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It is said that no one knows a man better than the women in his life. Then it could be either be his mother, wife, daughter or even a friend! Not just in films, Neetu Kapoor is a star in real life as well! She started her career as a child artiste in Do Kaliyaan. As years passed by, the beautiful actress made her way into the top-league of actresses and her reel romance with Rishi Kapoor turned to real.
Post marriage, she bid goodbye to films. Explaining her decision later in an interview, Neetu said, "To give up my career was my decision. I wanted a family. I was really tired of working, I had done almost 70 films in seven years of my career with three shifts every day. I wasn't nervous as I had already got familiar with Rishi's family and knew them well." She was soon blessed with two kids-Riddhima and Ranbir.
We all know that while Ranbir and Rishi Kapoor have not always had the warmest relationship, the former has always been more closer to his mother.
As Neetu Kapoor turns a year older today, here's a sneak-peek into her inevitable bond with son Ranbir-
There's No Love Greater Than A Mother's Love
In an interview with senior journalist Sathya Saran when asked if a son is more precious than a daughter, Neetu had said, "The first time I held Ranbir in my arms, my thought was, he's my baby, my child, my world. It was the same with Ridhima, my first born. I loved them both. He would often ask, "Do you love Ridhima more than me, or who do you love more?" My answer always was, "I love Ridhima two years more than you."
But She's A Disciplinarian Too
"If I said NO, he (Ranbir) would not argue, he would just listen to me. Like when he was too much into going out with friends, one day I said, "Why don't you pack your bag, and take your clothes and just live there? There is no point in your coming and treating this place like a hotel, we hardly see you anyway. He heard me out, then quietly went up to his room, and came down a bit later. He had changed into his night clothes and sat down and watched tv with me and we had dinner. I asked him, "what happened, aren't you going out," and he replied, "but you said..." That was all.
Neetu Is Ranbir's Top Priority
Ranbir had once said, "I don't believe in Mother's Day. A mother is always our first love, and our last love, and there's no greater relationship than a child and mother.We are what we are because of our mother. And I hope I can keep my mother happy, smiling and positive always, and that she enjoys all her life. That's my top priority."
We Are Sure Most Of Us Would Relate To This!
When Ranbir's debut film Saawariya hit the big screens, Neetu in an interview had said, "I never pampered Ranbir! I pampered my daughter Ridhima because I always knew she was going to get married and go away, so I gave her everything. But Ranbir had it much tougher. I never gave him anything on a platter. Ranbir still gets a fixed pocket money. I like the ritual. Even when Ranbir is earning in millions I'd like to continue giving him pocket money. I've given him a good foundation in life. I've taught him to be nice to people, no matter what."
Mommy Says It Right
"He can never hurt me. If I get angry, Ranbir looks at me and asks if I had a bad day. And I melt. His way of dealing with problems is so calming. Even at school, Ranbir sorted out all the fights among his friends. He's also very street smart. You can't fool Ranbir. He's far more worldly-wise than I am. He thinks and then acts and talks," she had revealed in the same interview.
He's A Mamma's Boy
Meanwhile once in an interview when Ranbir was asked by Rajeev Masand who is on his speed dial, the Kapoor scion had replied, "Mom".
Years have passed by, Neetu Kapoor's adorable equation with son Ranbir continues to bring a smile on our face!