Akshay Kumar's kids won't inherit his wealth! Here's why
"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," says Akshay Kumar
Actor Akshay Kumar was not always the star he is today.
He started out first as a chef and then as a martial arts teacher. In his many years of struggle as an actor, he even worked as a unpaid photography assistant for 18 months! But finally, he hit jackpot and is now considered to be India's most bankable commercial stars.
So it comes as no surprise that he would want his kids to learn the value of hard work as well. As a parent, his priorities are pretty sorted, it seems. No wonder then he talks about not letting his kids enjoy his inheritance.
Yes, you read it right. In a recent interview, Khiladi Kumar stated that he would want his kids to earn their comforts and not depend on family inheritance.
"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, 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.
Kumar even posted a picture with his son on Father's Day and resonated the message he gave during the interview. On his Instagram handle, he posted: "Happiness is...watching him stumble,struggle & eventually grow into a fine young man #HappyFathersDay."
How he wants them to learn
Further adding and illustrating on how he makes sure that his son learns by working hard, he says, “So, we decided to go on a family holiday and Aarav would travel business class. He is getting to travel business class because he worked hard to get his first degree black belt (in kudo). If he hadn’t got it, he would have travelled economy."
"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.”
Continue reading to know how he wants to make daughter Nitara independent.
As far as Nitara is concerned, Khiladi Kumar also wants her to learn the same way.
He adds that she would learn self-defence because “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.”
However Kumar does not want his kids to neglect their childhood in order to learn the about the world. He is not a pushy father, he insists.
"My kids are as kids should be. They play, have fun, and just be... I don’t push them, I try to motivate them. 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 was quoted as saying.
He added that most of what his kids have become is because of his wife's involvement in their upbringing.
"My wife (Twinkle Khanna) is the one who has brought them up so well... mera toh kuch nahi hai (smiles).. in fact, after our marriage, she has brought me also up really well," he says.
But before signing off, he gave out a special message to all fathers.
"Before my son turns into a man, I still get to hold him like the treasured angel he’ll always be! But he will grow, he’ll spread his wings, he’ll push me away, but my arms will always be there, ready to catch him, protect him, and squeeze him whenever he lets me... To all the fathers out there, hug your kids for as long as you can, because it’s your grip that makes them so strong to stand there and face it all," he said.
That's definitely parenting done right!
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