Father’s Day Special : Celebrating the Unconditional Bond of B-Town’s Favourite Father & Daughter Duo: J.P. Dutta & Nidhi Dutta
Nothing matches the unconditional love between a father and daughter duo. While a father is always the superhero of her daughter, the daughter is forever a princess for her father; a pious and magical relationship that cannot be defined in words. With the Father’s Day around the corner, we speak to Bollywood’s one of the most celebrated father and daughter duo – JP Dutta and Nidhi Dutta who never shy away from expressing their affection for each other.
While JP Dutta has proven to be the beacon of light both professionally as well as personally for Nidhi, she has equally aced her role as a daughter who continues to bring a perpetual smile of pride and contentment on her father’s face.
JP talks about how he cherishes being a father and how a genuine smile on Nidhi’s face makes his day, no matter what!Read on to know more about this father and daughter duo’s heartwarming tale of love, compassion, and kindness. We are sure that it will leave you smiling. Happy Father’s Day!
I’ve been blessed.When I was a child, the teachers in school complained to my parents that your son is a daydreamer in class. Now I make those dreams and show the world. it’s what I’ve always wanted to do and goddess Saraswati held my hand so here I am.
Thank you for saying that but I have a long long way to go when your born to a legacy like mine with my Grandfather (O P Dutta) my Dad and of course my mom too (Bindiya Goswami) it’s a responsibility and a blessing but it also means I have to work that much harder to live up to the lineage and everyday I wake up and try to be worthy.
JP Dutta; You are renowned for directing many patriotic war films and films in the action genre such as Border, Refugee, LOC Kargil and “Umrao Jaan”. What has been your source of inspiration for all this while?
I’ve always made films that have been on subjects that have affected me personally I believe a filmmaker depicts his times and that’s what I’ve tried to do I’ve also had the honour of working so closely with our armed forces and having lost my brother I understand the pain of losing a loved one to the battlefront and so I connected and brought those stories to life.
For me it’s two things One is again the journey that my father has started to tell the stories of our soldiers… that’s something I am working on doing also… because there are so many more stories to tell… and it’s like a sense of responsibility that we must do it…
And secondly I want to make movies I would want to watch myself… that way I know I’m being true to what kind of cinema I would want to be a part of.
JP Dutta and Nidhi Dutta: Shed some light on the highs and lows of your professional trail. One professional learning that you would like to share with our readers.
JP: The highs and lows are a part and parcel of this industry but mainly it’s not about making a hit or a flop it’s about making a good film… and being true to what you set out to make. I’ve never been affected by success or failure.
Nidhi: We are currently working on 2 Armed forces based projects and then I have one film that will be announced shortly which will go on floors at the end of this year and of course “Ghudchadi” is nearly ready which is directed by my husband and will release at the end of the year.
Seeing my daughters smile.Nidhi Dutta: On the other hand, what is the best part about being JP Dutta’s daughter?
Oh God !!! where do I begin my father recently got bestowed with the honour of being the only civilian to have received the Marigold badge (symbol of the fallen soldier of the Indian Armed Forces) and as I was sitting there I just kept thinking Me and my sister were the only people in the Country that can our father is up there receiving this great honour. It’s so humbling being born to a man who not only is an absolute institution in himself in filmmaking but he’s made sure his journey has counted for a meaning to bring forth so many stories of our Soldiers and make such meaningful cinema. There is definitely someone up there who must be very happy with me that he chose to send me as my fathers daughter.
Nidhi Dutta – Are there any things you wish your father would have done differently?
I wish he hadn’t been so selfless…. From the day I was born I think he’s never thought for himself… never wanted anything only done things me or my sister or my mom wanted, I love that about him but still wish he did something for himself once in a while.
JP Dutta – What is your secret to raising a humble and successful daughter like Nidhi?
My Karma I think Has been clear.. and tried all my life to be a good human being and that’s why I think I’ve been blessed to have a daughter like Nidhi.
Nidhi Dutta – How would you describe your father during your upbringing? / What makes your father a great dad?
JP Dutta and Nidhi Dutta – Share with us some of your fondest childhood memories as a father/daughter?
Ans:- A father is always the head of the family but don’t forget he still needs to be treated like a baby once in a while… spoil him, love him, respect him and learn everything you possibly can from him because Dads always knows the best.
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