Hrithik Roshan has never been happier ...

By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service

imageMumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob

Hrithik Roshan, who is blessed with a boy, was hoping for a daughter

but says he is more than happy with a son.

"But now I am equally happy with a son. I guess fatherhood is fun,"

Hrithik told IANS.

"I can proudly say I have at last created something that's

absolutely perfect," the perfectionist in Hrithik has never felt more


His son, who was born Tuesday, has been named Rayhaan. "We were

toying with another spelling for the name. But we all decided that this

was the best spelling for the little one. His friends in school can

call him Ray, if they want," papa already has plans for junior.

He returned from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from the shooting of

"Dhoom 2" just four days before the birth of his son.

"Just in time! Four days before Suzanne had our baby. And though we

shot a really cool song in that exotic location in Rio, my heart was

completely back home.

"I can't tell you how it felt to be there in Rio knowing it

(parenthood) can happen any time. It was like being all packed and

ready for a holiday to paradise. But this was one journey - fatherhood

- from which I was not going to come back.

"So I was torn between these two extreme emotions of extreme joy and

utter apprehension...I tell you," said Hrithik.

"The journey into fatherhood is the biggest bliss a man can

experience. I started feeling the change within me nine months ago. And

now I feel that journey has finally culminated. I have never felt

happier. This is the most perfect experience of my life."

And whom does Rayhaan look like?

"Well, right now it's hard to say. But everyone thinks he looks like

his mom. And Suzanne is far better looking than me. So I guess he's

going to be one helluva looker."

Hrithik is currently on paternity leave.

"Apart from some post-production work for 'Krissh' and that stint in

Rio for 'Dhoom 2', I have been pretty much with Suzanne waiting for the

baby's arrival. Now that it has happened, I feel a strange sense of

peace within myself. It's as if there's suddenly more of Suzanne to


"The baby is an extension of her, and I just feel as though my world

has become more spacious, happier."