Despite the fact that Taimur is a two-year-old kid, Taimur is a star now. Taimur’s popularity and how paparazzi wait to get one good click of him. Taimur has outlived his superstar parents’ stardom and now Saif Ali Khan’s and Kareena’s every interview turns into Taimur Ali Khan’s chitchat session. Without even a single screen presence Taimur has a huge fan base drooling over him and there are several fan pages dedicated to him.
In a recent interview, Taimur’s Masi Karisma Kapoor opened up about his immense popularity and the paparazzi’s addiction with clicking his pictures. She had stated, “We need to understand that the film industry comes with its strappings. Taimur is so cute and everyone loves him so much, that the paparazzi and the photographers love to take his pictures all the time. I believe that when he is being photographed, he is getting blessings of a lot of people on a daily basis.”
Moreover, Karisma Kapoor said that being star kids has its own pros and cons and it is not easy to give the star kids the status and life of a normal child. She had shared, “Often we try to give our children a normal life, and they are very normal while at home and school. Only when they face the shutterbugs do they wonder what is happening,”
In a recent interview with Romedy Now’s The Love Laugh Live Kareena had revealed that she and Saif have been thinking about sending Taimur to boarding school. The actress herself studied in a boarding school in Dehradun and she had gone on records to say that she had loved the experience. Even her husband Saif had studied in a boarding school from the age of 7 till he was 17.
Further speaking about their decision Kareena had revealed, “We both are pretty much in for it. The life in Mumbai, the life we have in the movies might push us to the point. Right now, I can’t have people trailing him around. It just bothers me when people say, ‘oh I look at Taimur’s picture and it makes me happy’ I find it little weird also because I don’t look at other kids’ pictures and say it makes me happy. It is just the way I am.” She added, “It will be great if he can have a normal life, though we are trying as much as we can.”
Kareena Kapoor once opened up about if little Taimur is used to the constant presence of the paparazzi around him. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Kareena had revealed, “I feel it’s getting used to his name being called out and not particularly the cameras around. I don’t think he can make out that he’s being clicked. He’s still too small for that.”
In another interview when asked about Internet’s obsession with Taimur, she was quoted as saying, “Honestly, I’ve never held back anything. He’s practically all over the place. But he’s just 17 months old, so, let him grow up and have his life. I want him to have a normal upbringing and I totally understand that it’s tough to have it in today’s time but it is okay. I am letting him be. I can’t stop him from anything and I will not stop him from having a normal life at all.”
We completely agree with Lolo that being a star kid comes with its own baggage and sometimes it becomes difficult for the stars to lead a normal life. But we are happy that Lolo has taken it positively.