay said, "He has travelled economy on many occasions without cribbing because he understands that he needs to earn it, nothing is handed to him on a platter.”
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