Kareena Kapoor Khan was spotted with son Taimur Ali Khan recently during an outing in Bandra, Mumbai. While Kareena was donning glares an pink t-shirt, ripped black jeans and black shoes with white soles, Taimur was wearing a blue t-shirt with white stripes, orange shorts and matching sandals. Bebo will soon be seen alongside Sonam Kapoor, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar in Veere Di Wedding. Pics/Yogen Shah
It's not easy to rival Kareena Kapoor Khan's stardom. But at 15 months, son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi gives her stiff competition - he is often labelled the national sensation with his pictures and memes continuously doing the rounds. While grandfather Randhir Kapoor has voiced his displeasure on the constant scrutiny Taimur is subjected to, Kareena is far from being offended by the social media obsession
"Saif [Ali Khan, husband] and I discuss that our baby is bringing a smile to everyone's face. We see it in a positive light and move on," she reasons. Well aware of her own, and now, her son's soaring popularity, she quips, "People around are unsure whether they should address me as a superstar or the mother of the country's youngest superstar," says Kareena
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have time and again stated that they want Taimur to grow up being accustomed to the paparazzi. However, Kareena's maternal streak comes to the fore when she admits that sometimes, the hoopla around her tiny tot gets too much to handle
"Frankly, I am paranoid. So much attention on him is scary. The more I think of it, the more I want to put a kaala teeka on him. I don't want him to leave the house. But that's me going overboard. I control my feelings only so that my son can grow up like a regular kid. He deserves to have that chance sans any pressure," says Kareena Kapoor Khan
Her maternity break behind her, she is ready to dazzle on the big screen in June with Veere Di Wedding. While she is happy to return to work after pregnancy, Kareena Kapoor insists that every woman struggling to attain the elusive life-work balance, must make her own choices. "Let's not put hard and fast rules on anyone. There are a lot of working mothers who deserve an award. Children and careers are unrelated things. I hope my trajectory will be an inspiration to women who have children, and still want to continue working"
Last month at an event she attended with sister Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan revealed in a conversation with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai that her son, who has become a sensation on the internet not only because of his adorable look but his name 'Taimur', was initially to be named 'Faiz'
Asked if too much of media scrutiny spoils their private life, especially after how the social media trolled her son's name Kareena Kapoor Khan said: "Of course, there was trolling but at the same time there was an immense support from the people we were getting, not that trolls matter to us that much but it was our choice."
"The day before I was going to the hospital for delivery, I had a talk with Saif and he was suggesting to keep his name Faiz, he said, 'Bebo, that is a more poetic, more romantic name'. I said 'no, Taimur means iron and if I give birth to a son, my son is going to be a fighter, I will produce an iron man'. And yes, I proudly did so"
Taimur Ali Khan was recently seen during an outing with mom Kareena Kapoor Khan. A look at the tiny tot and his famous mommy in pictures