In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor’s mother Neliima Azeem talked about the consequences of her divorce from her former husband Pankaj Kapur on their son, when he was only three and half years old. Azeem said, “At the time when I had conceived, Pankaj had already shifted to Bombay.”
The Indian veteran actor said on her divorce from the Shaandaar actor that it was not a major change in the ambience for Shahid. He was born and brought up at her parentsâ€™ house in Delhi during his childhood.
She claimed that her former husband was absent during their child’s birth as he moved to Delhi to try his luck in the film industry.
She said, “Shahid was born in Delhi, while I was staying with my parents because Pankaj had already left much earlier. At the time when I had conceived, before we knew, he had already shifted to Bombay and he wanted to try his luck in films and television.”
“I had supported him because I thought he was a very talented young man who deserves to explore his full potential.”
“I was actually taken care of by my parents and my brother throughout my pregnancy,” she added.
The Kabir Singh actor never had to go through the process of departing with his father or move out of his paternal house because he was already brought up in his maternal house where he continued to stay after the separation. His mother said that “it didnâ€™t make such a huge difference to him” even after the separation, he was in the same surroundings he always was in.
Azeem is a single mother who raised the Jab We Met actor all by herself after the divorce in 1984. She is also a mother to Ishaan Khatter.