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As mom Babita turns 70; family waits for Ranbir to arrive
Sanyukta Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 21, 2017)
On Wednesday, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor threw mom, yesteryear actress Babita, a 70th birthday bash at her Bandra residence. The entire Kapoor clan was in attendance, with Ranbir Kapoor arriving last after a long day’s shoot for Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic.
Shutterbugs gathered outside spotted Neetu entering with a gift from her daughter Riddhima Kapoor’s jewellery line. Randhir Kapoor posed too before escorting son-in-law Saif Ali Khan and his daughter upstairs. Saif, who had been the guest of honour at an event earlier in the day, had picked Bebo en route. While the begum looked radiant in a shimmery gown, the nawab didn’t have time to change from his blue Nehru jacket. Too young to join the revelry, four-monthold Taimur stayed home.
As is wont at all Kapoor dos, food, drinks and heart-to-heart conversations flowed. While fans and photogs enjoyed treats outside, the party spilled over to the next day. “We laugh, talk over each other, eat, drink and enjoy time with our family. My children hosted a lovely party for my 70th birthday (February 15), and now they did it again for my wife, Babita. We are blessed,” Randhir told Mirror, pointing out that he’d like to lay his hands on all the wonderful pictures too. “I love saving pictures!”
Shashi Kapoor’s daughter, Sanjana, made a rare appearance, posing for the family picture alongside brother Kunal and nephew Zahan, cousin Reema Jain and her sons Armaan and Adaar, the late Shammi Kapoor’s wife, Neila Devi and her son Aditya Raj Kapoor. Randhir’s brothers, Rishi and Rajeev, were there too as were Karisma’s children, Samaira and Kiaan Raj.
Ladies who lunch
On Thursday, the Kapoor girls — Babita, Karisma, Kareena and Samaira — with Kiaan Raj, reunited to go to church. Babita’s mother was a British-Christian and the family has continued the tradition of going to church to mark important days of the year, including Christmas Mass. After paying obesience, the group headed to lunch at a popular pan-Asian restaurant in Bandra. Bebo put her best foot forward while pouting for pictures. Now, that’s how a birthday’s done.