Ranbir Kapoor is 35 years old and unabashedly a mama’s boy. Or so the rumours go. His mom, a popular former star in her heydays, ironically has never approved of any of the actresses her darling son has dated. Strange, considering that Neetu was not exactly to the manner born. So it is hard to understand her inherent disdain for her son’s ex-girlfriends be it Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif.
When Ranbir was dating Deepika, Neetu constantly made snide references about how her son was not getting enough sleep and his girlfriend was not a good influence on him. “The first time he felt involved, I knew the girl was not right for him. I told him don’t get serious so soon, the more you see the more you know and learn, so meet many girls, and go out with them, but don’t commit yet,” was her refrain.
Today that very same Deepika is India’s top female star. And now Neetu Kapoor even sent out a bouquet to the actress, saying “proud of you,” after watching Padmavaat. What exactly was she proud of?
Official girlfriend number two Katrina Kaif assumed she had managed to get the Kapoor boy into her fold after they opted for a live in arrangement, much to mama Kapoor’s disappointment. All Neetu could do was talk about being “happy” for her son even as she plotted Kat’s exit from Ranbir’s life. Who can forget that famous X-Mas lunch at the late Shashi Kapoor’s house, after which Neetu conveniently cropped out Kat from a group picture. Following that, Neetu and Rishi did not attend the family lunch as they didn’t want to bump into Katrina there. This was also a strong message to Ranbir to choose his parents or his girlfriend. The rest is history. “Everyone has their own life. I cannot say anything,” was Neetu’s reaction after the news broke out about Ranbir-Kat break-up clearly dissociating herself from the story.
Recently, she posted happy pictures with actress Alia Bhatt, who celebrated her birthday in Bulgaria, where she was shooting with Ranbir. Neetu appears to be fond of Alia. And when Alia posted a picture of her with Ranbir smartly captioning it, “And its just the beginning,” Neetu replied with heart emoticons on the post.
While there are strong rumours that Alia and Ranbir are dating, insiders insist that it’s not true. And now with reports out on how Ranbir still nurses a soft spot for Pakistani actress and single mom, Mahira Khan, his mum must be getting serious palpitations. “See, Neetu is a caring mother. Ranbir is a soft guy. He never wants to hurt anyone but ends up getting hurt most of the time. That’s the precise reason why Neetu wants him to be careful of the relationships he gets into. For instance, if she like Alia Bhatt and feels that the actress is also the kind of person that Ranbir can be with, she will be fine. Ranbir is a simple guy. Neetu is only scared of a high maintenance bahu in the family,” says a source.
In August last year, Ranbir and his mother had gone off to London, apparently to meet a homely girl from a business family. While Mama Kapoor was convinced, Ranbir wanted time off to get a few blockbusters on the big screen before getting married. Guess this time he is having his way. Maybe he is trying hard to break away from her overbearing arms and Mahira maybe a step in that direction!...