“I cannot think of not living with my parents"
Abhishek Bachchan is a well-known actor in his own right but is more so known for being the son of veteran actors Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.
Abhishek recently appeared on a podcast in which he spoke about living with his parents.
Speaking to Raj Shamani, Abhishek highlighted that it was considered a common practice for adults to live with their parents.
He said: “I get it. Society, culture, values, everything changes and adapts.
“In today’s fast-paced life, if you’re living in a city like Mumbai, you have very little time for family.
“I cannot think of not living with my parents, especially at the age at which they are now. My father is 81, my mother is 75.”
Abhishek stated that both his parents are able to look after themselves but he still feels that children should be present for them.
He continued: “Both my parents are thankfully very active and independent.
“But still, they’ve taken care of you when you weren’t able to take care of yourself, so you need to be around for them as well.”
Abhishek spoke about living in a joint family system, which is still very popular in countries like Pakistan and India.
He revealed that there were occasions when parents and children did not see one another for so long because everyone was so busy in their lives, but parents still preferred for their children to live in the family home.
“I like that you have that one meal where everyone sits and talks.
“I’m so lucky that even at the age of 47, I get to enjoy both my parents.”
Speaking about his wife Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek said that she shared a beautiful relationship with their daughter Aaradhya.
He commented that although Aaradhya shared a friendly bond with himself, she always looked for her mother whenever something was the matter.
He also shed light on his childhood and said there were times he didn’t see his father for days on end due to his busy work schedule.
Abhishek Bachchan said: “When I was a child, my father unfortunately was hardly around because he was so busy working.
“There were weeks on end where we wouldn’t see him, but he was in the next room.
“He’d come back from shooting after we had gone to sleep, and he used to leave before we woke up.
“That’s how hard they used to work. And the person who never allowed me and my sister to feel that void was my mother, and that can only be done through love.”