Saif Ali Khan, who is a father to two kids Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan from his first marriage opens about parents should not enforce their dreams on their children, IndianExpress reported.
In an interview with a daily, Saif spoke about how parents should stop enforcing their wills on their children. He also had an advice for his kids.
Currently, Saif is ‘happy’ with his daughter Sara pursuing her career into Bollywood.
“I remember when I went for Sara’s graduation to Columbia University in New York, USA. They were like, ‘My daughter or son should do this and that.’ Parents can be pushy – they can want to live their dreams – after their own failures – through their children. That’s dangerous, I don’t like it. My father never pressured me to play cricket,” he said.
Saif added that he feels the same for his son. “As long as he (Ibrahim) is happy, he can do whatever he wants. It’s good to have a job and have something to talk about in your life. You can become a teacher also,” he said.
“Sometimes we don’t have that quality (life) in Mumbai. I love the city but we pay a price (to stay here) too. Maybe, you can get a teaching job in Derhadun, which could be cleaner and nicer.
So you can live however you want to but please think about it and decide. That’s my advice to my kids. You can’t blame anybody later. You should know what you want. Try and figure that out, and then stick to it,” said Saif, before signing off.