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The moment a couple conceives, their life starts revolving around their soon-to-arrive baby and then goes in a lot of planning about future and finances to give the best of everything to their little one. It not only marks the beginning of their journey as parents, but it is also the moment when want to make sure that one day, just like they hope their kid to make them proud, their little munchkin is proud of them too. And when that day comes, every sacrifice that you had made for them becomes worth it. it is usually the parents telling their kids how proud they are of them, but rare is the moment when a child expresses the same. But B-town diva, Anushka Sharma made sure to express her feelings and make the day special for her father. (Also Read: Farhan Akhtar's GF, Shibani Dandekar Bonds With Akhtar Family At Javed Akhtar's Birthday Exhibition)
Hailing from an army family, Anushka Sharma had started from scratch and steadily carved her niche in the world of Bollywood without a godfather. Anushka leaves no chance to express her feelings for her family and it is her genuinity that makes her our favourite. Anushka is her mommy’s poser daughter, her daddy’s little girl and her husband’s perfect muse; scroll through her social media handle and you’ll get to know why are we saying this!
On January 16, 2020, i.e., Army Day, Anushka Sharma penned down a heartfelt note for her father, Ajay Kumar Sharma, who had fought for India in 1999’s Kargil War. Posting throwback pictures of her father from his army days, Anushka wrote, “Their selfless sacrifices, courage and brotherhood is beyond words. My dad always made me proud. Love you papa #armyday.”
In a 2017 interview with the Hindustan Times, Anushka Sharma had thanked soldiers for their selfless service on Army Day and had said that she owes everything to the organisation. She had stated, “I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all ranks and officers of the Indian Army, specially to all deployed in field areas. To the Indian Army, I owe my being, my persona and my outlook. Being an army kid has instilled great confidence in me because of the open, non-gender-bias environment I was raised in. We become adaptive, open-minded and survivors.” (Also Read: Kartik Aaryan Takes A Journey Down The Memory Lane On His Mother's Birthday, Shares A Cute Picture)
Anushka Sharma has always expressed how proudly she wears the tag of a soldier’s daughter and further revealed in the same interview, how army had shaped her growth. Anushka had continued, “Personally, I have harnessed a great sense of adventure and fun. I can relate to continuous changes, which have added to my personal growth from an early age. Our parents get posted in remote areas of India, where we naturally get trained to adapt to the ever changing dynamics and transform into tough survivors.” Crediting her parents' army mindset for her very liberal upbringing, Anushka had said, “Parents from defence background have a more liberated set of values which adds to the inherent confidence and self-belief their children display.”
On Father’s Day 2017, Anushka Sharma had written a lauding message for her ‘biggest inspiration’, her father, Ajay Kumar Sharma, “I couldn't possibly be more like anyone as I am like my father. I wish every girl growing up gets to look up to a man like I got to with my dad. He taught me to stand up for myself and what I believed in and never allow anyone to treat me wrongly. My biggest inspiration comes from him and how wonderful this world would be if there were more men like you papa! I love you to the moon and back #FathersDay.”
In a throwback interview when Anushka Sharma was asked how her parents had reacted to her acting and working so soon in life, she had retorted, “My parents are super cool. I'm a lot more orthodox than they are. Thanks to the Army background, I have a very strong sense of independence and freedom, so we took our own decisions and only have ourselves to blame. I always knew I wanted to be in films but didn’t want anyone to taunt my parents. So, I excelled in studies. I was a topper in school and college so when I decided to become a model, people said ‘Oh your daughter is modelling' so at least my parents could say, ‘yeah but she also came first in class’.” (Also Read: Mahhi Vij Shares An Adorable Picture Of Her Kids, Tara, Khushi, Rajveer And Pens A Cute Note)
#Salute. Jai Hind!