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Shahid Kapoor’s mom Neliima Azeem on her divorce with Pankaj Kapur: He moved on

In an interview, Shahid Kapoor's mom Neliima Azeem spoke in detail on her divorce with Pankaj Kapur.

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Shahid Kapoor’s mother and actress Neliima Azeem tied the knot to actor Pankaj Kapur in 1979 but parted ways a few years later in 1984. During their split-up,  Shahid was only three-and-a-half years old. Now, the actress has spoken in detail about her split up.

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Talking to Pinkvilla, the Alif actress said, “I would like to say that I didn’t decide to separate. It’s a fact. He moved on and it was a difficult thing for me to stomach but he also had his reasons. We had been friends from a long time. I think I was 15 years old when I became friends with him. He had very good reasons and I understood it.” She further adds, “When there’s a break-up, which is called divorce, it is painful for both. There was a lot of friendship and attachment but there was heartbreak. It’s alright. He’s very well settled with his family today and I wish him well.”

Further, continuing, “After that, I had my own journey which was all about picking myself up and I had my friends and family to support. I had my cousins and my guru Pt. Birju Maharaj. But most of all, I had Shahid. He gave me an insurmountable belief in life. I was young so I was able to do it again. It took time though, it took me about a couple of years, but then I was fine.”

Neliima Azeem is also a mother to her younger son, Ishaan Khatter, from her ex-husband Rajesh Khattar. After their separation, Pankaj got married to Supriya Pathak and they have two children together.

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On the work front,  web series called ‘Mom and Co’ alongside Ayush Mehra where she played the role of Suhasini Joshi. She was also a part of a drama film titled The Illegal ‘directed by Danish Renzu. Later, she was also seen in another series titled ‘Love Sleep Repeat’ alongside Anshuman Malhotra and Manoj Joshi.

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