The 10th Annual Jagran Film Festival just finished its super-successful run in the land of Bollywood cinema – Mumbai – and had some esteemed actors, directors and film personalities come out and share their knowledge, expertise and thoughts on everything to do with cinema. Shahid Kapoor who has been basking in the success of his latest outing, Kabir Singh, was at the Jagran Film Festival over the weekend. He was there to speak to the host and media person, Atika Farooqui, about his films, his fans and family.
While discussing his life growing up, Atika asked him about his relationship with mother, Neelima Azeem. Given the fact that he doesn’t talk a lot about his mother, it was so sweet to hear him share a little about their relationship. He said that his mother had him when she was 20, and by the time he was 10 years old, they were almost like friends.
My mother had me when she was 20. So, by the time I was 10, we were more like friends. We have seen many things together, and have had a very interesting life together. I used to stay with my nani and nana and mom was a classical Kathak dance and she used to travel and I used to go along with her. After a while, even I started contributing to the family. We have both equally been a part of Ishaan’s life growing up. She always wanted to be a film star, but for certain reasons, it didn’t happen. So, when I got into films, I could see those dreams in her eyes for me. It’s great how when you become a parent, you can live your dream through your children. She was unconditionally there for me, and she still is. Of course, there are times when we have had huge arguments, and haven’t spoken for months. But she’s just always there. There’s nothing more you can ask for, you know. That regardless of what happens in life, there will always be this one person who will always be there for you. For me, that is my mother, and there is nothing I can do to thank her enough.
Aww, how sweet is this? Certainly, there can be no one like our mothers! Shahid also spoke about how his wife, Mira Kapoor is, as a mother and that she makes sure to divide her time between both her kids and her own life, and does a great job at it.