In our society, being a step father or step mother is not considered a cordial relationship as there is a stigma attached to it. But, there are some celebrities who have shared an exceptional bond with their step-fathers.
So, let's know who these celebs are:
Anupam Kher - Sikandar Kher
Sikandar Kher is Kirron Kher’s son from ex-husband Gautam Berry. The actress separated from her husband and later she got married to Anupam Kher and Sikandar stayed with his mom and his step father. Both father and son share a beautiful relationship with each other.
Once Sikandar said: “To me Gautam Papa and Anupam Papa are equally important. I don't want to call one my biological dad and the other my adopted dad. That does injustice to both.”
While Anupam said, “It’s a great relationship with Sikandar as I shared with SRK in DDLJ. He is a grown up guy now. I don’t believe in imposing on children, be it anybody. Children these days are smarter than we are. I am friendly with him and share a lot with him. Touchwood...it’s a greatest relationship a father and son can share.”
On the actor's birthday, Sikandar wrote: “Happy birthday to man who makes a billion laugh, inside and out.. Goes hard on a few but is actually a big ol’ softee inside.. Here’s wishing you good health and peace of mind always Dad and most of all gratitude for everything you’ve done for me.. I love you bro .. oh and Hey Mom whatchudoin’ there? #Laughter #Smiles #LoonBalls #Birthday #Peace #Love
Anil Kumble – Aaruni
Anil Kumble married Chetana Ramatheertha and adopted her daughter Aaruni who is from her first marriage with Kumar Jahgirdar.
While battling for custody, Anil Kumble had promised the court to get full custody of Aaruni: “Extend the same love to the child and cooperation to the natural parents as he has been doing throughout in the past so that the child gets the best of care, affection and education for her proper upbringing.”
Shikhar Dhawan - Rhea and Aliyah
Dhawan married the Anglo-Indian beauty Ayesha and has been blessed with two daughters Rhea and Aliyah. In an interview, he had said, “It wasn't difficult at all. Joh cheez kudrat se hoti hai woh ekdum aapki zindagi mein dhal jaati hain. Meri kismet mein thimeri do beti yaan, toh woh ekdum se meri zindagi mein aa gayi. It just clicked. Today, the way they love me, I feel so fortunate.”
Rajesh Khattar – Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor shares a warm relationship with his step father Rajesh Khattar, who is the father of Ishaan Khattar. Though Rajesh and Shahid don’t talk about each other much, but in an interview, Rajesh defined his bond with Shahid: “of love and affection.”