The bestest (real and make-believe) dads

Updated: June 19, 2011 10:19 IST

Today (June 19) is Father's Day and we have put together a very unique slide show – a tribute to dads across the world.
We begin with make-belief dads – the results of a survey conducted just before Father's Day shows just who we can't wait to see as dads – a tad surprising since neither are anywhere close to being hitched!
Then, we revisit some of the endearing fathers in showbiz in India and we end all the way in Hollywood, with the results of another survey- this one on most stylish Hollywood dads. Insanely gorgeous Brad Pitt ranks at 10 and that's just one of the surprises!
To all fathers out there – Happy Father's Day.

The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Today (June 19) is Father's Day and we have put together a very unique slideshow – a tribute to dads across the world.
We begin with make-belief dads – the results of a survey conducted just before Father's Day shows just who we can't wait to see as dads – a tad surprising since neither are anywhere close to being hitched!
Then, we revisit some of the endearing fathers in showbiz in India and we end all the way in Hollywood, with the results of another survey- this one on most stylish Hollywood dads. Insanely gorgeous Brad Pitt ranks at 10 and that's just one of the surprises!
To all fathers out there – Happy Father's Day.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
In a survey conducted just ahead of Father's Day, India has voted for Salman Khan as ‘The Most Ideal Celebrity Father Figure'. So what if he is also Bollywood's longest-standing bachelor? A blend of Salman Khan's Dabangg image and his generosity make him the perfect figure. Salman topped the survey, bagging 39.9 per cent of the votes.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Among the runners up in the survey, is another long-standing bachelor – Gandhi scion Rahul. Rahul Gandhi secured 31 per cent votes.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Other celebrity contenders such as the young and dashing Ranbir Kapoor, Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, secured few votes. Many would rather see them as desirable bachelors for a few years more.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Bollywood's badshah takes time out for his two children - Aryan (14) and Suhana (11) – taking them to cricket matches and Taekwondo classes. He even tweets about teaching them!
King Khan took to Twitter and posted: Father's day...and I am all alone...not that I would have done anything special except look at their innocent eyes. Love u Aryan & Suhana.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
He may be the tough-guy on screen, but Ajay Devgn is a softie with his children, Nysa (8) and 9 month old son Yug.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda often refer to daddy Big B as their confidant. With mommy Jaya 'laying down the law', that's no surprise.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Well there is not much Rajini-can't do, and the superstar is quite the super-dad too. His daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya are always by his side. This Father's Day shouldn't be too different, especially now that Rajinikanth is out of the hospital and convalescing.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Anil Kapoor has been the doting father in real life, supporting daughters Sonam and Rhea. Aisha, the 2010 rom-com, was produced by Rhea and financed by Anil Kapoor, starring Sonam as the lead female actor. Son Harshvardhan looks set to carry on the Kapoor tradition and connect to Bollywood in his own way.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Even as Saif Ali Khan juggles career and ladylove Kareena Kapoor, quality time with son Ibrahim and daughter Sara, is reportedly high on Saif's agenda.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Reformed actor Sanjay Dutt is now proud father to twins Shahraan and Iqra.
Earlier this year, Sanjay Dutt had tweeted: Can't take my eyes off my little angels..my little princess is the love of my life..my son my rock star. Just can't thank enough to god.
The actor also has a daughter Trishala from an earlier marriage to the late Richa Sharma.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Rishi Kapoor is father to actor-son Ranbir and socialite daughter Riddima Kapoor Sahni. Though comparisons with his father are inevitable, Ranbir Kapoor says he can never match his father's charisma on screen.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Rakesh Roshan is father to Hrithik and Sunaina. While father and son have collaborated successfully in front of the camera, behind it, there are rumours of all not being well between them. Apparently Hrithik's ‘closeness' to a certain Ms Mori was part of the reason, but since she is no longer in the picture, we hope the Roshans have resolved their differences.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Shatrughan Sinha's Khamosh! would silence one and all, but there are some exceptions - the Shotgun Jrs - Sonakshi and her twin brothers Luv, Kush.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Apne was a superhit family drama with all-encompassing emotions, comedy and action. But none of that would be possible if Dharmendra hadn't been acting with his apne - sons Sunny and Bobby. Their bond shines through on screen.
Dharam is large-hearted and warm-hearted with daughters Esha and Ahana, as per their own admission. Speaking of her father, Esha Deol has often said he is very protective towards them. Esha Deol will soon be sharing space on screen with her dad in Tell Me O Kkhuda. The film is due to release next month.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Neil Nitin Mukesh posted a picture with his father Nitin Mukesh as they went for a "Daddys day out!" and a south Indian lunch.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Shriya Saran felt all the love for Papa Pushpendra Saran, and posted this fond memory on Twitter.
"Papa me n ma .... Good times."
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
On the other side of the world, Orlando Bloom has been voted the most stylish dad in a new poll to mark Father's Day.
The British actor, who has a five-month-old son Flynn with model wife Miranda Kerr, took the lead with 71 per cent votes. We couldn't agree more - Bloom is quite the dishy dad.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
The British footballer and his wife Victoria, parents to Brooklyn (12), Romeo (9) and Cruz (6), are now expecting a girl. With the number of covers and centerfolds dedicated to David Beckham, along with hot brand endorsements, there is no questioning his rank on any style list.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Father to a Junior Savva Andreas (6) and daughter Princess Tiaamii (4), Peter Andre ranked third in the most stylish dad list.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Jude Law has three sons with actress Sadie Frost, Rafferty (14), Iris (11) and son Rudy (9), and a 2 year old daughter Sophia, with model Samantha Burke.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
With his washboard abs, Matthew McConaughey definitely tops the Sexiest Dads list. Father to Levi(3) and daughter Vida (1), Matt sure cleans up well for the red carpet.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Tall, good looking and stylish, Hugh Jackman has it all. The cherry on the cake, his two adopted children - Oscar (11) and Ava (6) - with his wife of 14 years, Deborra-Lee Furness.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Will Smith is daddy-do-right for kids Jaden and Willow. He has another son Trey, with his first wife Sheree Zampino.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
Though Johnny Depp stayed away from marriage, his commitment to partner Vanessa Paradis showed through with their two children Lily-Rose (12) and John aka Jack (9).
Far from his aloof character of Captian Jack Sparrow, Depp said in an interview, "You can't plan the kind of deep love that results in children."
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
The Daredevil, Ben Affleck has two daughters Violet Anne (6) and Seraphina (2) with Jennifer Garner.
The bestest (real and make-believe) dads
At 47, insanely gorgeous actor and father to 6 children with partner Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt ranks number 10 on the list. The actor has said becoming a parent is the best thing he ever did. Just for that, Brad Pitt wins our vote.

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