Neliima Azeem Gives An Extra Badge To Her Sons, Shahid And Ishaan For Not Becoming 'Losers'

Neliima Azeen revealed the ups and downs her sons, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter had faced in their lives due to her failed marriages. Read on to know more!


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Neliima Azeem Gives An Extra Badge To Her Sons, Shahid And Ishaan For Not Becoming 'Losers'

Bollywood actors, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's mother and veteran actress, Neliima Azeem is known for her exceptional acting and classical dance performances. However, her personal life wasn't a bed of roses. She had married thrice but had parted ways with them and now she is living a happy life with her sons, daughter-in-law and grandkids. For the unversed, Shahid is her first kid with her ex-husband, Pankaj Kapur and Ishaan is her younger son from her second husband, Rajesh Khattar.

After parting ways with Pankaj Kapur and Rajesh Khattar, the actress, Neliima single-handedly raised her sons, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. She had faced many difficulties while raising Shahid and Ishaan in a world that isn't fair for single mothers. However, both her kids are now established actors and share a warm bond with their mother.

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In an interview with India Today, Neliima Azeem opened up about the difficulties she had faced while raising her kids single-handedly. She pointed towards her failed marriages with Pankaj Kapoor and Rajesh Khattar which had also affected her son, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's lives. Mentioning that now she feels proud after looking at her kids and said:

“I would say very proudly that both my sons did face a lot of challenges because, unfortunately, both my marriages failed. And there were reasons and I don't need to get into that. It's a thing of the past and it's all very good now. So, they [Shahid and Ishaan] did go through those ups and downs and I would say breakdowns also. And then I also took charge.”


Neliima in the same conversation, mentioned that when her kids, Shahid and Ishaan were small, she was extremely busy with her work. And since she was the only earning person in the family she couldn't even leave her job and take care of her kids. And revealing that this was the time when her sons had gone through a rough patch, she mentioned:

“So I was earning mostly. There was a time when I was extremely busy with (work). I had to go to the sets and do long hours because I was running the show and I was the bread earner. There were ups and downs. My children shone through it all."

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Neliima concluded by mentioning everything that Shahid and Ishaan have gone through and that, now they are wonderful actors, make her proud. She added that her boys could have also become 'losers' at a tender age because of the problems they were going through. However, she feels lucky that they have chosen the good path and are good human beings. She explained:

"For that, I give them an extra badge, because they could have gone the other way also, they could have been losers also because of it. They could have had hundreds of problems that would have taken them down the path of not achieving anything. More than anything, they have achieved in their own profession. They have grown to be wonderful people. They are good human beings."

shahid and ishaan

Neliima's bond with her bahu, Mira Rajput Kapoor is also unbreakable, and they are often spotted together. On April 20, 2022, Ishaan Khatter had taken to his IG story and had shared a beautiful picture of his bhabhi and mom. In the picture, the duo had twinned in white ensembles and had set pure mother-and-daughter-in-law goals. They had shared a side hug as they smiled for the camera. Sharing the picture, atop it, Ishaan had penned:


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Well, we are also proud of Neliima Azeem's sons, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. What about you? Let us know. 

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