‘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

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja

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.”

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