The ‘Pavitra Rishta 2’ actor said “I will be the one to remind people not to be too loud or don’t do this. My friends tease me. I was excited to know (about the pregnancy) as I have always loved kids. I have three nieces and one nephew and I have taken care of them for months, some from the day they were born. It is just so amazing. I can be myself when I am around kids. I don’t know why but many guys don’t feel or express these feelings.”
Talking to HT he said, “Childbirth is the biggest miracle on earth. It is the most beautiful process. When you feel the kick, it is just so wonderful. Women are looked after during pregnancies, and rightly so as they go through so much, but the men, too, should get some attention as a father goes through a lot emotionally as well. In India, men are supposed to be strong, not supposed to share or have emotions. I am not that kind of person and express myself.”
In response to a question posed to him during a modelling pageant, Sheikh recalls, “I was asked, ‘what would you do if you wake up as a woman one day?’. I replied, ‘I would love to be pregnant’. That answer came spontaneously without hesitation! Man’s biggest limitation is that he can never give birth to a child. It is a superpower that only women have. Women are stronger than men to deal with childbirth physically and emotionally.”
In the last several months, the actor was busy filming two projects, ‘Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi 2’ and ‘Pavitra Rishta’, and was unable to spend as much time with his wife as he had intended. Shaheer now intends to take some paternity leave to be with his child and mum.