Shahid is a pro at taking care of his little daughter: Grandmum Neelima Azim
Shahid Kapur’s mother, Neelima Azim, is over the moon. She became a grandmother on August 26, and Shahid and his wife, Mira Kapoor, became parents to a baby girl. The 35-year-old actor confirmed the news with a tweet. “She has arrived and words fall short to express our happiness. Thank you for all your wishes,” he posted.
Neelima says, “This baby is my firstborn’s firstborn and the first grandchild in the family. I wanted a granddaughter. I am on top of the world.”
She adds, “We would have been happy to have either a boy or a girl. But as I have two sons, I wanted it to be a girl. Bachchi ke kadam ghar mein pade hai, main bahut khush hoon (a girl child has come into our home, and I am very happy). We are all so blessed with God almighty’s kindness. We are all very joyous.”
While she is thrilled to be a grandmother, she is happier for her son Shahid. “His happiness is out of this world. He is taking such good care of his little daughter already,” she says, adding, “While some men might shy away or hesitate to hold babies, he is very good. He is like a pro, a veteran. He has been taking care of his Mira very well. He makes a great husband and a wonderful dad.”
Shahid’s younger brother, Ishaan Khattar, is also thrilled to be an uncle. He “has been helping Shahid”. Neelima says, “Ishaan was the youngest in the family. But now there is a younger person for him to take care of. This is a new phase in his life.”
Ask her about the baby’s name, and she says, “That’s for the parents to tell. It’s their privilege.”