In a recent interview with ETimes, Shetty opened his heart out about having KL Rahul as his son-in-law. He said, “I am a proud father. Athiya is blessed. Ahan is blessed; he gets to learn from KL who is so calm and respectful.” Suneil laughed and said that it was a match manifested by him. He added, “I was aware that Athiya and KL were seeing each other. KL comes from a place which is 3 km from my hometown. Mangalorean boy. It’s a match made in heaven and perhaps manifested by Suniel Shetty.”
Shetty also opened up on Rahul as a cricketer. He revealed, “I am anxious whenever he is playing. It’s my child playing. I always wish well for him. Looking at his eyes, I have started empathising and appreciating every cricketer. When your child goes through a low, it shakes you up; he is the master of his profession but you are seeing it like a father. And then when he rises like a Phoenix.”
The proud father-in-law further said, “I am never bothered about the social media. But when your child goes through a high and a low, a father is always concerned. This happens until you get grandchildren, and then they become your centre of concern. He is as very honest boy. He is the backbone of the team, there’s a lot of thehrav in him. I wanted to be a cricketer. I know my cricket and can make out what a kid is made of. And he has a very calming influence on Athiya too. God bless them.”
Athiya and KL Rahul were dating for a while, before they decided to tie the knot. Suniel had said at the wedding that the couple might host a wedding reception in Mumbai but only after the IPL.
Watch Suniel’s heartfelt conversation with Etimes below: