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If there was a mantra for a happy relationship then everyone would have a successful marriage. Maintaining a cordial relationship seems to be a difficult task sometimes, especially in this digital world. The concept of equality in a relationship is very important as both the man and woman work equally hard to run their family. And to maintain a healthy relationship, it is important for both the partners to never take each other for granted and share their responsibilities equally. And the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali khan and his Begum, Kareena Kapoor Khan are the perfect examples of the same. (Also Read: Sharmila Tagore Had Given A Special Condition To Marry Late Cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi)
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan had fallen in love on the sets of their film, Tashan and the lovely couple had started dating in 2007. Breaking all the stereotypes of age, religion and what not, Kareena and Saif had tied the knot on October 16, 2012, after dating each other for five years. Do you know, when Kareena Kapoor was planning to settle down with Saif, many people warned her against it as she was at the peak of her career. But the actress didn’t care about it as she was madly-in-love. In 2016, the lovely couple had welcomed their first child, Taimur Ali Khan and are expecting their second baby now.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are called the power-couple of Bollywood and are perfect example of relationship goals. In a throwback interview, when Saif had graced Kareena’s chat show, What Women Want, Saif was asked about his take on modern marriage, to which he had recalled an advice given to him by his co-star, Rani Mukerji when he was dating Kareena. Talking about the same, he had stated, “I remember what Rani told me once when we had just started dating, you and I. Because I've never, I don't think I had ever been out with a working actress before, in that sense. So she said, "Just behave like you are in a relationship with a man.”
He had explained what Rani meant and how important it is to treat each other equal in a relationship. He had said, “She meant that don't get into the gender of it. Treat it like equal, like you've got two heroes in the house. Two people working and then you will have no problems. And I think she is absolutely right." (Also Read: When Randhir Kapoor Had Confessed He Never Wanted His Daughter, Karisma Kapoor To Marry Sunjay Kapur)
In an interview with Humans of Bombay, Kareena had shared how love brewed between her and Saif. She had stated, "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!"
She had also revealed how Saif being ten years elder to her and having two children had never bothered her. In her words, “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. (Also Read: Baby Karisma Kapoor Feeds Her Little Sister, Kareena Kapoor In Their Rare Unseen Childhood Video)
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