Bollywood's two biggest female stars, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan grew up with their mother Babita who single-handedly raised them after she separated from her husband Randhir Kapoor. In a throwback interview, Kareena had opened up about receiving no financial support from the Kapoor family during their childhood days. Speaking with Mumbai Mirror about their financial condition before Karisma became a star, Kareena had said, “Mum was always doing something, she single-handedly brought us up. She has a real estate business apart from other small businesses. It was tough. Though my father is also an important factor in my life.”On being quizzed if they got any financial support from the Kapoor family, Kareena had said, “We were left alone to fend for ourselves. But now we see more of our father, though we did not see him often in our initial years. We are a family now.”
Although Randhir and Babita have been separated for decades, they never got a divorce. Recently, he said that he will be selling his ancestral home in the Chembur area of Mumbai to move closer to Babita, Kareena and Karisma.Randhir and Babita got married in 1971 after working together in ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’. In 1988, Randhir reportedly moved out of their home to live with his parents. Kareena will be seen next on the big screen in Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan in the titular role. Directed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame, the film is a remake of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump. It will release in theatres this Christmas.Apart from this, Kareena is also a part of Karan Johar’s magnum opus, ‘Takht’.