Daughters have a special connection with their fathers and Misha Kapoor proves it!

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"I’m not going to be able to be very logical or practical about her," shares doting dad Shahid Kapoor about his special connection with daughter Misha.

You may agree when I say that girls and women share a special connection with their fathers.

There is something about dads that makes them cooler, more secure, less fuzzy and easier to live with. And most girls automatically gravitate towards them. Celebrity babies are no exception.

The latest case in point is Shahid Kapoor's daughter Misha. She absolutely adores him just as any daughter would and Kapoor is equally besotted by her.

"The two most important people in my life are both female"

In fact, in a recent interview Kapoor admitted that his daughter and wife have completely changed him and Misha literally has him wrapped around his little finger, just as Mira predicted.


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"The way marriage and parenthood have changed me can fill a book. Today, the two most important and relevant people in my life are both female. I have gained a lot of respect for women, not that I didn’t have it earlier. I was raised largely by a single mother (Neelima Azeem). Marriage and parenthood are enriching," shared the doting new father.

He added he once asked fellow actor Frahan Akhtar for parenting advice and his prediction came true.

"I remember chatting with Farhan (Akhtar) when Mira was pregnant. I asked him what it was like to have kids. He smiled and said, ‘You will only know when you get there.’ I can totally understand why he said that, it’s very difficult to explain the feeling. It’s a huge change, because you’re not your own priority anymore. You don’t think of yourself first."

"I can’t control my emotions when it comes to Misha"

As for his fatherhood skills, Kapoor says that he has become extremely emotional thanks to his adorable daughter.

Best feeling ever.

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"I’m an extremely emotional dad. I can’t control my emotions when it comes to Misha, my daughter, and I know that’s going to be a problem in the coming years because I’m not going to be able to be very logical or practical about her," says the doting father.

Studies prove that fathers pay far more attention to their daughters

And he may be right in his assessment. Because studies have also proved that fathers pay a lot of attention to their toddler daughters.

The research published in the American Psychological Association’s journal Behavioral Neuroscience by lead researcher Jennifer Mascaro, PhD, of Emory University, says, “If the child cries out or asks for dad, fathers of daughters responded to that more than did fathers of sons.”

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Marital therapist Christina Fraser also recently told Psychologies, "Good fathers allow their daughters to feel their opinions count. They encourage you to develop a pride in what you think. It’s really about feeling that you can be heard."

It's safe to say that fathers do play a crucial role in their daughters' lives and help them become more confident and self-reliant.

READ: These Indian dads did things differently for their daughters

(All images courtesy: Instagram)

Written by

Deepshikha Punj