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Birthday Girl Babita Is Much More Than Karisma & Kareena’s Mother

Birthday Girl Babita Is Much More Than Karisma & Kareena’s Mother

I met Babita Shivdasani-Kapoor once over lunch when she  accompanied  her daughter  Kareena to meet me at a  posh restaurant  in suburban Mumbai. She  was  warm and  outspoken and  seemed  interested in  only talking about her daughters. When I would  bring up  the  topic of  her career she  brushed it off, “It was  just a  phase in my life. I wasn’t really career-driven. I wouldn’t say I  was  not serious. I  worked hard for  6 years from 1966 to  1972. Then I  gave it up to marry Daboo(Randhir Kapoor) and had my two daughters Lolo(Karisma) and Bebo(Kareena) and I  never looked back.”

Critics unfairly compared  Babita to her  legendary cousin Sadhana Shivdasani. They were were not  similar  in their personality  or aspirations.

Maybe Babita  should look back a bit to see  her achievements. The fact is, cinema  history has been  unfair to Babita.  Not much of an actress, I know. But  out of the 19 films that she…

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