This is a fact known by all that Kareena and Karisma’s parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor have been separated for more than three decades now. However, they have never decided to go ahead for a legal divorce till now. In her recent virtual appearance at Barkha Dutt’s The Global Town Hall, Kareena opens up on being raised by single mom Babita.
Babita raised up both her daughters successfully being a single mother and throwing more light on this, during her recent digital live interview at The Global Town Hall, Kareena opens up on being raised by single mom Babita.
However, Kareena also revealed about how her father Randhir Kapoor has always been silently there for both of them.
Speaking about her bonding with mom Babita, Kareena said, “My mother is my best friend but I adore my father because I respect and love him a lot. He is not very in-your-face because he is someone who has always chosen to be at the back. He is not someone who is commanding the attention and wants that. He is silently always there for us and I know it”.
Spilling about dealing with their parents separation at an early age, Kareena said, “My parents have a lovely relationship because sometimes, two people realise that their lives aren’t exactly going the way they planned, so it’s better that they don’t stay together but they can still be friends and sometimes, take decisions about the kids. It’s not necessary that they have to be staying under the same roof or being there 24*7 together. I think both Karisma and I understood that at a very early age, that this kind of relationship can exist as well. It has existed for almost 35 years with my parents and I see that in times when they need to come together, they are always together, but they prefer to have their day-to-day lives separately, which is wonderful”.
Also, 3 years back whilst a media interaction, when Randhir was asked about why didn’t him and Babita take a divorce even after being separated from past 35 years, on this Randhir had said, “Divorce for what? Why should we head for divorce? I don’t intend to get married again, and nor does she. She found that I was a terrible man who drank a lot and came home late, which was something she didn’t like. And I didn’t want to live the way she wanted, and she couldn’t accept me as I am, though it was a love marriage. So it’s okay. We had two lovely children to look after. She brought them up in the best way and they have excelled in their career. What else I could have asked for as a father?”.