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I might spoil my child but would never force my thoughts or views on her: Shaheer Sheikh On Embracing Fatherhood


Shaheer Sheikh and his wife Ruchikaa Kapoor welcomed their first child. The couple recently became parents to a baby girl. In a recent interview Shaheer said that it was his dream to be a dad. Now, when it has been fulfilled, he could not have asked for more. The Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi actor who is enjoying this new phase and talked about embracing fatherhood for the first time.

Revealing that he always wanted a girl when asked what kind of a dad he would be, Sheikh said he might spoil his child. But he would never force his thoughts or views on his baby.

Shaheer Sheikh and Ruchikaa Kapoor's baby shower celebration was simple and  beautiful; see pictures... - DesiMartini

Shaheer expressed his love for kids as he said “I can be myself when I am around kids. I don’t know why but many guys don’t feel or express these feelings. Childbirth is the biggest miracle on earth. It is the most beautiful process. When you feel the kick, it is just so wonderful. Women are looked after during pregnancies, and rightly so as they go through so much, but the men, too, should get some attention as a father goes through a lot emotionally as well. In India, men are supposed to be strong, not supposed to share or have emotions. I am not that kind of person to express myself.”

Shaheer Sheikh also shared a funny anecdote from his modelling days. The actor remembered that back then when he was asked ‘what would he do if he woke up as a woman one day’, he would reply, ‘I would love to be pregnant’.

“Man’s biggest limitation is that he can never give birth to a child. It is a superpower that only women have. Women are stronger than men to deal with childbirth physically and emotionally,” Shaheer concluded.