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How to be a good father: SRK

June 18, 2010 18:34 IST

King Khan weighs in on what it means to be a great dad.

Since he is the face of Pepsodent toothpaste's 'Pappu and Papa' ad campaign, Shah Rukh Khan decided to give us his take on Father's Day in his own inimitable style:

Someone said 'Any man can be a father but it takes time to be a dad'... and that someone was just right!

Who is Dad? He's the mess-maker, rule-breaker, risk-taker and the opposite of Mom, who is usually seen as the creator and nurturer. But for all their mischief, dads are doing something quite right! I am happy to know that most of you have joined me in the 'Pappu and Papa' campaign and have made a move towards being the family man and spending quality time with your kids.

Father's Day is our day, to celebrate 'being dad'. This day gives us the opportunity to show and express our love and care. It's an appropriate platform to look at our children and credit them for bringing joy and happiness. After all, a child gives birth to a father as well. But even though it's celebrated once a year, it's the ever-after effect of being a father that will keep us connected.

A father's role means different things to different people, so I cannot do justice by trying to define it. But in the traditional way, we hold the role of being the head of the family, protector and role models to our children. We are definitely the more unpredictable lot with our kids. At times we may have rocked our kids more than their moms have and rolled on the floor foolishly to play. So moms and dads are indeed different. And we know we cannot be like the mothers, but we do know that we can make all the difference by being right there.

I understand it's not easy but I appreciate the effort that's being put in by all fathers, as more and more fathers are becoming aware and taking their role and responsibility seriously and turning into great dads. For this moment, I dedicate a song for our special day, Will Smith's Just the Two of Us, which celebrates fatherhood

And...dear dads, you can do more...Wish you a Happy Fathers Day!