On the special occasion of Father’s Day, the talented young actor opened up about the things that he learnt from his father. Not only that but Vardhan also shared a few memories from his childhood when his father yelled from him, in an exclusive interview with ETimes. Excerpts…
What does Father’s Day mean to you?
Father’s Day is one more occasion to celebrate. Otherwise, for me, every day is Father’s and Mother’s Day!
Describe your relationship with your father.
It’s a loving relationship. Touchwood! We are good friends but a barrier of deep respect is maintained from both sides. Lines are never crossed. My father is my Life Coach. When in doubt, I reach out to him.
What’s the one time you have got yelled from him? Any incident or memory that you remember?
I remember this incident vividly. I was about 9 years old. I sat on my driver’s lap, took the steering wheel and went for a short drive. My dad was aghast when he saw us. The disciplinarian that he is, he lambasted both the driver and me.
A trait of your father that you would love to imbibe?
For my father, the glass is always half full. I would love to imbibe his positivity, optimistic nature and never say die attitude!
Who is your father stricter with? (if any sibling)
-Of course, my dad was always more strict with me. My sister got away with a lot! His justification was that he wants to make a fine young man of me.
Three things your father has taught you never to do.
He would often quote ‘IF’ a brilliant poem by Rudyard Kipling.
Dad always says that before I do anything, I should ask myself will it make my mother proud. Thus he says,
Never hurt anyone
Never cheat on anyone
and I keep this Mantra in my mind.
If you could change one thing about your father what would it be?
Dad is near perfect. I don’t think I’d like to change anything about him except that he is so disciplined at all times. I’d love to see him let his hair down sometimes.
Complete this sentence. My father is the best because..
My father is the best because he is the wind beneath my wings and lets me fly high in pursuit of my dreams. I am Blessed!