Kareena Kapoor on how Saif Ali Khan asked her mother’s permission to let them move in together
“He’s 10 years older than me and has 2 kids. But for me, he was just Saif – he helped me heal and love myself. Maybe it was the fact that we’re so different – he’s more private and not ‘Bollywoodised’, but I imbibed that from him. I learnt to balance things and not let them get to me. We’d been dating for awhile, when he said he’s not 25 and can’t keep dropping me home every night. So he told my mom, ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with her. We want to live together.’ My mom was cool with it. It’s so easy with him. Even when we decided to get married, it felt right,” she added.
She also spoke about Taimur and called motherhood “the greatest thing that’s happened” to her. “A few years later, I was blessed with our son, Taimur. Motherhood is the greatest thing that’s happened to me. Taimur is a part of me – I can’t go an hour without him. He’s always with me wherever I am. He makes me want to work harder every day.”
Kareena said she does not have to choose between family and career and is happy doing both. “I’m at a stage in my life where I don’t have to choose between career and family. I’m doing both. I’m an actor but through all the ups amd downs I’ve been a sister, a wife, a mom and none of these roles have deterred me. In fact, it’s put me on the right path. My dreams have gotten bigger – there’s much more to achieve. As an actor, and as a woman,” she signed off.