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Years back, Chup Chup Ke Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor went Fida over each other and successfully managed to keep their relationship guarded from the media scrutiny. It was in 2002 when Shahid and Kareena had appeared on Koffee With Karan season 2 and had candidly spoken about their relationship for the first time. With a 10/10 score in the compatibility test on the show, Kareena and Shahid became an ideal couple for everyone until the day, their ‘happily ever after’ journey took a break. (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor Revealed How He Grew Apart From His Mom Neetu Singh Post Breakup With Deepika Padukone)
Sometime back, a throwback video had gone viral on social media which seems to be of an award function wherein Shahid Kapoor asks his then-muse, Kareena Kapoor, “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi?”, to which the latter happily agreed and had said, “Tujhse Shaadi Karungi…” To be more specific, Kareena was performing on-stage with Salman Khan and John Abraham and the duo could be seen wooing Bebo on the song, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. But then, Shahid entered and whisked his ladylove away! Ahh, nostalgia!!
When Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor’s dating rumours kept buzzing in the media, the latter was quite hesitant to give a name to her relationship with him. Kareena had said, "It is very early to put a name to our relationship. But I can say that my relationship with Shahid is a friendship that has a long way to go." Speaking about her special bonding with Shahid, Kareena had remarked, "If I am upset, I can call him at 12.30 am and say I have had a bad day, I had a bad scene. You know, things like that. I can talk to him because he is also an actor. He can identify with me."
Revealing why she likes meeting Shahid Kapoor and how his age works for her, Kareena Kapoor had stated, "Shahid is like a college-going young guy, unlike my other senior actors. I think his age worked for me -- he is 23 and unlike any other male friend whom I can talk to easily and freely. I like meeting him because I can be normal with him."
Soon Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor got quite comfortable talking about their love for each other in media. And this time, it was Shahid's turn to spill some beans on his relationship. In a throwback interview with Cosmopolitan, Kareena Kapoor (now Kapoor-Khan) had talked about her then-beau, Shahid Kapoor. When asked, “What is the most important thing you have ever done for Shahid Kapoor?”, Bebo had replied, “(laughs) Nothing. Our relationship is not like that, it's too early. It's too soon for the romance part to start. At the rate we're both shooting, there is no time to look deeply into each other's eyes and be lovestruck. We are more like friends (giggles) okay, a little more than friends...”
When probed how do they spend time with each other, Kareena Kapoor had stated, “We do the stuff any other young couple does, eating out, watching movies...I really enjoy watching movies. When we get a chance, we go to Fame Ad Labs to see films, we sneak in when it's dark, after the movie has started. It's lovely. It's so relaxing. That's what I enjoy most about being with Shahid. I get to be normal and do normal things.” Revealing her irrational fear, Bebo had shared, “Speed and heights. I never sat on Shahid's bike and now he's sold it. His mom made him give it up.” (Also Read: Were Karisma Kapoor And Babita The Main Reason Behind Kareena Kapoor And Shahid Kapoor's Breakup?)
Kareena Kapoor had also elaborated on what would she look for in a guy she wants to date, “Those elusive qualities that no man has—loyalty and fidelity. You can try and convince me otherwise, but it won't work. I know it, all men are like that. You just have to accept the fact. You’d be kidding yourself if you don't believe this. Looks are important, but he also has to have a good voice, nice eyes and a sensitive heart, of course. He should also be very romantic, because I'm a really romantic girl.”
With over 5 films in their kitty, when Shahid Kapoor was asked why his movies with Kareena Kapoor didn’t do well, in a throwback interview with the Bombay Times, he had said, "Kareena and I looked really bad together in our first couple of films. Jab We Met was just a really good film… the characters worked and people remember that. Besides Sonakshi, I like my pairing with Amrita (Rao), Priyanka (Chopra) and Kareena (Kapoor)." While the universe thought of them as the power pair on-screen and loved their chemistry, it seems, Shahid felt otherwise.
Speaking of whether he would be friends with his exes again and share a warm rapport with them, Shahid Kapoor had said, “It's difficult. It depends on a lot of things, on how you parted and the circumstances you are in now. It depends on the people who you are with now, whether they are comfortable with your being friends with someone you used to be with. It's difficult, but not impossible. Kudos to someone who can do that. But it's difficult and it would be easier to say yes, than to go ahead and do it."
Revealing the kind of boyfriend he was, Shahid Kapoor had once said in an interview with Cosmopolitan that he was very moody as sometimes he used to get all romantic and take then-girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor for long drives, and sometimes, he used to get quite sporty and take her for jet-skiing. Talking about how it was jab Shahid had met Kareena, he had continued, "We were dating within the first week of meeting each other...so you can say that, yes, we hit it off the moment we met!"
Elaborating on what kept their relationship going, Shahid Kapoor had said, "The fact that we have such different personalities. She is extremely outspoken and impulsive. I am the opposite. We fill in each other's empty spaces, balance out each other's strengths and weaknesses, and that's what keeps us together." Commenting on coping with breakups, Shahid had stated, "I would sit in a corner and listen to emotional and heartbroken music to escape the depression and also took the shoulders of friends and family members to be able to handle it." (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Said It Did Hurt Seeing His Ex Girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor Khan With Saif Ali Khan)
Now that Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are in their happy individual spaces, we can't be happier for them!
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