The green-eyed boy Taimur Ali Khan is the son of India’s two most good-looking and popular A-list actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan. Well, no doubt, he has got good looks and stardom in his genes. He was the youngest son of the Kapoor clan until before his younger brother Jehangir Khan was born on 21st February 2021. But the way the entire paparazzi, media and their fans had gone crazy over Taimur has been unparalleled in the history of Bollywood star kids. In this post, we are going to explore everything that makes this destined boy so loved, adored and a recipient of such an unrivaled frenzy.
Taimur Ali Khan – The Star in His Own Right
Kareena Kapoor Khan has always been in news for all the good reasons. The actor is a favourite of the masses as well as classes. The paparazzi love to capture her candid shots as and when they can. It has been often said that no matter whether her movies do well or trip at the box office, Kareena Kapoor has always been a star. Her stunning Indian beauty is mesmerizing and owing to her family background and her acting talents, she has always managed to work with some of the biggest production houses in the industry. There have been roles specially carved out keeping Kareena Kapoor in mind. She has been paired with almost all of the leading Indian actors by now. With such an illustrious repertoire of work, she is definitely one of the most highlighted and closely followed Indian celebrities.
Indian media had gone all nuts capturing the couple when they first made their relationship public in the year 2008. It has been a visual treat for their fans since then getting to see the stunning images of both Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan together since then. Though their marriage in October 2012 was a very private affair, the shutterbugs still managed to get some inside images from the ceremonies. The audiences have been hooked to their screens looking at the beautiful images of the couple since then.
It was around 3.5 years post her wedding that Kareena announced the news of her pregnancy to the world. With the whole of India eagerly anticipating the good news, it was a moment of great joy for her fans. The kind of dedicated professional that she is, Kareena Kapoor continued with her work commitments all through her pregnancy months. Candid images of her pregnant self while shooting for her movies, endorsements, brand campaigns and lunching and dining with friends and families would often crop on our Instagram feeds and magazines.
When, finally on 20th December 2016, her first son was born and the couple put out the first image of the golden boy on their Social Media, the whole country could not take their eyes off. Needless to say, Taimur is a beautiful child. Since his birth, the boy has been relentlessly followed by cameras, striving hard to get a glimpse of him, everywhere he went.
Some people are said to be born with silver spoons, guess, this child was born with an entire diamond-encrusted crockery set. He was a star even while in his mother’s womb. Such was the craze for him after his birth, that even one blurry image of him posted on social media would go viral within seconds. Even as a toddler, he kind of surpassed the obsession and following his parents have enjoyed after years of hard work. Guess that is what comes with being born to star parents like these.
Taimur Ali Khan – Why Can’t We Just Get Enough of This Star Child?
But it is not that Taimur Ali Khan is the first star child to be ever born in the industry. There have been superstars and megastars before and they too have had kids, but nothing touches even close to how the fans went berserk over Taimur’s birth. Whether it is Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s younger son Abram Khan (born in 2013) or Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s daughter Aaradhya Bachchan (born in 2011), the media had not gone obsessed to these extents.
Even the tiniest of his gestures and gimmicks captured on Instagram videos would take the whole social media by storm. Maybe a part of this hysterical emotion towards the star child is because of the extensive space that the social media platform Instagram holds in our life now. Earlier we could only ‘Google it’ if we wanted to see the images of a star or their families. But now with easy insights into their personal lives through our Insta feeds, our interest in being updated on everything happening in their lives has increased manifold. There are paparazzi handles like Manav Manglani, Varinder Chawla, Pinkvilla, Viral Bhayani and more that give you regular capture of every move of these stars and their families. We all have seen cute videos of Taimur Ali Khan accompanying his parents along with his caretakers outside their homes and at their friends and family’s houses.
Now that the child is 4.5 years old, he has got quite used to having cameras all around him and media reporters calling him out to capture his cute gestures. Depending on his mood, he can be spotted waving excitedly at the cameras or just going about doing his business. As a young child his age would normally behave, this constant media scrutiny also kind of baffles him at times. He annoyingly asks the shutterbugs to keep away or ‘just leave him alone’. How much more pressure this child has than a regular child his age would have to bear? He can be seen as grumpy at times or just plain irritated seeing so many people around.
In an interview at the time of Taimur’s birth, Saif Ali Khan confessed that Kareena Kapoor and he were quite worried about how to keep their son away from too much media exposure and glare. They wanted to give him the environment that a normal child would have and save him from so much publicity and attention. But guess, it was tough for them to mellow down their son’s stardom. They can’t hide him away at home or make him overtly conscious of himself.
They have made peace with the very public stature of their son. In an interview later, Saif Ali Khan admittedly said that they have realized that there is very little that they can do to guard Taimur against all the obsessive love and attention that people bestow upon him. Hence, they have accepted the situation as it is. Even after all these years, we are still as obsessed with him as we earlier were. Now with the younger brother in tow, we can’t wait to see both the brothers together, giving us some drool-worthy images and videos of their fun moments.
As Kareena Kapoor Khan carries the young Jehangir in her arms with the very naughty and playful Taimur Ali Khan hopping around her, we just hold our breaths to have more adorable images of the family together. We are sure the paparazzi won’t disappoint us and would keep our Instagram feeds buzzing!