Akshay Kumar is a family man – he makes sure to spend quality time with both his children, Aarav and Nitara, as well as his wife Twinkle Khanna. From going to dinners to vacations together, Khiladi Kumar knows how to keep his loved ones happy. In a recent interview with a leading daily, Akshay was asked about how his children handle the paparazzi. And the Padman star made us all emotional! He revealed that being surrounded by shutterbugs all the time has made both his son and daughter self-conscious and they often refuse to step out of the house because of this reason. Akshay mentioned that this does break his and Twinkle’s heart.
“I feel trash talking anyone under 21 should be illegal. It’s sad that technology is tainted by people wanting to hurt, mock and humiliate others. As parents, we teach our kids to be thick-skinned and pity those who have the time to hurt others. Star kids have enough pressure in life; the world doesn’t need to increase it by trolling innocent children,” he said.
Akshay continued, “It breaks my heart to hear my daughter say she doesn’t want to go out for family dinners because there will be paparazzi, and she hates the flashing lights. Or Aarav not wanting to come for a movie since he’s just finished training and doesn’t want to deal with people saying he looks tired or sweaty, on Instagram.” Sad but it’s true! Stars’ lives can never be hidden and are always in the spotlight. On Akshay’s birthday yesterday, the now 52-year-old posted a shirtless picture on Instagram. He encouraged people to eat healthily and avoid supplements for the sake of fitness. Akshay wrote, “We are wat we eat. Be a product of Mother Nature. DON'T be a Product of a Product. #AntiSupplements. Be true to your body and it'll carry you in ways you only dreamed of at this age...trust me, I’m a father of two. Take care, 1 Life, Get It Right.”