Here's why Randhir Kapoor has given his nod to Karisma's second marriage
"I don’t think there is anything wrong in that (remarriage) in today’s time," says Randhir Kapoor about daughter Karisma walking down the aisle again.
Single mum Karisma Kapoor may not have experienced wedded bliss the first time around, but it looks like she is not afraid to walk down the aisle again. And, incidentally the one person who is supporting her to start afresh is none other than her father Randhir Kapoor.
Yes, you read that right.
Kapoor recently revealed that his daughter has his blessings whenever she decides to walk down the aisle for the second time.
And from the looks of his confident statement, the mum-of-two—who is rumoured to be dating Mumbai-based pharmaceutical honcho Sandeep Toshniwal—may be all set to tie the knot.
"If Karisma wants to get married, then she has my blessings"
In his recent interview with a daily, Kapoor dished about his consent, if his daughter decides to remarry. He also added that while he had seen pictures of Karisma and Sandeep together, he wasn't aware if they were in fact, together.
But nonetheless, she has his support.
"If she (Karisma) wants to get married, then she has my blessings. She is young and must be seeing him (Sandeep), I don’t know. I also see their photographs,” shared the doting dad.
In fact, Karisma and Sandeep have often been spotted together- attending parties and going on dinner dates. He was also present at Randhir's 70th birthday recently.
While it is safe to say that they are dating, dad Randhir only has one concern- Samaira and Kiaan Raj.
"I don’t think there is anything wrong in that in today’s time"
“If she wants to begin her life again and her children are happy with it (her decision to get married again) then I will support them. I don’t think there is anything wrong in that in today’s time,” added dad Randhir.
This is not the first time Randhir has expressed his support and love for his darling daughter. A few months back he made a similar statement but added that Lolo (as Karisma is fondly called) is not really interested in marriage.
“I think Lolo is very well settled and happy. I have never discussed the issue of marriage with her but if she does plan to, she will always have my blessings. But I don’t think she wants to get married," he said at the time.
Remarriage is a major life transition for the family
But it looks like Lolo is ready to move on to the next step. However, as Randhir mentioned the kids need to be happy with this decision and that can only happen when both the parent as well as the new partner work together with the kids.
As Delhi-based clinical psychologist Anuja Kapur tells us, "Remarriage is not a recreation of the two-parent family; it is another major life transition for the family." She lists a few steps with which parents can help the blending process easier on kids of a broken marriage.
- Share your feelings with your children: Let them know you still care about them and that they're not being replaced or forgotten. Invite them to express their thoughts and emotions, and be open to making changes in how you handle the transition.
- Sympathise with their feelings: Regardless of your children's ages, remarriage evokes strong feelings that they may not understand or be able to communicate. Children see remarriage as a loss — often at the end of a string of losses. Validate your children's feelings by listening to and acknowledging their concerns.
- Allow them time to adjust: While children may eventually embrace the new relationships, few do so at first. Be sensitive to this need for time to adjust. Do not force children to accept the situation. You can, however, expect them to be courteous and respectful.