Shahid Kapoor's Mom Neelima Azim On Zain: I Had A Feeling That It Will Be A Boy This Time, Had Seen Him In A Dream

It's all happening there in Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput household, with the arrival of Zain. Taking time off from the hustle bustle, Shahid's mother Neelima Azim speaks to EXCLUSIVELY

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Shahid Kapoor's Mom Neelima Azim On Zain: I Had A Feeling That It Will Be A Boy This Time, Had Seen Him In A Dream

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput were blessed with their 2ND child on Thursday night. After that, there has been feverish activity- hospital se ghar, ghar se hospital- you know how it is. Curious as a cat, got in touch with Shahid's mother Neelima Azim to speak up about the arrival of the new li'l bundle of joy, Zain,

Neelima was extremely frank and forthcoming. She fielded all the questions very sportingly.

We bet this piece will bring a big smile on Mira and Shahid's face. Well, what bring? They already have a big smile on their faces. Let's say it will widen their smile. Not to forget Neelima's son and Shahid's brother Ishaan Khatter, who we believe must have broken into a dance when he heard that the 2nd baby has come into this world. What a good dancer he is; we assume you haven't missed Dhadak which also brought the lovely and innocent Janhvi Kapoor into Bollywood. Mira and Zain both are doing fine and life is just about returning to normal (it has changed to an extent no doubt with a few adjustments which are made with the arrival of a newborn), but the excitement at Praneta Apartments (Juhu Tara Road) has not waned even a wee bit yet. Let's take you straight to Neelima Azim now. Here are the excerpts of the conversation that transpired:


You must be feeling on top of the world...
You can say that again. It's wonderful. Shahid and Mira now have a complete family. I am in the best phase of my life. Misha has been the love of my life ever since she was born. And now, Zain joins her. He is a beautiful child. We all have toiled very hard in our lives and now just reaping happiness. God has been kind.

Were you in the hospital at the time of delivery?
Where else will I be? And of course, Mira's mom was present too.

Had anybody guessed that it will be a boy. this time?
Aisa kuch nahin tha, but I had a very strong feeling that they will get a son, this time. I had even shared it with them. I kind of saw a son in their arms in one of my dreams.

Did Mira and Shahid want a son this time?
Daughters of course are so special, and we really had no preferences. They were open to both. We were just praying for a healthy baby.


Who decided that the name will be Zain?
Mira and Shahid decided it mutually. At the time of Misha's birth only, Zain was decided. It was that it will be Misha if it is a girl (combination of Mira and Sasha) and if it is a boy, it will be Zain. Long back I had shared the name with Shahid. I had told him that I love 4 names- Shahid, Ishaan, Zain and Kaamraan.

Whom does he resemble?
Too early to say. Too difficult to say. Abhi bol dun, aur 3 months mein woh alag dikhne lagega. You know kids change so fast.

Still, you must have had the first impression when you looked at him for the 1st time...
Hmmm... he is gloriously good-looking. I see a bit of everyone in him. He will turn out to be as handsome as his father and chacha (Ishaan).

Ishaan has turned out to be very good actor. I have met him twice. He was superb in Beyond The Clouds and equally good in Dhadak... 
Thank you. I am blessed. Both my sons are gifted- clean, simple and neat. And mind well, they are not simple and buddhu. They are simple and smart. Touch wood.


Ishaan told me he breaks into a dance any time, any moment...
(Laughs) Yeah. Even if he is in a store and hears music! He is a free-flowing boy. 

It is good to see the bonding between them...
Yes. Both stand by each other. They have their share of similarities but still they have their own distinct identities.

Back to Zain. You must have been indulging in a lot of shopping in the last two months for the new baby...
Yes. Mira calls me up and says, 'Mummy, yeh lekar aana, woh lekar aana'. Kabhi kabhi Shahid bhi bol deta hai phone karke. Main aur Ishaan pahunch jaate hain. And, Misha and I form a great energetic team, we have so much of 'We time' together. Misha is also learning dancing, kathak seekh rahi hai. And after Misha and now Zain, I have so much of love, gratitude and forgiveness in my heart. I feel so good and happy.

Possible that Misha enters movies?
Arre, why discuss that now? She is too young, children have their own trajectories. It will not be possible to answer that question at this point.

How is Mira?
Mira is Mira, she is mast. 

Her dress sense is very good...
She is very stylish, but never over the top. She is quite understated. She has a refined sophistication about her.

Congratulations Neelimaji, once again!
Thank you so much. 


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