"I am a middle-aged Mowgli. I love my kids, we do so much stuff together. We have just returned from a resort near Mumbai, where we took a three-day break. We did everything in the adventure park there, from horse-riding to mad rides."
For television actor Manav Gohil, his six-year-old daughter Zahra-Tabitha is the centre of his universe. After becoming a dad, he reveals, when he works with child actors, he takes their permission before picking them up for a scene.
"Sometimes, we eat at roadside joints (to keep them grounded), board a local train to rough it out (it brings in a sense of adventure), play cricket, jump into an auto-rickshaw instead of the car (to enforce value for money)."
Their seven-year-old, who is used to having his dad hovering around him for all his needs, has sometimes begun calling Raj "Mom" and Mandira "Papa"! A role reversal that leaves Raj feeling empowered and mom Mandira liberated.