“I don’t plan on getting married again and neither does she”

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When Randhir Kapoor Talked About Not Divorcing Babita After Their Divorce
When Randhir Kapoor spoke about not divorcing Babita after their divorce, “I don’t plan on getting married again and neither does she” (Photo Credit : Twitter)

Divorce and divorce are not uncommon in Bollywood now, but in the 80s and 90s it was frowned upon. Even at that time, Randhir Kapoor and his Kal Aaj Aur Kal co-star Babita were an example of a modern family. The two tied the knot in 1971 and chose to live separately in 1988.

Though divorced, they were ardent parents to two of Bollywood’s greatest divas Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor. While they broke up, but still not legally divorced. Scroll down to know more.

In 1969, Randhir Kapoor had accompanied his father Raj Kapoor to the sets of Sangam, where he first met Babita. Cupid struck and they fell in love. They soon started dating, mostly on chupke chupke’s sets. When Raj Kapoor and his family learned of his relationship with Babita, he asked if Randhir had any plans to marry the actress.

Randhir on The Kapil Sharma Show said, “Head time pass kiye jaa raha tha. He was like, ‘Shaadi vaadi karne ka iraada hai ki nahi?, Jab woh buddhi ho jayegi shaadi karega usse.’ However, Randhir and Babita got married on November 6, 1971, just after the release of their movie, Kal Aaj Aur Kal.

Shortly after their marriage, Babita stopped her film career. Things ran smoothly when problems arose. Randhir Kapoor’s acting career started to move south. He then resorted to drinking, which became a crucial reason for their divorce.

In the Hindustan Times, the veteran actor said: ‘She thought I was a terrible man who drank a lot and came home late, which she didn’t like. And I didn’t want to live the way she wanted, and she couldn’t accept me as I am, even though it was a love marriage. So it’s okay. We had two lovely children to take care of. She raised them in the best way and they excelled in their career. As a father, what else could I have wished for?”

Randhir Kapoor and Babita have lived in separate houses for decades. The two, who broke up 34 years ago, never made their split legal. When asked about it, he said, “Divorce for what? Why should we get divorced? I don’t plan on getting married again, and neither does she.”

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