Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s mother and yesteryear’s actress Neliima Azeem has been a single mother. She raised the actors with unconditional love and care post she got separated from Pankaj Kapur. Neliima first married Pankaj Kapur in 1979 and both were later granted a divorce in 1984. Neliima and Pankaj Kapur welcomed Shahid Kapoor in 1981. Neliima later married Rajesh Khatter in 1991 and in 2001 the couple separated after Ishaan was born in 1995. Later, Neliima married Raza Ali Khan in 2004 but she once again decided to end their marriage in 2009.
During her latest interview with Pinkvilla, Neliima spoke about raising Shahid and Ishaan post her separation with Pankaj Kapur. 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 for 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 even 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."
Pankaj Kapoor later got married to Supriya Pathak, who is a renowned theatre artist and actor. Shahid like a responsible son was a pillar of strength for his mom. She even stated, “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.” (ALSO READ: INSIDE Shahid Kapoor’s Classy, Elegant Office Space Designed By Mira Rajput’s Sister Noor Wadhwani Via FaceTime-PICS)
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