It’s not easy for any woman to play the role of a stepmother, on-screen or off-screen, not even for a Bollywood diva. But there are examples of celebrities like Kareena Kapoor, Kiran Rao, Soni Razdan and Leela Chandavarkar who have successful relationships with their stepchildren from the beginning. Perhaps it became possible because they came into the lives of their fathers long after they were separated. There are stepmoms like Shabana Azmi, Helen and Supriya Pathak who had to work hard for years to make a bond of affection with their stepchildren. Then there are the likes of Manyata Dutt who only share a decent bond with her stepdaughter Trishala. But unfortunately, there are onscreen superstars like Hema Malini and late Sridevi who failed to connect with their stepchildren despite all their efforts over the years.
Is it the cost of the fame they had to pay? We wonder…
Being a stepmom is not at all a cakewalk, be it a normal middle-class woman or a Bollywood diva. A stepmom requires a lot of emotional and mental strength to gain acceptance from their step kids.
Bollywood actresses with their stepkids
Some Bollywood actresses with step kids are Kareena Kapoor Khan, Leela Chandavarkar, Soni Razdan. These divas have a good relationship with their stepchildren as their parents were separated a long time before the fathers got into a new relationship.
Celebrities and their step-parents
Celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar have stepmothers in the Bollywood industry. They were not successful initially to win over the hearts of their children but eventually, things between them settled down.
Not all celebrity stepmoms were successful in establishing a good relationship with their stepchildren though. Superstars like Hema Malini and Sridevi failed to win over the hearts of their stepchildren, although Hema Malini now has a good relationship with Sunny Deol. The reason behind their initial failure might be their huge stardom.
Here’s a look at Bollywood actresses and their step kids and what kind of a relationship they have now.