Father’s Day Special: The journey of a man to a loving father

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Bollywood is known for its iconic pregnancy reveal scenes. Which scene you ask? The scene where the husband is shaving and the wife slowly walks towards him and asks him some random questions. After confusing him she reveals the good news that he will soon be a father and usually he is ecstatic. Sound familiar?

With Father’s day arriving on the 16th June, BizAsiaLive.com will look at five films where some father’s took their time to warm up to the idea of fatherhood.

‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ (1995)
Aamir Khan played the part of a struggling artist who for many years has tried to make it big in the music industry. His wife Kiran (Manisha Koirala) before her marriage also aspired to be a singer but with the household chores and looking after their young son she was forced to put her dreams on hold. One day Kiran decides she has had enough of this life and walks out in order to get her life on track leaving her husband lost.

Rohit (Khan) faces many difficulties while looking after his son sometimes losing his temper only to feel guilty later. Before he would rush off to work and let Kiran deal with their house matters and their son but now he was having to learn everything. With Kiran leaving Rohit it gives him the opportunity to change himself and become a father, something which he never really focused on before. The time spent between the two helps build their father son relationship making them inseparable.

‘Papa Kehte Hai’ (1996)
The fearless and mischievous Sweety (Mayuri Kango) runs away from home in order to find her father who she has never met. She manages to end up at a hotel in Seychelles and lies her way into making everyone believe that she is the daughter of one of the guests there. The guest is none other than her father Anand (Anupam Kher) who is there with his partner. Of course the two don’t realise they are related at this point of time and he tries his best to make the girl leave but with no success. After hearing Sweety’s story he decides to let her stay and with time the two begin to grow close with Anand advising her when she needs help and the other way round. Anand begins to see Sweety as his daughter only to find out she actually is his daughter after which he is over the moon.

‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’ (1998)
Salman Khan starred as the carefree playboy Suraj, who finally finds true love in Komal (Twinkle Khanna). After managing to persuade his ladylove that he has truly mended his ways, they begin to imagine their lives together and think of getting married. Lightning strikes for Suraj when he finds out that a boy who has been left on his doorstep is actually his son and after his mother has passed away Suraj has to care for him. Suraj fails to accept that the boy is his son and treats him coldly.

Over time though he realises his mistake and tries to make amends by spending more time with him and realising they have so much in common. There even comes a point where he is even willing to break up with Komal in order to be with his son. He feels that Komal can find a better person to spend her life with and have the best of everything but his son has no one but him. After losing his mother he can’t lose the father he has just found.

‘Salaam Namaste’ (2005)
An architecture and a chef are two occupations Nick (Saif Ali Khan) is known for but when it comes to fatherhood he’d much rather avoid it all together. When his girlfriend ends up getting pregnant they decide that becoming parents isn’t something for them however something changes inside Ambar (Preity Zinta) and she decides she wants to have the baby. Nick is angry and confused as being parents was something they never planned so why go through all this when their lives are already perfect.

The two become distant and start behaving like enemies. Ambar studies and works while she is pregnant with no help from Nick whatsoever, he doesn’t even want to acknowledge what is happening. It takes a long time but Nick gradually changes becoming more thoughtful and helping Ambar in her final days of pregnancy. He realises that he wants to be there for Ambar and their children, showing Ambar that he still cares for her very much.

‘Heyy Babyy’ (2007)
Three guys who loved their bachelor lives learnt about responsibility in the most difficult way possible. The thought of having children was a big no, no for Arush, (Akshay Kumar) Ali, (Fardeen Khan) and Tanmay (Riteish Deshmukh). They were happy with their careers and their dating lives, that is until they find out that one of them is the father of a little baby girl who was left on their doorstep. Each of them try to find out who the father is but to no use, with this the frustration of looking after a baby who might not even be their daughter makes them angrier.

The three friends decide to abandon the child by leaving her on someone else’s doorstep however afterwards they start to feel guilty and feel that it was a horrible mistake. The baby melted their stone hearts changing them from party animals into three loving fathers. Every minute of every day is dedicated to their daughter who they lovingly name Angel as she came into their lives and changed them for the better.

The team at BizAsiaLive.com wishes its readers a happy Father’s day.

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