‘We’re being very cautious that Taimur doesn’t get spoiled’
Taimur is not cranky, but a bit naughty and, yeah, smart, too RANDHIR KAPOOR, ACTOR
At seven months, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi is the apple of the Bollywood paparazzi’s collective eye. On every outing, he steals the show from his famous mama and papa, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan. One very recent example was the viral photo (inset) of a swaddled Taimur sleeping on his father’s arm while on his way to Switzerland. Aware of their little son’s extreme cuteness and the inevitable public interest in him, Saif and Kareena don’t try to hide him from the limelight.
Could all this attention spoil the little fellow? Taimur’s grandfather, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, would like to ensure that the munchkin stays grounded as he grows up. “We all love Taimur so much and we are very being cautious that he doesn’t get spoiled by all the attention that he’s getting [from the media],” says Randhir.
Seventy-year-old Randhir, who has just returned from England after a month’s break, says that becoming a grandfather again has been such a beautiful experience. “Taimur is now seven months old and ever since he was born, I visit Kareena more often than I used to earlier. I love spending time with my grandkids, and Taimur is the youngest, so everyone is so fond of him.”
Both Kareena and Saif have said that Taimur looks like grandpa. What does he think? Randhir laughs. “Ah! That’s [a] godsend, what can I say about it? Whether it’s his blue eyes or his looks, he definitely has the Kapoor genes.”