Actor Ranbir Kapoor has revealed how he handles children days after wife-actor Alia Bhatt said the couple will soon be welcoming their baby. In a new interview, Ranbir spoke about how his cousins Armaan Jain and Aadar Jain were like his ‘tail’ while growing up. He added that they “adored” him, so he was probably “good for them.” Ranbir spoke about his relationship with his cousin Samara, the daughter of his sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. However, Ranbir said he doesn’t want to be called an uncle and prefers to be called ‘RK’, the initials of his name. (Read also | When Ranbir Kapoor said he wanted kids in his twenties†
Armaan Jain and Aadar Jain are the children of Reema Kapoor and Manoj Jain. Reema is the sister of the late actor Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir’s father. Samara is the only child of Riddhima and her husband Bharat Sahni. Recently, Alia shared a post on Instagram in which she was lying on a hospital bed with Ranbir next to her. They both looked at the monitor next to them. Alia Bhatti The post’s caption, “Our baby…..coming soon.”
In an interview with Mashable India, Ranbir Kapoor was asked how good he is with children. He replied, “I’d like to believe I am. I don’t know if I’m good or not, but when my two younger cousins, brothers Armaan, Aadar, were born, while they were growing up, they were like my tail. True I went too, they followed me and they really worshiped me, so I think I was good for them.”
He also said: “I have a niece named Samara who is now 11, and she’s a little bit shy, she also lives in Delhi, but we were very close during her childhood. Now she’s in that awkward age where guys are a little bit. .. But I’d like to believe I’m close to kids I’m the cool uncle but I don’t like being called uncle I tell them ‘Call me RK’ because I don’t give uncle tag…there’s a a bit of distance so people think I’m cool. It’s helpful to RK and I don’t want people to think I’m old either. Call me RK.”
In another excerpt from the same interview, Ranbir was asked about having tattoos and he replied that he didn’t have one yet. He also said he could ink the number ‘8’ or ‘maybe my (tattoo) will be children’s names’.
Fans will see Ranbir next in his upcoming movie Shamshera, directed by Karan Malhotra. The film also features Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor. Shamshera, produced by Aditya Chopra, will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on July 22.
Ranbir has several films in the pipeline including Brahmastra by Ayan Mukerji, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy. The film will hit theaters on September 9, both in 2D and 3D. Ranbir also has Animal, starring Sandeep Reddy Vanga, and a self-titled film by Luv Ranjan in the pipeline.