It is never easy for stepmoms to get along with their partner’s children. Similarly, kids from the first marriage also have a great difficulty in accepting someone else as their mother. Animosity between stepmoms and stepkids is quite a common occurrence. However, the equation between stepkids and their stepmoms, in most cases have changed a lot, and some have even developed a positive and strong bond.
In fact, there are a lot of Bollywood celebs whose kids have not only respectfully accepted their second marriages [See: 10 Most Famous Bollywood Second Shaadis], but they also seem to share a fabulous rapport with their step-parents. And, it is certainly a welcoming sight to see how many stepmoms from B-town are going the extra mile to develop a healthy relationship with their stepchildren. So, let us take a look at a few such Bollywood stepmoms who have managed to be on good terms with their stepkids.
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After her marriage to Salim Khan, Helen lovingly accepted the four kids he had from his first marriage to Salma Khan- Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail and Alvira. Although Salman and the other kids of Salim were at first a little wary of accepting Helen as their mother, but with the passage of time, they started liking her as well. In fact, Helen has been a part of all family functions and even Salman’s ‘Being Human’ charity shows. She is highly respected and loved by all in the family. Both Salma Khan and Helen have also been spotted together at many events. And, this clearly shows that they share a cordial relationship, and there is no space for insecurity or animosity even between the two ladies.
#2. Kareena Kapoor Khan
When Kareena married Saif Ali Khan, she knew that she would also have to bond well with his two kids from his first marriage to actress Amrita Singh, Sara and Ibrahim. Kareena chose to bond with Saif’s children more as a friend than as a stepmother. Both the kids were part of their wedding celebrations too; and reportedly, share a very good bond with their father’s second wife. In one of the famous celebrity talk shows, Kareena spoke about how happy she feels playing mother to two teenage kids of Saif. Recently, Kareena was also spotted holidaying with Saif and his two kids in London.
#3. Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi, who married the much-admired lyricist and film writer, Javed Akhtar, plays a perfect (step)mother to his two kids from his first marriage, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. They are believed to share a very close and strong bond with each other. This brother-sister duo did not only accept Shabana as their father’s wife, but also harbour respect for her and share an amazing camaraderie with her. They are often spotted attending film events, functions and parties together. During their earlier interviews, Farhan and Zoya have spoken about the guidance and adoration that Shabana showered on them. Shabana, too is all praises about these two kids whenever she gets a chance.
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#4. Supriya Pathak Kapur
Supriya Pathak, the second wife of Pankaj Kapur, not only knows how to win the acclaim of movie lovers and critics, but also has garnered the respect of her stepson, Shahid Kapoor. It is believed that there has never been any kind of animosity between Shahid and Supriya. Both are known to share a good rapport, which can be clearly seen at various public functions and film events that they attend together. Shahid also has a stepsister and a stepbrother, Sanah and Ruhaan, whom he truly adores.
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#5. Soni Razdan
British-born Indian actress, Soni Razdan, is the second wife of celebrated director and producer, Mahesh Bhatt. Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt are Mahesh Bhatt’s kids from his first marriage. Reportedly, both Pooja and Soni share a warm, friendly equation. Less age gap between the two has helped them become more like friends than as a stepmom and a stepdaughter.
#6. Kiran Rao
Director Kiran Rao is the second wife of highly acclaimed actor, Aamir Khan, and she too shares a warm relationship with his two kids from his first marriage to Reema- Junaid and Ira. She is often spotted attending events and dinner parties with the kids. In fact, during one of her interviews, Kiran showered praises on Reema for the way she has brought up the two kids. Kiran and Aamir along with his two kids, are often spotted spending family time together, either on vacations to exotic places or attending functions together.
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#7. Manyata Dutt
The present wife of Sanjay Dutt, Manyata, is known to share a warm relationship with the actor’s daughter, Trishala. Manyata and Sanjay are parents to two cute little twins, Shahran and Iqra. Manyata has often been spotted in the past spending quality time with her stepdaughter.
Kudos to these Bollywood stepmoms, who have managed to establish a good rapport with their step kids, and set an example for others, don’t you agree?