Posted Sun, June 17, 2012 10:00am IST

Ideal Bollywood fathers are few and far between, at least on screen

Bollywood writers love their mothers, but they often forget their fathers. We have several examples of an ideal mother (Mother India, anyone?), but very few of an ideal father. We have seen strict ones, nasty ones, orthodox ones and dads more capable of shooting people than giving love. Wouldn’t it be great to see a nice guy for a change? But then again, what makes someone a ‘good dad’? Rajesh Mapuskar expressed his take on the matter in Ferrari Ki Sawaari. Other Bollywood filmmakers have their own ideas. This Father’s Day we take a look at some of the more interesting prerequisites for being a good father, filmi ishtyle: