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Bollywood’s favourite fashionista and self-confessed gossipmonger, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s journey is nothing less than a hit blockbuster film. She has lived life on her own terms, turned her can'ts into can’s and her dreams into reality. She has banked millions of fans, thanks to her popular role as 'Poo' in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) that created a legacy of its own. However, it was just the start of Kareena’s glorious career and an extraordinary Begum-style-life with the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan. (Recommend Read: Taimur Ali Khan Has Picked Up New Words And This Is What He Tells His Mommy, Kareena Kapoor Khan)
Kareena exchanged the wedding vows with actor, Saif Ali Khan in the year 2012, and the entire world was mesmerised. She had revamped her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore’s wedding lehenga for her own wedding, and we got to see the other caring side of our Bebo. Later, the actress was blessed with God’s grace wrapped in a cute tiny face, who she lovingly named Taimur Ali Khan.
While her story is nothing less than a fairy tale, Kareena had her share of bumps in the road. Recently, she got in a candid conversation with the Humans of Bombay and she reminisced how she fell in love with acting seeing her big sister, Karisma Kapoor. She shared, “When I came back home from boarding school, Karisma had just started acting. I was in awe of her–I remember her in ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, being so passionate. She held herself with such pride through everything; watching her made me want to act too.” (Also Read: 'Bigg Boss 8' Contestant Renee Dhyani Talks About Her Post-Breakup Depression And Facial Paralysis)
Kareena also talked about how her didi Karisma taught her to be the heroine of Hindi cinema, and said, “So when my time came, she taught me to wade through this industry as a woman. It started out great–I did amazing films. But then for a year, I didn’t work. I felt like my career was over; I was told to ‘re-invent’, become size 0. Everyone goes through a lull in their career. But as an actor, it's worse–there are so many eyes on you!”
As they say, ‘You only take a step back to take a leap forward’, so was the case with our gorgeous Bebo! She further talked about how she met Saif in her lowest, “Somehow through my life, I’ve been blessed with people who have supported me thoroughly! So just when I thought I was falling, Saif caught me. I’d met him before, but while we were filming Tashan, something changed. I wore my heart on my sleeve! He was so charming; I fell for him hook, line & sinker. I remember while shooting in Ladakh & Jaisalmer, we’d go on long bike rides for some alone time. We’d enjoy the beauty, have great conversations & just bond!”
Even after 6 years of ‘happily-ever-after’, Kareena still gushes while talking about Saif. The actress revealed, “He’s 10 years older than me & has 2 kids. But for me, he was just Saif–he helped me heal & love myself. Maybe it was the fact that we’re so different–he’s more private & not ‘Bollywoodised’, but I imbibed that from him. I learnt to balance things & not let them get to me. We'd been dating for a while, when he said he’s not 25 & can't keep dropping me home every night. So he told my mom, ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with her. We want to live together.' My mom was cool with it. It’s so easy with him. Even when we decided to get married, it felt right.”
After finding her Mr Perfect in Saif, Kareena was blessed with a baby boy, Taimur. She talked about embracing the journey of motherhood, and stated, “A few years later, I was blessed with our son, Taimur. Motherhood is the greatest thing that's happened to me. Taimur is a part of me–I can’t go an hour without him. He’s always with me wherever I am. He makes me want to work harder every day.”
She concluded the conversation on the act of balancing her professional and personal life, and shared, “I’m at a stage in my life where I don’t have to choose between career & family. I’m doing both. I’m an actor but through all the ups & downs I’ve been a sister, a wife, a mom & none of these roles have deterred me. In fact, it’s put me on the right path. My dreams have gotten bigger–there’s much more to achieve. As an actor, and as a woman.” (Don't Miss: 'Bidaai' Fame Actress, Sara Khan Confirms Her 2019 Wedding To An Actor-Turned-Businessman)
We love Kareena and how she is juggling her life as an actor, wife, and a supermom with a big bright smile!
Ever heard girls around you saying, “Whenever I have a baby, he should look like Taimur Ali Khan?” And we totally love them for saying that because Taimur Ali Khan is such a gorgeous kid! From the first-ever close-up of a golden-haired Taimur that was shared about the little patootie,Read More