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Neelima Azeem on her divorce with Pankaj Kapur: I didn’t decide to separate. He moved on
Raising a child Alone is never easy. Neelima Azeem had separated from husband Pankaj Kapur when their son Shahid was just three and a half years old. The veteran actress recently opened about her divorce and even revealed whose decision it was to end the marriage.
Neelima Azeem married Pankaj Kapur in 1979. They parted ways after just five years of marriage. Recently, revealing whose decision it was to separate, Neelima told Pinkvilla, “I would like to say that I didn’t decide to separate. It’s a fact. He moved on and it was a difficult thing for me to stomach but he also had his reasons. We had been friends for a long time. I think I was 15 years old when I became friends with him. He had very good reasons and I understood it.”
The actress said that it was a painful decision for both of them. “When there’s a break-up, which is called divorce, it is painful for both. There was a lot of friendship and attachment but there was heartbreak. It’s alright. He’s very well settled with his family today and I wish him well, ” she shared.
Sharing how Shahid was her only source strength, Neelima said, “He (Shahid) gave me an insurmountable belief in life. I was young so I was able to do it again. It took time though, it took me about a couple of years, but then I was fine.”
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Before Pankaj, Neelima was married to Ustad Raza Ali Khan and Rajesh Khattar however neither of them lasted. Whereas Pankaj went on to marry actress, Supriya Pathak.
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