Director – Producer Randhir Kapoor and his lawfully wedded wife, Actor Babita Kapoor are among those few who prove that people can be friends even after their romantic relationship did not work out the way they wanted. The couple got married in 1971 in a love cum arranged marriage. However, the differences between them led to a situation where they parted ways and opted for a separation in 1988. Nevertheless, they willingly became friends and great parents to daughters, Karisma and Kareena.
On his big day, we are rolling back to one of his interviews with Hindustan Times in which he was candidly speaking about his relationship quotient with his wife Babita
Even after being separated a long time back and living in different houses, Randhir, in 2017, told the news portal that no significant changes are visible between him and Babita. He said, “She’s a crucial part of my life. She has given me two lovely kids. We are all grown-up people, and we preferred to stay separately, we are not enemies.”
He said that she was not fond of his lifestyle, and hence the decision was a mandate. While talking about the same, he said, “She found that I was a terrible man who drank a lot and came home late, which was something she didn’t like. And I didn’t want to live the way she wanted, and she couldn’t accept me as I am, though it was a love marriage. So it’s okay. We had two lovely children to look after. She brought them up in the best way, and they have excelled in their career. What else I could have asked for as a father.”
Despite living separately, Randhir Ji said, “Divorce for what? Why should we head for Divorce? I don’t intend to get married again, and nor does she.”
Kapoor Khandan’s life has been quite traumatic since the last year as they lost Ritu Nanda earlier last year, then Rishi Kapoor when the lockdown happened, and his youngest brother, Rajiv Kapoor previous week. Karisma, Kareena, and Babita have been by his side all along this time.
We pray happiness and good health to him in these trying times and wish he sees more happy birthdays.