Veteran actress Neelima Azeem who prefers to maintain her private life below wraps, not too long ago 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 buddy however wasn’t conscious that one may expertise such a fall in life.
Talking about how her separation from Pankaj Kapur affected her, the actress instructed Bollywood Bubble, “It was the primary time after I truly skilled grief, sorrow, rejection, anxiousness, ache and worry of the unknown. And an entire lot of insecurity. And in addition a way of feeling claustrophobic that I’ve to stick with my dad and mom now and lift the kid by myself and the way I’m going to be transferring in direction of being the unbiased woman that I all the time wished to be and in some ways was.”
Neelima stated that it took her a 12 months and a half to place herself collectively and added, “I don’t see it as a horrible factor that occurred to me in life. I simply merely assume 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 onerous.
“As a result of you understand I used to be in my very own opinion God’s favorite youngster. As a result of I bought every thing so fantastically, on the age of 15 I debuted as a Kathak exponent and there was no trying again. Then, I grew to become the best in demand dancer and every thing was so fantastic. Then I had this glorious buddy who I bought married to. Every little thing was simply stunning. My dad and mom have been fantastic. I had an incredible 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 all people 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 all people used to like me and comply with me round,” Neelima instructed Bollywood Bubble.
Put up her cut up with Pankaj Kapur, Neelima Azeem tied the knot with actor Rajesh Khattar and welcomed their son, Ishaan Khatter in 1995. Nevertheless, the couple quickly bought divorced.
Speaking about her second marriage, Neelima shared, “The second marriage would have lasted if sure issues didn’t occur which have been tough to come across… It was tough, 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, generally individuals succumb to it. However I’ve the flexibility to rise up and begin strolling once more, and I’ve these beautiful boys in my life, my sons (Shahid and Ishaan), they have been an incredible 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 generally even wish to say that perhaps kids who’re watching us taking sure decisions after which having these mighty falls would possibly resolve to be extra steady than us. So I’d like to offer that credit score to the youngsters 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 protecting part of us out. So, they will need to have even learnt from my pitfalls and my impulsive or flawed, foolish decisions or no matter chances are you’ll say. In a whole sense, in a bigger perspective, I’ve been there for them.”