Did you know that Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan and her elder sister Karisma Kapoor were brought up ‘single-handedly’ by their mother, Babita?
In a 2007 interview with Mumbai Mirror, the Tashan starlet had said that she and Karisma did not see their father Randhir Kapoor very often while growing up. And aside from being absent from their everyday lives, he did not financially support them either.
Randhir tied the knot with Babita on November 6, 1971, after the release of his debut film Kal Aaj Aur Kal. In 1988, he reportedly moved out of their home to live with his parents. Although the duo never officially got divorced, they have lived separately for most of their lives.
While speaking about their financial conditions before Karisma became a star, Kareena had said, “Mum was always doing something… she single-handedly brought us up. She has a real estate business, apart from other small businesses. It was tough, though my father is also an important factor in my life.”
Upon being asked if trio received any financial support from the Kapoor family, Kareena had said, “We were left alone to fend for ourselves. But now we see more of our father, though we did not see him often in our initial years. We are a family now.”
Randhir and Babita often see each for family events now and their friendship and willingness to be the best parents to their two daughters have endured. In 2017, the Hindustan Times quotes Randhir as saying, “She [Babita] is a crucial part of my life. She has given me two lovely kids. We are all grown up people and we preferred to stay separately but we are not enemies.”
Kareena, on the other hand, is happily married to Saif Ali Khan and the couple is now parents to two children together. On the work front, she will be seen reuniting with her 3 idiots and Talaash co-star Aamir Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha. The film is an official Hindi adaptation of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump. The original starred Tom Hanks in the lead role.Apart from this, Kareena will also be featuring in Karan Johar’s magnum opus Takht.
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