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Kareena Kapoor opens up on son Taimur's naming controversy

The actress says her son's name bears no resemblance to any person dead or alive.

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Mayur Lookhar

Kareena Kapoor Khan recently walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week where she chose to end the needless controversy over her new born’s name. Kareena and her husband Saif Ali Khan had named their son, born on 20 December, Taimur. Soon social media went beserk, with many on Twitter mocking the star couple for naming their son after a 12th century Turco-Mongol dictator Timur. 

Making a first appearance on the ramp since giving birth, Kareena Kapoor expressed surprise at the controversy. 

Speaking to reporters at Lakme Fashion Week, Kapoor said, “I don’t know why people took the name so personally. But like Saif said, we love the name and most importantly the family loves it. It has no resemblance to any person living or dead. We love the meaning of the name (Taimur means iron)," she said, adding, “I am so happy that people supported us, the kind of love they have shown to us and I think that has been the most important thing for us.”

On a lighter note, the Udta Punjab actress was also asked how Saif Ali Khan is taking care of his son. Kapoor replied, “He is so hand’s on because he has done it before, but I feel there is an intensity with which his son looks at him, more than when he looks at me. So, there is already a bond between them. Also, Saif is a pro, he does everything, including changing the diaper.”

Kapoor also revealed how being a mother is going to be the best phase in her life. “Motherhood is going to be the best phase of my life. I am super excited. It has just been 46 days so I don’t know about the change, but yeah, now your heart doesn’t beat inside you, it is outside in someone else’s body. When you look at your baby, you realise that,” said Kapoor. 

The actress will next be seen in in the film Veere Di Wedding.