Anil Kapoor loves the experience of being a grandfather, and in a recent chat with George Clooney, the 65-year-old actor explained that it took him a while to connect with his own kids, but he’s developing a bond a lot with his faster grandson.
During the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022, Clooney asked Kapoor about his experience of becoming a grandfather. Anil’s daughter, actor Sonam Kapoor, recently welcomed her firstborn Vayu. Anil shared with George, “To be honest, when I became a father, I couldn’t process it. It took me a while to become… to really process it.
Anil has been married to Sunita Kapoor for 38 years and they have three children – actors Sonam and Harsh Varrdhan and producer Rhea. The JugJugg actor Jeeyo said he recently met his grandson in Austria and they had a great time together.
“I’m still in the process…I was in Austria now and slowly started connecting with my grandson. His name is Vayu, it means wind. And I started connecting. I took him for a walk, (it was) sunny and he was looking at the sky and the sun, and trying to eat it. It was his first exposure to the universe, the planet and nature, and it was wonderful to see how he reacted to it. So I’m connecting slowly and steadily. I’m much faster (this time) than how I connected with my kids,” he said.
After the birth of his grandson, Anil quoted a line from his film Dil Dhadakne Do and said “I feel on top of the world”, in a conversation with The Times of India. “I am always there by his side. It’s great to see it every day,” he said.
Anil was recently seen in Dharma Productions’ JugJugg Jeeyo, starring Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani. His upcoming films include Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna, and Siddharth Anand’s Fighter, starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone.