Many Bollywood star kids have successfully followed the footsteps of their fathers and carried the legacy forward. This Father’s Day, we shift the spotlight from the tinsel town’s reigning heart throbs to their celebrity dads, who proudly flaunt their children’s success around.
- Rishi Kapoor – Ranbir Kapoor
No prizes for guessing whom the dashing Ranbir Kapoor takes after! What Rishi Kapoor was in the yesteryears is his son in the current times. Ranbir’s debut movie Saawariyan may have crumbled at the box office, but the towel clad boy emerged victorious and has never looked back since then. Rishi Kapoor has every reason to be a proud father!
- Rakesh Roshan – Hrithik Roshan
Rakesh Roshan left no stone unturned to make his son’s launch a humungous success. The father – son duo continues giving several hits under their home production. Hrithik’s Greek God looks coupled with superb acting and proficient dancing has bagged him big banner films and also left millions of girls wooing at his feet.
- Javed Akhtar – Farhan Akhtar / Zoya Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar never ceases to amaze me! Boy, is there anything this actor-director-producer-singer-lyricist-television host doesn’t do and can’t do? His sister Zoya Akhtar too has two contemporary film hits – Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Mile Dobara to her name. Born to the legendary Urdu and Hindi poet-song writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, it comes as no surprise where the siblings have inherited their talents from. Javed Sahab, I am sure you are one proud dad!
- Salim Khan – Salman Khan
The celebrated scriptwriter Salim Khan would have never thought that all his sons would create ripples in the industry. Though the good looking Salman Khan is the most successful of all his sons, Dabangg Arbaaz Khan and Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya fame Sohail Khan have made a name for themselves too in the industry.
- Amitabh Bachchan – Abhishek Bachchan
Well, AB Jr. hasn’t been able to live up to the success ratio and popularity chart of his iconic father, but he hasn’t given up yet. From a lanky boy to an elegant actor, Abhishek has come a long way in his 15 year career.
- Pankaj Kapoor – Shahid Kapoor
When Shahid Kapoor made his debut with Ishq Vishk in the year 2003, he was touted as one of the freshest talents and most promising actors in the industry. Though luck hasn’t been on his side lately, Shahid has proved his acting and dancing forte through films like Jab We Met, Kaminey and R…Rajkumar. Take a bow, Mr Pankaj Kapoor!
- Randhir Kapoor – Kareena Kapoor/Karisma Kapoor
In case you thought this post was only about father-son duos, here is hors d’eouvre to the famous daddy’s famous girls. The Kapoor sisters have made a mark in the Hindi film fraternity with their stylish looks and superb acting. Randhir Kapoor is two times the proud dad!
- Jeetendra – Ekta Kapoor
Love or hate her, but you can’t ignore her. Ekta Kapoor initiated her career on the idiot box and went on to take the telly world by storm with her over dramatic saas-bahu serials. Producing movies was only a natural step further for her. While her brother Tushar Kapoor is still finding a niche of his own, Ekta has given many reasons to her actor father Jeetendra to appreciate her efforts.
- Shatrughan Sinha – Sonakshi Sinha
Who would have imagined that the ‘khamosh’ man’s fatso daughter would one day be one of the most sought after female celebrities? She rose to fame with her debut movie Dabangg and has quite a few 100 crores club films to her credit.
- Anil Kapoor – Sonam Kapoor
The style diva Sonam Kapoor may not have tasted a runaway success with her movies yet, but she has earned quite a name for herself for on the fashion circuit. Wonder if we would ever get the ever young father Anil Kapoor and his fashionista daughter sharing the same space on the silver screen?
We had a tough time not including the newest celebrity father-child jodis such as Mahesh –Alia Bhatt, Shakti – Shraddha Kapoor, David – Varun Dhawan and Boney – Arjun Kapoor in our list. Perhaps, next year?