Free Press Journal

Bollywood’s Appreciative wives!


They might appear to be a rather odd couple, but Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder have a strong foundation, besides three adorable tots. Recently, when Shirish’s short film KRITI received 10 million views – no mean achievement – the doting Farah was prompt to express her happiness and pride. While thanking God for the blessings the film has received, she also pointed out that when you are differerent, you are either blessed or cursed. An allusion to the fact that Shirish, despite known to be talented, hasn’t really been able to strike the pulse of the audience. If love is less about gazing moonstruck into each other’s eyes and more about sticking up for each other, what Farah and Shirish have is the real thing!

Moving on to another loyal wife who has caught our attention… it’s the gorgeous Celina Jaitly, who married her sweetheart Peter Haag in 2011 and is clearly more in love than ever after the birth of their twin sons a year later. Recently she shared a video of herself in a garden full of blooms, captioned, “Blessed to have a beautiful summer home in #Austria. Sneak peek into my Wild Rose garden gifted by @peterhaag ” Not long ago she had provided some quirky and cute descriptions of her husband, who she dubbed the ‘dad of Indo-Austrian, naughty, hyperactive, talkative and of course dramatic (thanks to mommy Bollywood-bloodline) twin boys’.

Going by his wife’s estimation, Peter is ever the adept daddy, able to change two loaded nappies while in his designer suit with the skill of a ninja! He also has put his fave multi-pocket cargoes to use for carrying diapers, has embraced wrestling instead of relaxing with the newspaper, is able to sleep soundly despite being surrounded in bed by myriad toys, carries umpteen toys every time they step out as a family. According to Celina, being a good father needs nothing but being there for your children, always letting them know that they are secure and loved, positive discipline and most of all a good sense of humour – all qualities that Peter has. Add to that his adventurous spirit which sees him quipping, “Experience wildlife… raise twins!!”