Shatrughan Sinha: “It’s up to us to ensure our children are drugs free"

The upbringing of star children must not be passed on to others. It is up to us to ensure our children are drugs free, says the ever-outspoken Sinha speaking on star-parenting

Shatrughan Sinha (file photo)
Shatrughan Sinha (file photo)
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“The upbringing of star children must not be passed on to others. It is up to us to ensure our children are drugs free. You cannot depend on nannies and ayahs to bring up your children. Or pack off your children to a boarding school just because you are in the limelight. No! It is important for parents to be there for their children, and that means you restrict your partying and socializing to be at home with your children. To let them feel like a family,” says the ever-outspoken Sinha speaking on star-parenting.

He gives more credit to his wife for his children’s upbringing. “I was working three shifts when my wife Punam gave up her career as an actress to look after our children. I salute Jaya Bachchan for giving up her superstar’s position to stay at home to look after her children. Abhishek and Shweta have turned out to be such fine human beings.”

He quips, “So many actresses let their children grow with nannies. When they see the photographers clicking they take their child into the lap. That’s sad. Whom are you fooling? The mother in you knows the truth.”


Now that Aryan Khan is home, Sinha suggests some good family time at Mannat. “Shah Rukh should take time off. Just be with the family. He has earned unprecedented fame and fortune. Now his son needs him more than ever.”

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