Akshay Kumar's handsome and well-mannered son Aarav is all grown up
The handsome 14-year-old Aarav Bhatia stole the show at his mother's book launch
Actor-turned-interior designer-turned-author Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs Funnybones recently released her second book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
And while she should have been the one to get all the limelight, it was actually her 14-year-old who stole her thunder with his impressive good looks and humble behaviour.
Yes, that's right.
The launch that saw a bevy of celebrities from Bollywood including close friend Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Alia Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Anaita Shroff Adajania and hubby Akshay Kumar; also had some quick-witted replies from the author. But everybody was surprised to see how their teenage son had grown up so quickly.
Towering above his mum, the doting son was all praises for his mother's work. He even posed with grandmother Dimple Kapadia who came to support her daughter yet again. And he looked quite refined and very well behaved.
The Kumar's and their grounded kids
This certainly reflects on the values Akshay and Twinkle are imbibing in their kids.
He had recently revealed that he not only wants hid kids to learn how to fend for themselves, but also wasn't going to allow them to inherit his wealth.
"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," he revealed.
No wonder is son is turning out to be a fine young gentleman who is always smiling and never the one to be aggressive even when he his hounded by the paparazzi. He was as usual, quite gracious even at the said event.
But if that wasn't enough family camaraderie, hubby Akshay Kumar made sure that everybody was comfortable and even cheered for his wife throughout the event.
Continue reading to see what Twinkle said about how Akshay supported her throughout her life!
Akshay is my biggest cheerleader: Twinkle
No wonder then Twinkle couldn't help but reveal how Akshay was the only person who truly supported her and is more proud of her work than she herself.
“This book is dedicated to him. He is my biggest cheerleader, my greatest support. He is a man who takes more pride in my work than anyone ever has, including my mother who is all the time kind of… Like somebody came up to her and said, ‘Your daughter is a good writer’ and she shouted and said, ‘This junglee?!’ So, I am very fortunate to have this man with me,” said the doting wife.
The witty author who has always made it clear that she is not the one to conform to societal norms, once again left the audience spellbound with more of her witty one-liners on the subject.
"My granny would always moan about the fact that I never brushed my hair and my mom would always try to put me on a diet and I would tell her I wouldn’t fit in. I would ask her why do I need to fit in a size for a dress?” she revealed as she launched her book among friends and the media.
Why women shouldn't conform to norms
The strong and witty author once again shared what she felt about not conforming to norms and carving a niche for oneself.
“We grow up and we need to conform to the society, to fit in. For all the oddballs and misfits out there, if you follow your path you will reach somewhere where no one has reached because you are meant to uniquely do some things which only you can do," said the mum of two.
Her comments are an indication that she is an open-minded mum who is perhaps ready to teach her own kids to carve a niche for themselves and not conform to the rules of the society. Perhaps that's why we must teach our sons a few things that will help them become more confident and respectful young men.
5 things we must teach our sons today
- You can choose your own path: We must tell our sons to carve a niche for themselves and not look to others to make their life's decisions. This helps them realise their own potential and makes them responsible enough to make their own decisions.
- You are equal: Treating a daughter with as much love and respect as a son is important to set the right example. If we teach our sons that our daughters are no less, we will build a better and stronger society that respects women. But it's also equally important to tell our daughters that they are no less.
- You must work towards your goals with humility: We must teach our boys to be humble and work hard towards achieving their goals, but not by hook or crook or by fooling others, but by their work and result-oriented attitude.
- You must learn to say 'No': It is so simple to say 'yes' to somebody, but it takes guts to say 'No.' And therefore, we must teach our sons to have the guts to stand up against all that's wrong and things that may be against their principles.
- You must respect women: Even though teaching them about equality should automatically instill this thought, but there is no harm in reiterating it. Teach your sons the value of respecting women by setting an example in your own home.
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