Actress Shilpa Shetty, who is judging a dance reality show, reveals that she does not allow her four-year-old son Viaan to watch TV on weekdays. “His watching TV is very restricted. ‘Super Dancer’ (a TV show) is the only thing that he watches because it is primarily for the kids, I allow him to watch it,” she told PTI today.
Viaan recently made a special appearance on the show “Super Dancer” where the other two judges are Geeta Kapoor and Anurag Basu besides Shilpa. “He is not allowed to watch TV on any other day but on Saturdays and Sundays. I think you have to be very careful with what you show your children and today’s children are growing so fast, and the exposure thanks to television and iPad (is huge), its just the world today,” the 41-year-old the actress said.
“I think nowadays the cartoons also are so aggressive, there is so much violence, fighting. I am not complaining, I am just saying that you have to be very conscious when you are parenting. It’s a conscious decision on our part, my husband and me to make sure that our children aren’t exposed too much. I want him (Viaan) to learn slowly and steadily rather than have everything together,” she added.
To a question whether her son is getting into celebrity space after his appearance on the dance show, Shilpa said, “I don’t know whether he is getting into a celebrity space, its too early.” “He just happens to come with me on the sets of ‘Super Dancer’. I don’t think it goes beyond that. I want him to be a child and celebrity status can wait,” she added.