Shahid Kapoor today wished his mom Neelima Azeem on her birthday with a beautiful photo of her. In the photo, she is seen sitting on a boat seeing birds in their flight. Shahid Kapoor is Neelima Azeem’s elder son with actor Pankaj Kapur. Neelima’s younger son is Ishaan Khatter with former husband Rajesh Khattar.
HOW DID SHAHID KAPOOR WISH HIS MOM ON BIRTHDAY?
Shahid Kapoor shared a beautiful photo of Neelima Azeem to wish her a happy birthday. He wrote, “Mom….. I love you ….. happy happy birthday (sic).”
HOW DID NEELIMA AZEEM SUPPORT SHAHID DURING KABIR SINGH ROW?
Shahid shares a close bond with his mother Neelima Azeem. The mother-son duo has always had each other’s back. When Kabir Singh released in 2019, it received a lot of backlash from a section of the society terming it misogynistic. Neelima didn’t shy away from giving trolls a taste of their own medicine. Replying to one such troll, Neelima had written in a social media comment, “Friends what we need to understand is Kabir Singh is a film which is an A certificate film…All the great films down the ages be it scar face, a street car named desire or even god father or the recent a wolf on wall street would have to be scrapped ..great films with stupendous performances. Our adult audiences are intelligent enough to understand the difference between reel and real life…appreciate the film the narrative the music and the powerhouse performance…its rare to see so much a film gives you…love (sic).”
WHAT DID NEELIMA AZEEM SAY ABOUT BEING A SINGLE MOM?
When Shahid Kapoor was three-and-a-half years old, Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapur decided to separate. In an interview with Pinkvilla, Neelima talked about the divorce and being a single mother. She 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 from 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.”
She added, “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.”
After her divorce, Neelima bounced back with the help of her friends, family and dance troupe. However, it was Shahid, who was the biggest source of strength for her. She said, “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.”