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Birthdays are the occasions when we get to express our love and admiration for the people who are close to us and matter the most in our lives. Be it a simple one-liner birthday wish or a grand birthday party, both speak volumes of the love we endure in our heart for our loved ones. And especially if it's our mother's birthday, the occasion calls for a little extra shower of love! (Recommended Read: Krushna Abhishek Doesn't Want To See Kashmera Shah On Her Birthday, Asks Her To Stay In 'BB' House)
Bollywood superstar, Shahid Kapoor's mother, Neliima Azeem is celebrating her birthday today, and the doting son has wished her in the most adorable manner. Scroll down to check it out!
On December 2, 2020, Shahid Kapoor took to his IG handle and wished his mom, Neliima Azeem on her birthday with a beautiful picture. In the picture, Neliima ji can be sitting on a boat with a beautiful backdrop of a river as she smiles while looking up at the sky. In the caption, wishing his mom on her birthday, Shahid wrote, "Mom..... I love you ..... happy happy birthday."
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Neliima Azeem had talked about how her separation with her first husband and Shahid's father, Pankaj Kapur had affected the actor. She had said, "I would like to say that I didn't decide to separate. It's a fact. He moved on and it was a difficult thing for me to stomach but he also had his reasons. We had been friends for a long time. I think I was 15 years old when I became friends with him. He had very good reasons and I understood it. When there's a break-up, which is called divorce, it is painful for both. There was a lot of friendship and attachment but there was heartbreak. It's alright. He's very well settled with his family today and I wish him well."
She had further added how her son, Shahid was a pillar of support for her during those difficult times and had said, "After that, I had my own journey which was all about picking myself up and I had my friends and family to support. I had my cousins and my guru Pt. Birju Maharaj. But most of all, I had Shahid. He gave me an insurmountable belief in life. I was young so I was able to do it again. It took time though, it took me about a couple of years, but then I was fine." (Also Read: Gauahar Khan Clarifies '12' Year Age Difference Between Her And Fiance Zaid, Reveals If It's Barrier)
In the same interview, Neliima shared how Shahid had wanted a sibling and had literally forced her to have another baby. Neliima ji had shared, "It was Shahid who wanted me to have a child again. He was 14 and we (she and Rajesh Khatter) were well settled with our lives. I was happily working and the thought of having a baby again never crossed my mind. But Shahid specifically wanted a brother. I have my own brother so I knew what he meant. You can get married and have partners but your brother is the only one with your DNA after your parents aren't there with you. So I remember I wanted a girl and I couldn't have promised Shahid a brother. But my doctor, after Ishaan was born, didn't congratulate us first. She said, "Congratulations to Shahid. He's got his baby brother.""
She had further recalled how Shahid had done a full mad dance after the birth of Ishaan, "After Ishaan was born, Shahid came to Yari Road where we used to stay, and went to the next gully where he played with his friends and did a full mad dance. He was so happy." (Don't Miss: Bigg Boss 14: Rahul Vaidya's Mom Reveals She Was 'Shocked' To See Her Son Proposing Disha Parmar)
Happiest birthday, Neliima ji!