All through the music launch of Love Breakups Zindagi, the film’s actor and producer Zayed Khan was at his baby son’s beck and call
The good-looking actor may still play the quintessential bachelor onscreen, but in real life Zayed Khan seems to be a perfect husband and father. And we found that out at the music launch of his first film as a producer – Love Breakups Zindagi. Everyone, from his partners Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha to the cast and music team of the film had arrived, except for Zayed. Z (pronounced ‘zee’), as he is lovingly called by his close friends and family, was running behind schedule. We had no idea why. But we do know that his wife Mallika is heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child, so we were ok with the delay. Fortunately, before the media could get out of control, Zayed walked in carrying his son Zidane. He placed the tot safely with his grandmom and immediately rushed to join the waiting cast and crew of LBZ. What followed was a series of monologues by the film’s actors and live performances by music duo Salim-Sulaiman, Sonu Nigaam, Shreya Ghoshal, Benny Dayal and others. And in no time at all the mood changed; everyone was in high spirits. But the Main Hoon Naa actor had eyes only for his son. Intermittently he would wave out to the child, who was seated far away in the corner. Once the gig was over Zidane was back in his daddy’s arms. The actor’s staffers tried to divert the little boy’s attention with food and drinks and toys, but it was of no help. So like a good father Zayed let his son follow him, almost everywhere. At one point the little boy even joined his dad for some Q & A. And we soon figured why! It all became clear when we overheard the actor-turned-producer say to friends, “He is my chela!” All we can say to that is that Zayed is one lucky dad!