NEHA DHUPIA: “Every moment spent with my dad has been a fond memory. From teaching me how to ride a bicycle to drive a car, to learning how to play tennis or competing with getting competitive. From teaching me the importance of values like respect, love and patience and also being preachy but by setting an example.
Each time I did we’ll at school he always gave me a pat on my back and every time I did not do well, he had one thing to say, ‘Chin up my child!’
Everything I am today I owe to my dad…my man of steel, my superhero.”
POORNA JAGANNATHAN: “My father was a difficult, difficult man. But he would make us laugh like nobody else could. His wit, his timing and his rebellious spirit always made him everyone’s go-to uncle. This is not my favorite picture of him here, but it does capture what I loved about him. Here he is surrounded by three punks, flipping people off.”
NIKHIL THAMPI: “My father has taught me much in life, even good parenting. In this picture, he is the naughty kid and I am the boring father. He taught me to never lose your inner child. He is my hero and I love him.”
NEETA LULLA: “My dad is truly my best friend and teacher and the most fun loving guy. I have the fondest memories of him, the most important being that he never had the disparity that I was a boy or girl. He taught me how to deal with everything with confidence and courage. Most of all, I always have appreciated how he would get me the then rare Seventeen magazine so that I would be in touch with teen happenings. The list can go on, but yes my father is the best guy among all the rest.”
MEIYANG CHANG: “One of my best memories with Dad, is ironically, when we were thousands of miles apart. I was miserable in my boarding school in Dehradun, never before having been so far away from home. He had his own special way of comforting me. Dad would draw cartoons on letters from mom and him and sing to me on the phone. I still remember his version of a particularly popular film number – Mera Meiyang gaya Dehradun, wahaan se kiya hai telefoon, tumhari yaad sataati hai, tumhari yaad satati hai“. He probably doesn’t know it but it would choke me up every single time, as well as reassure me that everything was going to be ok.”
SARAH JANE DIAS: “Most fondest memory is of when my dad bought me my first Easter egg. It was in a box that was designed to look like a London double-decker bus. And I was a tom boy so I was thrilled when I saw it. Also, the chocolate egg was filled with mini chocolates. I’ll never forget it.”
DIPANNITA SHARMA: “The most amazing quality of my dad is his patience with everyone and everything .Now when I think about it, we (my sis & me) must have been exhausting for him but never once did he lose his cool with us, just the doting ‘Deuta’ (dad in Assamese).
I remember how dad would return from treating patients the whole day and still never forget to get us our favourite goodies every other day.Yet, my sister and I would complain that these are not the chocolates we wanted or the wafers we liked and he, without a second thought, would go back to to get what we asked for. Although he knew that our favourite goodies would change the next day, yet he would always play along.
Deuta made my childhood equivalent to a fairy tale and for that I am eternally grateful to him.”
CANDICE PINTO: “I’ve had a wonderful journey with my dad. He has guided me throughout and still does! He cooks the most amazing food and has a killer sense of Humour. Love you Dad and happy Fathers Day!”
MAHAKSHAY CHAKRABORTY: “The best memory I had with my dad was when I went to the United States with him for my acting course. My dad went the extra mile to take care of me and he used to pick me up and drop me to school everyday. Plus every night, my dad and me went to the gym to workout. And after that dad used to cook and I used too clean the dishes plus my dad was the best dad on campus as all my friends used to come to him for advice.”