Shahid Kapoor Talks On Fatherhood, Says 'I Was Pretty Self-Oriented Till I Became A Parent'

Shahid Kapoor has changed ever since he made his own cocoon and nurtured his little kids, Misha Kapoor and Zain Kapoor. Recently, he talked about how his life changed post fatherhood.


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Shahid Kapoor Talks On Fatherhood, Says 'I Was Pretty Self-Oriented Till I Became A Parent'

Fatherhood can turn ordinary men into superheroes, storytellers and singers for their little kids. And Bollywood actor, Shahid Kapoor, who made his own cocoon, strongly believes in it. It is after embracing parenthood, he realised the importance of parents in his life. (Recommend Read: Neha Kakkar Turns Bridesmaid For Celebrity Wedding Photographer, Deepika Sharma's Wedding)

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor have redefined the meaning of arranged marriages for many of us when they tied the knot four years ago on July 7, 2015. Mira came into his life and filled the void that the actor had in his home and heart.

Recently, in an interview with the Filmfare magazine, Shahid opened up on how his life changed post embracing fatherhood. He shared, "I was pretty self-oriented till I became a parent. Though I believed I was selfless. But when I became a parent, I realised I was actually damn selfish."

Shahid further stated, "Now I don’t put myself first. You end up thinking about your kids and family first. Sometimes it’s nice. Sometimes it’s frustrating because you do need to put yourself first at times. Every individual needs to have their own breathing space. I struggle with it. I respect my parents a lot more today than I did before I was a parent. Now I understand what all they did for me. I don’t know if it’s too late for me to apologise but through Filmfare, I say, ‘Mom and dad, sorry for all those times I was a prick’." (Also Read: Yuvika Chaudhary Wishes Hubby, Prince Narula On First Anniversary By Sharing Their Wedding Moments)

In an interaction with the Filmfare magazine last month, Shahid had talked about his relationship with wife, Mira and how it has evolved with time. The actor had stated, "No one should live in an illusion that everything’s set. When you believe everything is on autopilot, it all falls apart. You’ve got to work every day at everything. Whether it’s marriage, parenting, career or even your relationship with your parents. I struggle with all of them. I struggle at maintaining my friendships. I’m terrible at maintaining long-distance relationships. I struggle at dividing my time between my wife, my children and work. My wife feels she isn’t a priority. I feel guilty about not giving enough time to myself. Many a time I tell my family, ‘Guys, let me work also sometimes’."

Mira Kapoor

Shahid had also shared how well Mira has been managing home and their marriage. He had said, "Marriage is like a book. Mira’s my biggest reality because we share our lives together. In the past four years, she’s constantly said, “Shahid, when your films didn’t work, I used to wonder what was going on? I’ve been part of the struggle too for four years. I’ve been there with you through your highs and lows. Now I know.” There’s a partnership, there a sense of achieving together. She got married so young, had two kids and had to figure out how to deal with that when she was just stepping out of being a kid herself. She must have had her dreams and desires but she pushed those aside."

Shahid Kapoor pouting with wife and daughter

Last month, in an interview with the Vogue magazine, Mira had talked about her 14-year age difference with husband, Shahid. She had shared, "His fluidity towards life is another quality I love. It’s helped me ease up a lot. He’s lived longer, so if anything, I can benefit from his experience, and he can benefit from my fresh perspective." (Don't Miss: Lisa Haydon Flaunting Her Baby Bump During Vacation Is Giving Pregnancy Goals To Every Mommy-To-Be)

Well, Shahid is definitely an amazing father and a perfect husband for Mira! What do you think?

Cover and Images Courtesy: Mira Kapoor

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