A few weeks ago, Bebo's husband Saif Ali Khan uploaded baby Taimur's picture as his WhatsApp profile picture. Not surprisingly, it quickly went viral. And like any other mommy, Kareena too worried that Taimur might fall prey to evil eyes...
In many Indian households, it is believed that sharing the newborn's picture can put him/her at risk for 'buri nazar'. This, in turn, may affect his health and wellness. The fear of the evil eye is also why many elders in the family recommend applying kajal to the newborn's eyes (which, as we know now, is not advised by doctors). There are also some internet security concerns associated with sharing information about your baby on social media. In fact, child experts warn that we must never share this over the internet, to protect our children from falling prey to cyber threats.
However, Saif confidently brushed these worries away and assured Kareena that they were all going to be just fine. "Agar nazar lagni hoti toh Kareena would be in the hospital by now. I don’t believe in all of that. I didn’t mean to share it. It was my WhatsApp display picture. But it is fine. I don’t plan to hide him."
The result? We have a new picture of Bollywood's own little prince Taimur to feast our eyes on! Have you seen it yet?
In the picture, Kareena can be seen wearing a blue pullover and jeans, and cuddling baby Taimur – clad in a stone-grey overall and a stone-black t-shirt – in her arms. The dark-coloured clothes set off his soft baby skin and ginger hair beautifully. You can see Kareena lovingly planting a kiss on Taimur's head, while he giggles away at the camera. The mommy-baby bond is unmistakable – Taimur looks only far too comfortable and happy to be hoisted into mommy-Kareena's arms!
The New Parents Share How They Plan to Raise Taimur
It can be quite daunting to be a Bollywood star, especially when everyone wants in on your life. But we don't think anyone has nailed the game of being a star the way Bollywood's own little prince Taimur has. At only three months of age, Taimur Ali Khan – son of Bollywood's 'it' couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan – is already an Internet sensation, and is conquering more and more hearts with every new appearance on social media. However, the new parents plan to give their baby boy an upbringing that teaches him to be humble and down-to-earth, aware of his family roots and media interference, but grounded despite it all. "We will have a tough time figuring out how to bring him up. I think Taimur is already a bit of a popular chap. So, I think we will have to teach him to be grounded, as people will watch whatever he does. We have discussed that one of us should be around, and if she shoots for a film, the shift can be adjusted in a way that she is home in time to be with him."
Saif also believes that parents must look after themselves first, for it is only then that they can look after the kids. The key lies in balance: between work and home, as well as between childcare and self-care."The whole world works and brings up children; it’s not impossible. I firmly believe that you have to look after yourself first and then your children. If you are a happy and sorted person only then will your energy be spent in all the right directions.”
Well, we just want to say one thing to you Kareena – when you have so many well-wishers around you and a husband who's already stepped into his Daddy role so well, chances are you and your baby are going to be just fine! We really do hope you're not feeling jittery anymore, Kareena. And of course, we are so glad you comforted her, Saif – we want to see more of your baby boy!
By the way – mommies, did you notice what we did in Taimur's new picture? Take a closer look at Taimur's face. Don't you think he looks like dadu Randhir Kapoor? Source
We don't think there is any family, or any couple, that has not jokingly debated over who the new baby in the family looks like. The girl's side of the family thinks the baby looks like them; the boy's side of the family claims the baby looks like them. Meanwhile, the baby is just looking at all these adults quarrelling and probably saying to himself – 'Hey, I look like them both! Can't you see?'
One thing we can say for sure – whether Taimur ends up looking like the Kapoors or the Khans, he is going to grow up to be one handsome fella alright! Having inherited the good looks of two of Bollywood's most gorgeous-looking people, it is a given, isn't it?
So what do you think? Who does baby Taimur look like - tell us in the comments! :-)
1. Mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan
2. Daddy Saif Ali Khan
3. Dadu Randhir Kapoor
4. I don't care – he's just so cute!