Kareena Kapoor on parents Randhir and Babita’s separation: ‘When they need to come together, they are always together’

Updated on Dec 20, 2020 04:52 PM IST

Kareena Kapoor Khan opened up about the ‘lovely relationship’ her parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor, share after their separation. She said that they are always united ‘when they need to come together’.

Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor have been separated for over three decades.
Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor have been separated for over three decades.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Kareena Kapoor Khan talked about her parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor’s separation and what it was like to be raised by a single mother. She said that she and her sister Karisma Kapoor understood their parents’ relationship from an early age.

In a new interview, Kareena opened up about how Randhir has always ‘silently’ been there for them. She also said that when he and Babita ‘need to come together, they are always together’.

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Talking to Mojo Story, 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.”

“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,” she added.

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Randhir and Babita got married on November 6, 1971 after the release of Kal Aaj Aur Kal, which marked his Bollywood debut. She was cast opposite him in the film. The following year, the two of them starred together in Jeet.

In 1988, Randhir moved out of their home to live with his parents. Talking to Hindustan Times about their separation, he had said, “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?”

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