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.
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.
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.
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.