04 ‘WE’RE GOING TO TEACH HIM WHAT WE BELIEVE IN’ BOLLYWOOD
Kareena talks about motherhood and says she will do her best to teach her son, Taimur to be humble
Actors Kareena Kapoor Khan (above-right) and Saif Ali Khan’s decision to name their son Taimur sparked a row on social media and the actor says her only advice to her kid would be to remain grounded and ignore everything else that happens around him.
The 36-year-old actor and Saif welcomed their first child together on December 20 last year. Many social media users targeted and alleged the couple for naming their son after the 14th century Mongol invader. About the scrutiny that’s a part of being a celebrity kid, which in her baby’s case began right after the birth, Kareena says, “I want to look at it like he is going to get the best of his parents. I was born in a famous film family and so was Saif, yet we are very grounded. The advice I will give to my child is to have his head down, be humble, do what he wants to do and ignore everything else. It is tough in today’s times with social media. And we are going to teach him exactly what we believe in.”
Taimur is Kareena’s first child, while Saif already has daughter Sara and Ibrahim with his former wife, actor Amrita Singh. Kareena says she and her husband are growing as parents with every passing day. “Saif is a handson father. He has experienced it before, he knows it a lot more. It is a personal experience for us. You grow each day, you learn something each day. It is the most beautiful phase of my life,” she explains.
While most women shy away from cameras during pregnancy, Kareena was one star who posed for shutterbugs throughout the nine months and impressed everyone with her stylish maternity wardrobe. The actor says it was nothing unusual for her as she does not believe that pregnant women or new mothers should stay indoors. “Pregnancy is the most lovely thing. It is a natural phenomenon, it happens to every woman. I don’t know why would I sit at home and not work. Pregnancy is not an illness and so isn’t delivery. And work is part of my DNA, it will always be there.”
Kareena says her work commitments keep her away from her little one but she feels it gives her son to spend some time with his father. “It is difficult to leave him at home but that’s fine as he can spend some time with his father.” On the work front, the actor will resume shooting for her next in few months and has already started working on her fitness. The film also stars actors Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar will be directed by filmmaker Shashanka Ghosh. She says post motherhood, there will be no change in the kind of films she does and will always prefer to have a mixed bag of projects.