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There's nothing Bollywood buffs love more than interesting anecdotes. Who doesn't love a good old Bollywood throwback story, and especially when it is related to our favourite actor's childhood. The Kapoor family is the oldest in Bollywood, carrying on the acting legacy spanning over about six generations. There are numerous interesting childhood anecdotes of the members of the Kapoor clan. Today, we've brought to you a throwback story revolving around Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan's name.
Just imagine if we had known Kareena Kapor Khan by some other name! Because well, it could have been true as her grandfather, the legendary actor, Raj Kapoor had wanted to name her Siddhima, to rhyme with her cousin, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni (Ranbir Kapoor's sister), as per reports in SpotboyE. Scroll down to know more!
Late actor, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor's daughter, Riddhima and Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor's daughter, Kareena were born six days apart during the Ganpati Festival. Keeping this in mind, their grandfather, Raj Kapoor wanted to name his granddaughters, Riddhima and Siddhima. It was as per the names of Lord Ganesha's two wives as mentioned in mythological stories. Though Neetu Kapoor did name her daughter Riddhima, Babita Kapoor changed her mind. She was reportedly reading Leo Tolstoy's book Anna Karenina and hence the name Kareena.
Once in an interview, Kareena Kapoor Khan had talked about her nickname, Bebo. The actress had mentioned that it was just to rhyme with her elder sister, Karisma Kapoor's nickname, Lolo. She was quoted as saying, "My father and mother wanted some funny names for both of us, so its Lolo and Bebo and there's no real meaning. It kind of rhymes. Lolo means loli, in Sindhi they say meethi loli (Sindhi sweet roti), so hers came from there, mine just happened."
On the 96th birth anniversary of Raj Kapoor on December 14, 2020, his granddaughters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan had posted priceless throwback pictures of their dadaji. Karisma had posted a throwback picture with her dadaji, cuddled in his arms and captioned it as “So many learning’s from my Dadaji… remembering you on ur birthday… #grandpalove #legend.” Posting a picture of her parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita with late Raj Kapoor, Kareena had written, “There will never be another... Happy birthday Dadaji.” Riddhima Kapoor Sahni too, had posted a throwback picture on her IG stories and had written, "Miss you" atop it.
To wish her cousin, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni on her 40th birthday, on September 15, 2020, Kareena Kapor Khan had shared a monochrome picture. In the picture, we can see baby Riddhima and baby Kareena in the arms of Raj Kapoor sahab, while little Karisma had lovingly hugged her grandfather. Raj Kapoor sahab had given a smile to the camera while the star babies had thrown tantrums. Kareena had captioned it as "Sister sledge. Happy birthday beautiful Ridz @riddhimakapoorsahniofficial."
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