When Kareena Kapoor didn't have money for a driver, struggled financially; read details
Kareena Kapoor recently spoke about how her sister Karisma Kapoor and mom Babita's financially struggled as they were left to fend for themselves
Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor once said that she and her sister Karisma Kapoor weren't brought up in luxury despite her lineage.
Bebo had said that she and Karisma were raised by their single mother, Babita Kapoor and used public transportation like regular people. She added that their family couldn't afford a driver at one point.
Both actors Babita and Randhir Kapoor got married in 1971, but the couple separated in 1988. Babita, who lived in Bandra with her daughters, ran small businesses to educate and feed her girls.
Things improved when Karisma Kapoor began working as an actor. She started working very early in life.
In an old interview with Hindustan Times, when Kareena was asked if she believed that she was born in a place of privilege like her cousin, Ranbir Kapoor. She said, "We weren’t brought up in luxury, as people think about the Kapoor clan. My mom and sister really struggled to give me a better life. Especially my mom, because she was a single parent. Everything was very limited for us." She also spoke about how her Karisma travelled in public transport like everyone else.
She had further said, "Lolo went to college in local trains, but I escaped that because I didn’t go to college here. But I took the school bus like everyone else. We had one car and didn’t have enough money for a driver. It’s only because mom brought us up like this that we value everything we have today. The bad days we have seen have made us very strong and fragile at the same time. And the experiences have made me a very intense person."
Now, Babita and Randhir Kapoor reconnected for the sake of their daughters and grandchildren.