Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s mom Neelima Azeem recently opened up about her failed marriages and relationships.
Speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Neelima said that she took the failure of her first marriage to Pankaj hard, whereas, her second marriage to Rajesh could have been saved had there been more control.
“I sometimes even would like to say that maybe children who are watching us taking certain choices and then having those mighty falls might decide to be more stable than us. So I’d like to give that credit to the kids and not hog all the limelight and say ‘oh I was so wonderful that they learnt all the wonderful things they saw in me.’ They saw some flaws also and they said, ‘okay, this is not what I am going inculcate this’, because the DNA is the same, we are going to be very consciously keeping a part of us out. So, they must have even learnt from my pitfalls and my impulsive or wrong, silly choices or whatever you may say. In a complete sense, in a larger perspective, I have been there for them”, she said about her sons Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter.
She also said that both Shahid and Ishaan are “honest, brave and they don’t judge others.” During the interview, the actor also spoke about her bond with Shahid’s wife Mira Rajput. “I adore Mira. She is a friend and I look forward to spending time with her. We have each other’s back. I understand her because she is young and got kids at a very young age. She is extremely intelligent and individual yet so kind and giving. She is very understanding. She is somebody who doesn’t want to seek the limelight. She is not a brat. Very well brought up.”
Neelima married actor Pankaj Kapur at the age of 20 and welcomed her first son, Shahid with him. The actor separated and eventually married Rajesh Khattar, with whom she had Ishaan, but parted ways with him as well.