By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
Being the elder most of the family, comes with a lot of expectations and responsibilities. While this is given, it is important to adhere to your family in times of need with whatever little contribution you can give to them, in return of the truckloads that they do for you. And things like these are no different when it comes to our favourite Bollywood celebrities. (Recommmended Read: Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput Kapoor Bought Their Rs 56 Crores Worth New Dream House In Worli)
Shahid Kapoor is a widely celebrated figure in Bollywood and now matching his steps, is his younger brother, Ishaan Khatter. Shahid’s mother, Neelima Azim is a single mother due to her three failed marriages in the past. In an interview with Pinkvilla, Neelima was all praises and gushed over how wonderfully, her two boys have grown up. She also expressed about the kind of stress she faced as a single mother and that Shahid, as a doting brother had supported his family and half-sibling, Ishaan in every way possible.
She shared, “My stress was over. I was a single mother and till today he is taking care of Ishaan and me in every way. He is like 'hats off'! Shahid has worked very hard and has had a very challenging journey and the thing about both my boys is that they are very good sons, very honest and clean and extremely vulnerable. Ishaan is more like joyous and has his own energy. All I can say is, both of them have been sparkling in their own times. Ishaan has been very fortunate that he started with Majid Majidi and then Dharma, with Shashank and Karan with him so, Mashallah, he had a quicker and faster journey and I suppose the younger ones do have it that way while the elder ones do create a little more hard work for themselves. That's the way it’s always been. But both of them are wonderful.”
The doting mommy also expressed her pride at the success of Shahid’s debut film, Ishq Vishk. She expressed, “Well, I think it is very simple. I came to Bombay and started working here, and received a lot of love and popularity myself. But Shahid took it to another level. He just took it to another level, his first film was a super duper hit, he became a youth icon. He has had a very interesting journey because he started working as a child, then he started taking Shiamak Davar classes and before that he did something in Delhi for a series where he played a 7-year-old child, who was separated from his mother”. (Do Read: Shahid Kapoor's Half-Brother Ishaan Khatter Talks About His Mom, Neelima Azeem's 3 Failed Marriages)
Further adding to it, “He [Shahid] was brilliant at that time, he was 7-year-old. The first time we saw him perform, the entire team was like 'yeh bacha nahi hai yaar'. Kya hai yeh! Kya karta hai yeh'. I saw Shahid growing as a dancer after that and he became an impeccable performer. After that, he just changed our lives. He took our lives forward in Bombay. We started living better, we had all the luxuries and comfort."
Neelima also revealed that Shahid has been Ishaan’s guru. She stated, “In Ishaan’s case, his guru has always been his brother and it is very kind of him to always give me the honour and that standing in his life. I have watched both the brothers very closely and it is amazing how Sasha has guided him in life. He has played more than an elder brother’s role because I was a single mother, there was no father as such living with us. So, Ishaan is mostly being guided, groomed and trained by his brother.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor's Biological Mom, Neelima Azeem On Her Happiness Being A Grandmother Again)
By the way folks, do you know who loved Dhadak apart from you all? Ishaan’s beautiful bhabhi, Mira Rajput Kapoor! Mommy Neelima’s words further added an extra oomph of love for the two Kapoor brothers. Do you feel the same as well? Drop a comment for us below.