Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia D’Souza were blessed with their second child two months ago, and actress-entrepreneur Tara Sharma invited them on as guests on on her show, ‘The Tara Sharma Show’. Genelia could not make it but Riteih is a guest on the episode on new parents which airs on Sunday Aug 28th at 11am on Star World.
The show’s creator, writer, co-producer and host, Tara, spoke of how it was great chatting to Riteish on the show and not many know the two had worked together in the movie Masti (2004) and Bardaasth and Tara did a special appearance with Riteish in Heyy Baby! The versatile actor spoke about being a hands-on father and bringing up his two cute little kids – Riaan and Raphyl and shared his experience of changing diapers and more.
Riteish says, “When you get into parenthood you just think that this is how fathers are supposed to be, but then you realise that the mother’s connection with the child is instant and they connect and for three months you’re wondering – how do I connect with this child?”
“I know it’s my child but there’s nothing happening and then suddenly one day it strikes you, there’s a point in time maybe three months, maybe six months, maybe seven depends on each one. The child will look at you and he’ll start owning you,” Riteish adds.
Tara informs, “Riteish is a super actor, colleague, a dear friend and wonderful loving father to his two sons. We loved having him as a guest on the show on the episode on the first few years after a baby is born. It was great to hear a father’s perspective too. Being a hands-on dad, he spoke of how he and Genelia bring up their kids and how they are loving parenthood. He spoke of the importance of spending time with family and how on the early months after a baby is born.
“It was touching and honest. We reminisced about how we all acted together in a few films way before any of us were married and how he in fact also came on Season 1 of the show! It was a fun honest chat and also he said some kind words on how my show has evolved. As our sons and his nephews are also friends we are in touch and it is wonderful to see the super dad he is,” Tara adds.