Krushna Abhishek
Letty Mariam Abraham (MID-DAY; July 13, 2017)

Actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek and Kashmera Shah became proud parents to twin boys through surrogacy in May. Speaking to mid-day, the newly-turned father reveals that it was Salman Khan who nudged him towards starting a family. “Many people counselled me about having babies, one of them was Salman,” says the comedian, before adding, “Salman was one of the first stars I told about my twins. He was extremely happy for us.”

Abhishek describes fatherhood as “one of the best feelings in the world”. “When I first saw the twins, I didn’t know how to react. I was scared to pick them up.”

Ask him if fatherhood has changed him and he says, “I’ve become more responsible. I’ve never been an actor who relies on his producers. I’ve always been in such a position that I can walk off anytime. I never had the fear of a show not working or being ousted from it. But after having kids, I get that feeling. I’m no longer as carefree, there is a fear that keeps me in check.”

Has he decided on the names for the babies? “We thought one of the names could be Krishaan, but we’ve not finalised it yet.”