Veteran actress Neelima Azeem who prefers to maintain her private life below wraps, just lately opened up about her damaged marriages with Pankaj Kapur and Rajesh Khattar in an interview with an leisure portal.
Neelima recalled her first marriage with Pankaj Kapur with whom she has a son, actor Shahid Kapoor and stated that she was married to her greatest good friend however wasn’t conscious that one might expertise such a fall in life.
Talking about how her separation from Pankaj Kapur affected her, the actress informed Bollywood Bubble, “It was the primary time after I truly skilled grief, sorrow, rejection, anxiousness, ache and concern of the unknown. And an entire lot of insecurity. And likewise a way of feeling claustrophobic that I’ve to stick with my dad and mom now and lift the kid alone and the way I’m going to be transferring in the direction of being the unbiased lady that I all the time needed to be and in some ways was.”
Neelima stated that it took her a yr and a half to place herself collectively and added, “I do not see it as a horrible factor that occurred to me in life. I simply merely suppose that I wanted that bump. All of us should perceive that we’re not extraordinary or entitled, we’re merely human beings that may be rejected.
The Sadak actress stated that earlier than her divorce from Pankaj Kapur, she had by no means confronted rejection in her life. And so, the failure of her first marriage hit her laborious.
“As a result of you understand I used to be in my very own opinion God’s favorite little one. As a result of I bought every part so superbly, on the age of 15 I debuted as a Kathak exponent and there was no wanting again. Then, I turned the very best in demand dancer and every part was so fantastic. Then I had this glorious good friend who I bought married to. The whole lot was simply lovely. My dad and mom had been fantastic. I had an ideal crowd round me. Toh mujhe yeh pata hello nahi tha ki zindagi mein aisa bhi hota hai jismein paun fisal jaye aur aap gir jaayein. Aur rejection ka toh koi sawaal hello nahi hai as a result of everyone used to like me and comply with me round (I used to be not conscious that one can slip in life and fall flat. There was no query of rejection as a result of everyone used to like me and comply with me round,” Neelima informed Bollywood Bubble.
Submit her break up with Pankaj Kapur, Neelima Azeem tied the knot with actor Rajesh Khattar and welcomed their son, Ishaan Khatter in 1995. Nonetheless, the couple quickly bought divorced.
Speaking about her second marriage, Neelima shared, “The second marriage would have lasted if sure issues did not occur which had been troublesome to come across… It was troublesome, it was an unimaginable feat. I feel it could have labored out if there was extra management and extra logic and sense it in. However it went, it flew out. And it occurs in Bombay with all of the battle and with all of the pressures, typically individuals succumb to it. However I’ve the flexibility to rise up and begin strolling once more, and I’ve these pretty boys in my life, my sons (Shahid and Ishaan), they had been an ideal inspiration for me and a supply of a lot happiness and encouragement.”
In the identical interview, the Sooryavansham actress additionally opened up about how her failed marriages will need to have impacted her sons, Shahid and Ishaan.
She stated, “I typically even wish to say that possibly kids who’re watching us taking sure selections after which having these mighty falls may resolve to be extra steady than us. So I might like to offer that credit score to the children and never hog all of the limelight and say ‘Oh, I used to be so fantastic that they learnt all of the fantastic issues they noticed in me.’ They noticed some flaws additionally they usually stated, ‘okay, this isn’t what I’m going inculcate this’, as a result of the DNA is similar, we’re going to be very consciously maintaining part of us out. So, they will need to have even learnt from my pitfalls and my impulsive or incorrect, foolish selections or no matter chances are you’ll say. In a whole sense, in a bigger perspective, I’ve been there for them.”
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