Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are closing in on a decade of marriage. They make one of the most powerful couples in Bollywood. After all, Kareena comes from the Hindi film industry’s most prominent family – the Kapoor Khandan – and Saif is a Pataudi prince. Today, September 21, the Laal Singh Chaddha actress is celebrating her 41st birthday in the Maldives with her husband Saif and their two sons – Taimur and Jeh Ali Khan.
But, before tying the knot in 2012, Kareena and Saif were in a live-in relationship for five years. Do you know what her mom, Babita, said when Saif said he wanted to move in with her daughter? We tell you all about it and more in this week’s Tuesday Trivia.
KAREENA KAPOOR AND SAIF ALI KHAN’S LOVE STORY
Kareena Kapoor shared a postcard-worthy photo with Saif Ali Khan from the Maldives on her birthday today, September 21. The couple is very much in love and their romance is nothing less than a fairy tale. While Kareena had met Saif as a young girl and worked with him in LOC Kargil (2003) and Omkara (2006), it wasn’t until 2008’s Tashan that the two fell in love. Since then, Kareena and Saif have worked together in Kurbaan (2009) and Agent Vinod (2012).
Recalling the years of knowing Saif before Tashan, Kareena said on Look Who’s Talking With Niranjan, “Saif is from a different generation. I’ve known him. I have been hanging around on sets when Lolo (sister Karisma Kapoor) and Saif were shooting Hum Saath Saath Hai in Jodhpur. Then we did Omkara where we didn’t speak and we were with our respective girlfriend and boyfriend at that time and we hardly interacted or even exchanged a word. It was always like ‘Good morning.’ He used to always be like ‘Good morning ma’am’, and, you know, treat me with so much respect. I was like okay because he is anyway so chivalrous.”
BABITA KAPOOR’S REACTION TO KAREENA AND SAIF LIVING TOGETHER
Just a year into their relationship, Saif decided to get Kareena’s name inked on his arm as a sign of his love for her. The couple also wanted to move in together once they realised their love for each other. Now, seeking permission for a live-in relationship from a girl’s mother can’t be easy, especially in India. But, Saif asked for Babita’s permission in a very mature way.
Kareena had revealed that Saif changed her perspective when she thought she was falling apart in her professional life. That is when she fell for him. She said, “I unabashedly wore my heart on my sleeve and it was a nice ride till I finally met Saif and we fell in love.” So, living together was the next step for which they had to get Babita’s blessings.
Giving details of that conversation between Saif and her mom, Kareena told Humans of Bombay, “We’d been dating for a while, 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.”
KAREENA MADE THE FIRST MOVE ON SAIF
Be it her style or attitude, Kareena Kapoor is an icon for every modern-day woman. She is the one who made the first move in their relationship. “I was the one who kind of pushed all the right buttons. Saif actually was the kind of guy who will never, he’s not very forthcoming towards any woman. He will never make the first move. He’s too English and restrained in that way. And plus, he was, when I made the first move, he was like ‘I can’t believe that Kareena Kapoor is doing this’,” she revealed.
KAREENA AND SAIF’S ROYAL WEDDING
Kareena and Saif tied the knot in an intimate wedding on October 16, 2012. Saif Ali Khan, who is the son of the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, was earlier married to Amrita Singh. They have two children – daughter Sara Ali Khan and son Ibrahim Ali Khan. Kareena shares a good relationship with them. In fact, they attended Kareena and Saif’s wedding.
Kareena and Saif welcomed their first baby, Taimur Ali Khan, on December 20, 2016. Their second son, Jeh Ali Khan, was born on February 21 this year.
The actors not only set relationship goals for their fans, but also continuously show what a perfect family life looks like.
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