The world is changing, and along
with it so is the perception of family. Families these days don't just include a mother, father,
grandparents and siblings, but also step-mothers, step-fathers,
step-siblings and whole new set of relationships that come with them. To appreciate
the beauty of such relations, National Step Family Day is celebrated on the 16th
September. Keeping with the theme, BollyCurry brings to you some of the
popular step-parents in Bollywood and their relationships with their
Helen and her step sons Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan
Yesteryear actor/dancer Helen became step mother to Salman Khan and his
brothers Arbaaz and Sohail when she married their father, popular
screenwriter Salim Khan. It is no secret
that Helen and her step children love and respect each other immensely.
Recently, Salman even
organized a stage show as a tribute to Helen and performed on her
with the leading ladies of Bollywood. Similarly, Sohail and Arbaaz too,
love and adore Helen, who no doubt loves her step sons just as much.
Supriya Pathak-Kapoor and her step son Shahid Kapoor
Another fine example
of a fond relation shared between a step mother and step son can be seen
between the heartthrob Shahid Kapoor and his step mother Supriya
Pathak-Kapoor. Popular theater artist and Bollywood actress Supriya is
the second wife of veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor, who was first married to
yesteryear actress Neelima Azim. Shahid and Supriya share
a very beautiful bond and this was seen during the 59th
Awards, when Shahid came on the stage and hugged Supriya after she won
the prestigious Filmfare Award of Supporting Actress for her fine acting
skills in Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram Leela
(2013). Shahid also shares a warm relationship with his half siblings from both, his mother's and father's second marriage.
Kareena Kapoor-Khan and her step children Sara and Ibrahim Ali Khan
Who said that a step mother and step daughter need to behave like a
real mother and daughter? The Begum of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor-Khan,
has proven that a step mother can also be a friend to her step daughter!
Kareena married Saif Ali Khan in 2012 and became step mother to his
children from his first marriage with yesteryear actress Amrita Singh.
Sara and Ibrahim share a warm bond with their step mother, and their
respect for her was visible when Ibrahim held the rings and Sara held
garlands during Nawab Saab and Bebo's wedding. Kareena has often spoken
with great warmth about Sara since the two of them are known to be great
friends who often call each other and meet up for drinks to catch up.
Shabana Azmi and her step children Farhan and Zoya Akhtar
Shabana Azmi's relation with her step children, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya
Akhtar, is another example of a loving relationship shared between a
step mother and her step children. Married to ace lyricist-writer, and
father to Farhan and Zoya, Javed Akhtar, Shabana has no children of her
own and showers all her love on her
step children. Shabana has bonded well with the family, including with
Javed's first wife, Honey Irani, and the family is known to share a warm
and loving relationship with one another.
Soni Razdan and her step daughter Pooja Bhatt
Soni Razdan shares a warm relationship with her husband Mahesh Bhatt's
first born Pooja Bhatt. The two women are also planning to work together
with Soni taking up the director's mantle and Pooja producing her step
mother's directorial venture, Love Affair
. Pooja also supports
her half sisters Shaheen and Alia, and is known to be very protective of
Alia Bhatt. Alia too, has gone on record to talk about the respect and
admiration she shares for her older sister, Pooja.
Sridevi and her step son Arjun Kapoor
Unlike the previous relationships explored in this article, Arjun
Kapoor and doesn't share a very loving relationship with his step
mother, Sridevi Kapoor. He has gone on record, however, to talk
about how he respects her for being his father's wife, and is very happy
that his father, Boney Kapoor, is in a happy space with Sridevi and
their two daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.
Along with the ones mentioned above,
are various other examples of loving step parents and step children in
Bollywood which serve to prove to the world that the traditional type of
family is not the
only type of family. Familial ties are much stronger than blood ties;
all one needs is an open-minded attitude towards the new family and
respect in the heart. With this, we at BollyCurry wish all our readers a
very happy National Step Family Day. Let us use this day to overcome
the challenge of stepfamilies and live like a happy family instead!
Writer: Kalpana K.C.
Editors: Ritchelle C. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Komal P.
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