Kareena Kapoor Khan and Soha Ali Khan have always got along very well with each other. But they got closer to each other after the two became mothers at around same time. Taimur Ali Khan is about nine months older to his first cousin Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and more often than not, we see them chilling together! Both Kareena and Soha enthusiastically organise playdates for them and it is evident that they want to make sure that their kids grow up with a strong sense of a sibling bond with each other. In a recent interview to Elle, Soha said that to make up for the fact that the kids do not have a huge family or a palatial home like she grew up in, they organise playdates for them at Amrita Arora, Babita Kapoor or Kareena – Saif’s residence.
Soha Ali Khan said, “Inaaya and Taimur enjoy each other’s company — he’s very curious and he keeps watching her. Sometimes the two will hold hands or touch faces. We take them to Amrita Arora’s home which has a lush garden with swings and slides, or sometimes at Kareena’s home, where we’re playing with Taimur’s train sets. On other days, we take them to play football or to swim.”
She added, “I grew up in a big family with my cousins and grandparents around me. We also had a lot of dogs and huge gardens where we played cricket and slept under the stars. Today, Kunal and I live alone, and our families are far away, so I feel Inaaya misses out on a lot. What’s more, Inaaya and Taimur are always surrounded by the press wherever we go. I feel childhood is all about innocence — even if the parents have chosen to have a public life, the children should be allowed some privacy.”