Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has made a stunning revelation about her three-year-old son Taimur Ali Khan by announcing that she wants him to follow the footsteps of her late father-in-law Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. She said that her secret wish was for Taimur to become a cricketer and not an actor. Her husband Saif Ali Khan’s late father was a celebrated cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team.
Kareena made her desire public during the dance reality show Dance India Dance, which is broadcast on Zee TV every week. While shooting for the last episode of her show, she was seen in conversation with her guest and former India captain Kapil Dev. She told Kapil Dev, who was instrumental in leading the Indian team to lift the first-ever cricket World Cup in 1983, “Andar hi andar ek khwaish hai ki mera beta shayad cricketer ban jaae. (I have this wish that my son grows up to be a cricketer).”
Kareena had plenty of fun with Kapil Dev and even faced his bowling. Even though she struggled in the beginning because of her saree, she was finally able to hit the former Indian captain’s bowling for a ‘six.’ Kapil too decided to show his batting prowess to Bebo, who took control of bowling from the other end.
The World Cup-winning former Indian captain signed a bat for Kareena. An overwhelmed Bebo said that this was for her son Taimur. She confessed publicly, “Is se better gift mere liye nahi ho sakta (There cannot be a better gift for me).”
Ibrahim, Saif’s son from his first wife Amrita Singh, is also a cricket enthusiast. Several media reports in the past were attributed to Ibrahim saying that he too had no ambition to act in Bollywood.
Taimur is currently in England with Dad Saif, who’s shooting for Jawani Jaaneman, which also features Tabu. Kareena too was in London and returned to Mumbai on Tuesday to shoot for the new episode of Dance India Dance.
On the work front, Kareena has just completed the shooting for Angrezi Medium opposite Irrfan Khan. Her other forthcoming projects also include Good News, which has Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh among others.