Bollywood Stars and their Stepmoms

Traditional and stepfamilies co-exist in our society. And our Bollywood is no different. There are quite a few Bollywood celebrities who share a step bond.

Some of the blended families appear (at least in the media) to be super cool and keep it all together while some have… oh! not so comfortable relationship.

Today we share the Bollywood stars that share step bond in their lives…

1. Salman Khan and Helen: Salim Khan, popular screenwriter had married Salma Khan in 1964. He had four kids with his first wife- Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail and Alvira. In 1981, he married actress Helen and they adopted a girl, Arpita. It is no secret that Helen and her step children share a healthy relationship. Some time back, Salman even organized a stage show as a tribute to Helen and performed on her numbers with the leading actresses of Bollywood. While it is rare sight to see present and ex wives in a cordial relation with each other, the Khans stand apart. Salma Khan and Helen have been seen many a times together. In fact during one of Salman’s Being Human shows, Helen was so touched by the great show put up by the Khan brothers, that she kissed Salma Khan on the forehead. At the end of this show, Salma and Helen to walk the ramp with the Khan brothers. The entire Khan family shares a very strong bond and there is no space for any rivalry or insecurity.

Salman Khan

2. Arjun Kapoor and Sridevi: Until his chat on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan, Arjun Kapoor had been tight-lipped about his relationship with Sridevi. Sridevi is Boney Kapoor’s second wife. On this chat show, Arjun disclosed that his relationship with Sridevi would never be normal. He also said that for him Sridevi was just his father’s wife and nothing beyond that. He also added that his mother Mona Kapoor had taught him never to disrespect anyone and he would never disrespect Sridevi. He went onto add that he would never be able to live with them like a normal happy family does, but he holds no grudges against anyone. However, Sridevi has never spoken about Arjun Kapoor in public. In fact the two have never been spotted together at any event or function.

Sridevi - Arjun

3. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sara Khan: Kareena’s equation with Amrita Singh and Saif’s kids is more of a friend than of a mother. She was spotted holidaying in Maldives and then in London with  Saif and the two kids. On Karan Johar’s chat show she said about her relationship with the kids, “It’s pretty amazing, they have a wonderful mother. They are the most well brought up children. I always remember Sara standing up and doing adab. Both Sara and Ibrahim are like that. I am like a friend for them. At times me and Sara chat over a glass of champagne. That’s the way Saif wanted and that’s the way I wanted it”

Kareena - Sara

4. Farhan Akhtar and Shabana Azmi: Shabana Azmi enjoys a warm equation with Farhan and Zoya Akhtar.  They are often spotted together either dining or attending events. While Farhan and Zoya can’t stop talking about the direction and love they receive from Shabana, she too never misses an opportunity to praise them. Farhan even credits Shabana and his mother Honey Irani for the kind of relationship they share now. On Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan, Farhan also revealed that he used to rebel against his dad Javed for leaving his mom. But Shabana Azmi gave him the space he needed and they slowly developed a rapport with her.

Farhan Akhtar and Shabana Azmi

5. Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Hema Malini: The equation between the Deol brothers and Hema Malini can best be described as awkward. In fact, they have never been clicked with their stepmom, and none of them has ever said anything against each other. Both the brothers were conspicuous by their absence in marriages of both Esha and Ahana Deol.

Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Hema Malini

6. Shahid Kapoor and Supriya Pathak : Among all the step-parent Bollywood celebrities, Shahid Kapoor is the recorder holder for most step-parents with two stepfathers and one stepmother. Shahid is the son of Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem who got separated years back. While Pankaj married Supriya Pathak and Neelima first married Rajesh Khattar and then Ustaad Raza Ali Khan. Shahid and Supriya share a very beautiful bond and this was seen during the 59th Filmfare 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.

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