By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
We are all afraid of losing someone, getting our hearts broken and pouring our hearts and speak the unsaid things to the wrong person. You question if the butterflies in stomach are a real thing or not, uncertain if ‘someone, somewhere, is made for you’ holds true and clueless of how and why everyone says love is a beautiful feeling when everybody is breaking up. But as Shah Rukh Khan a.k.a., Dr Jehangir "Jug" Khan taught us that to find that ‘one chair’, one must definitely look into options. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Reacts To 'Mean, Nasty Gossip' Of Her Dating Hrithik Roshan In A Throwback Interview)
B-town boasts of examples where celebrities have been in an on-and-off relationships, leaving their partners for someone else, washing their dirty linen in public or just parting ways mutually. Speaking of Bollywood breakups reminds us to give you an interesting flashback about Kareena Kapoor Khan, which involves her once madly-in-love partner, Shahid Kapoor and her husband, Saif Ali Khan.
In 2016, when pregnant Kareena Kapoor Khan had appeared on Koffee With Karan, the host of the show, Karan Johar had asked her reaction if she was stuck in an elevator with her ex, Shahid Kapoor and husband, Saif Ali Khan. Calling it an ‘amazing’ scenario, Bebo had replied, “It would be amazing. They are doing an amazing film together (Rangoon) and get along really well. I’d be like, ‘Why wasn’t I the heroine in Rangoon?’”
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we spend most of our time scrolling through social media, getting updates on what the celebrities are up to in their quarantine and digging out some throwback videos or pictures. We stumbled upon a video from an award function, where Kareena Kapoor was bestowed with the Best Actor - Female Award for her performance in Omkara. To present her the award, Saif Ali Khan had announced the winner along with Rekha and Kareena, who was seated with her then-boyfriend, Shahid Kapoor had twinned with him. Before going on stage to receive the award, Kareena had hugged Shahid, her sister, Karisma Kapoor and had dedicated the award to the director of Omkara, Vishal Bhardwaj. Bebo had thanked Shahid in her acceptance speech, "I'd like to thank my mother, my sister, Shahid, all my friends for giving me this love and support that they always have." (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Was Kareena Kapoor's 12am Friend Whom She Could Call And Narrate A Bad Day [Throwback])
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor were always vocal about themselves being ‘more than just friends’ in interviews and chat sessions. While we do know that the duo had parted ways and are happily making the most of their respective lives, things weren’t the same always. Reports then had it that Kareena and Shahid had largely impacted each other’s lives. Bebo had taken to spirituality due to then-beau, Shahid and had also changed her eating habits by becoming a vegetarian. Shahid too, was reportedly seen in a more confident avatar around his then-ladylove, Kareena.
However, as per a Miss Malini report, it was Kareena Kapoor’s mother and sister, Babita and Karisma Kapoor, who were not very fond of Shahid Kapoor and Bebo’s camaraderie. Although Shahid belonged to a well-known filmy lineage, they had felt that their families do not match and go at par with each other. The report also had it that Kareena’s fondness towards Shahid was turning into an obsession as Bebo was then asking all of her directors to cast them together in films.
It was after Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor had worked on Fida, did bumps start to appear in her and Shahid Kapoor’s relationship and reasons such as distance, success and proximity (as cited to their co-stars), were some of the major reasons behind their separation. Soon after, Kareena started shooting for Tashan with her now hubby, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid started filming Kismat Konnection with Vidya Balan, thus adding sparks to their individual linkup rumours with their co-stars. As the shoots neared its end, Kareena and Shahid’s relationship died a slow death. Kareena’s mom and sister, Babita and Karisma too, had reportedly asked the star to focus on her career as they failed to see Shahid as a rising star. And the rest, as we say, is all history! (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Revealed He And Kareena Kapoor Dated Within A Week Of Meeting Each Other [Throwback])
While that was all in the past, and now, in a nutshell, Kareena Kapoor is now a ‘Khan’ post her nikaah with Saif Ali Khan and they’re living their ‘happily ever after’ with their son, Taimur Ali Khan. Shahid Kapoor too, had found his wife in Delhi-based, Mira Rajput. Shahid and Mira are blessed with two gorgeous children, Misha Kapoor and Zain Kapoor.