The couple separated in 1988 but did not divorce
Randhir Kapoor and Babita are one of those Bollywood couples who did not get divorced even after the end of their marriage and they were seen together on many occasions despite the souring in the relationship. Randhir Kapoor and Babita were married in 1971, but due to some differences, both separated in 1988 but did not divorce.
Mother Babita brought up both daughters Kareena and Karisma
The distance between Randhir and Babita remains the same even today. Kareena Kapoor had revealed in an interview that her mother Babita has single-handedly raised her two daughters – Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor and led a normal life despite being born in the Kapoor family. Let’s know why Randhir and Babita did not divorce despite all the differences?
First meeting and love at first sight
Randhir and Babita first met in 1969. At that time Randhir Kapoor accompanied his father Raj Kapoor on the sets of his film ‘Sangam’. When Randhir caught sight of Babita who was present there, he kept looking at her. Both were giving heart to each other at first sight. The two had an affair for two years when Babita came to know that the daughter-in-law of the Kapoor family could not work in films. Babita got worried knowing this. She did not want to leave her film career. She told Randhir Kapoor to either marry her or leave her.
Raj Kapoor got Randhir-Babita married on this condition
According to media reports, Randhir Kapoor decided to introduce Babita to the family thinking that he would make Babita a heroine in the film in which he would work. Raj Kapoor did not mind working with Babita’s son Randhir, but he was not ready to accept her as his daughter-in-law, but a condition was put in front of the son’s love that Babita would not work in films after marriage. . Babita loved Randhir very much and he happily accepted the condition.
Because of this the rift started
Randhir Kapoor and Babita got married on 6 November 1971 and in 1974 the first daughter Karishma was born. When Randhir’s films started flopping in the 1980s and due to that flop, his financial problems also started. Not a single film of Randhir was playing. Because of this Randhir started drinking more and he stopped focusing on his acting career. This also affected his marriage to Babita. Then in 1987, Babita decided to separate from Randhir Kapoor.
Randhir had told the reason for separating from Babita
In an interview to ‘Hindustan Times’ in 2017, Randhir Kapoor had revealed that not much has changed between Babita and them. That ‘Babita is an important part of my life. He has given me two lovely children. We have grown up and we have decided to live apart. But we are not enemies, we have never thought of getting divorced for the sake of children.
Babita decided to stay separately because…
Randhir had also told that he and Babita decided to separate because Babita did not like his lifestyle. ‘She (Babita) thought that I was a very bad person, who drinks a lot and comes home late at night. That’s what they didn’t like and I didn’t want to live my life according to them. Of course we had a love marriage but she could not accept me as I am. But that’s fine. we have two children. Babita raised them in the same way and today both are successful in their careers. What more could I ask for as a father?’