Saif and Kareena revealed their bundle of joy Taimur Ali Khan to the world in December 2016, which left everyone in a frenzy and his pictures started going viral for his cuteness. This December, Taimur will become 1-year-old and everyone is speculating what plans the family will have for the little munchkin. Kareena loves her son and he’s seen accompanying her very often to shoots. She revealed what it was like to have Saif as a parent and son Taimur in her life.
How pregnancy made Kareena feel
“This is such an internalised emotion that I can’t put it in words. I can’t express how I am feeling right now. Or what I’m going to feel. I think these are things that I have to experience myself before I talk about them. But, of course, the journey has been great.”
How is Saif as a dad?
“Saif has been a parent before. He is a father, and the coolest one I know. He is amazing with his children, and they are so well brought up. I just want him to be like that with our child. I don’t know how I’m going to be as a mother. But with Saif, it’s quite strange: Saif is very spoiled, and he spoils me a lot too. But with his children, he’s very grounded. Suddenly, he is all stable-headed and becomes another person. It’s quite amazing.”
How does she balance motherhood and her work?
“I’ve been keeping myself so busy during this pregnancy that Saif always said ‘You’ll have this baby in Mehboob Studios!’ My friends were constantly teasing me and telling me to calm down and do less. But knowing me, I wouldn’t have been surprised if I had headed straight from the hospital to a shoot. I’d definitely be fully back at work one month after my baby is born.”
Being respected and getting attention during the pregnancy
“I believe there’s a lot of respect and understanding between me and my family, the media, industry friends or even the audience, because I’ve kind of owned the pregnancy.”
How Taimur’s birth changed their home
“We’ve done up the room and it’s looking lovely. Also, we’ve lived in this house for 10 years; we have hosted parties and enjoyed ourselves in our space. Now, it’s time for a different phase in our life. It also completes our family energy-wise. I’m eagerly looking forward to it.”
How Saif is handling fatherhood
“He is an amazing father. He is absolutely hands-on and has a hang of things because he has done it before. Saif is a pro and does everything without any help. You know, there is an intensity with which Taimur looks at him, unlike me. They have already bonded.”
Saif on having a child with Kareena
“I think it’s also a great expression of my relationship with Kareena. To have a child now completes us. There is something about a baby that is kind of half of mine and half of hers, so, it’s a nice feeling.”