No one quite like him

No one quite like him

He’s the first superhero of one’s life and a pillar of strength when one needs a shoulder to lean on. With ‘Father’s Day’ falling on June 15, Sandalwood stars and others took the occasion to speak about the importance of this day and what it means to them.

Actress Sindhu Loknath looks up to her father CA Loknath for advice and she knows that she can turn to him any day. “He is my pillar of support.

And though he was a strict father, he has always been there, being supportive and giving us courage,” she says. Sindhu vouches that her father made her realise about the importance and the significance 

of money in one’s life. “I wouldn’t have had the urge to work and stand on my own feet, if it hadn’t been for him,” says Sindhu. She feels that parents should be respected and loved all through the year. 

Many others, like actress Ragini Dwivedi, see their fathers as their best friends. “He understands everything. We had a good rapport and we always have fun when we go out. I talk to him about everything that happens in my life — be it good or bad, about guys or anything under the sun,” says Ragini.

She says strongly that she cannot imagine a day without talking to her father, Rakesh Dwivedi, despite both of them being busy. “There are a lot of people who don’t talk much to their parents and that is wrong.

They play a big role in how we turn out in life and parents are the best friends one can ever have,” she says. Ragini says that there are beautiful moments that she has shared with her parents. That includes going out for shopping and trips abroad with her father.

Actor Srimurali, who adores his two children, son Agastya and daughter Ava, says that Father’s Day is about spending time with his kids. Ask him about how he tries to be different as a father and he says that he has always been like a brother to his son.

“I’ve always been friendly with him and pamper him a lot. I make sure he gets what he wants. But there are certain ground rules that are maintained. I guide him about good and bad,” says Srimurali. It’s not just mothers, but also fathers who are great teachers of life.

Actor Dhananjaya says that his father Adaviswamy was a good teacher and a good parent. “Hailing from a village, my father knew the importance of education. He never took decisions for me and he stood beside me whenever I needed him,” says Dhananjaya.

He adds that even when the he left his job at Infosys for his film dreams, his father had confidence in him. And he believes that a single day to celebrate his father is not enough.

 Other young fathers like Harish Shanthikumar, director with an MNC, says that it is a challenge to strike a reasonable balance between work and home. But he makes it a point to spend some quality time with his son Sanay. 
“We frequently do fun stuff like science projects, photography, cycling, running and playing cricket together,” says Harish. Many youngsters in the City, who stay away from their parents, are trying their best to make the day unique in their own possible way.

Sumitra Gopinath, a student, says that her father loves pens and she has bought a gold-tipped pen for him. “I’m also planning to reach Guntur, where my family is, and surprise him on that day. It’s not just about gifting though.

While everyone talks about not needing a particular day to wish someone, we live in a fast-paced world where we hardly interact without a reason. I feel this is a good chance, however commercial the day might be,” says Sumitra. 

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