At one point, Shahrukh was rumored to be coming. But it looks like they scaled back after Shashi’s death. Which is good, because if Shahrukh had come, I would be SO JEALOUS! What does that baby have that I don’t have? Why would Shahrukh go to his party and not mine?
For my first birthday, my grandparents came and my Mom made a cake that looked like a balloon because I really liked balloons. We didn’t go to our family palace, we didn’t ride horses or have a carousel, there were no movie stars at all, it was all pointless! I wasn’t even as cute as Taimur (now wait for my mother to read this and call me up and say “oh you were so cute! you were the cutest baby in the world”).
Anyway, spoiled little fat cute Taimur got a super super big birthday at the family palace. And his Daddy has a mustache! I’m not sure how I feel about that. I mean, I’m okay with the big birthday, all babies are special and blah blah, it’s the mustache I’m uncertain about.
Birthday cake! Guess his mother didn’t make it for him herself. Also not clear on the theme. That looks like Tigger at the top, but then all the others just look like regular animals, not Winnie the Pooh animals.
Baby with maternal cousins! Karisma’s kids. I find it charming that her daughter wears glasses. No reason, I just always find little girls in glasses charming.
Okay, Taimur got balloons too, just like I did at my first birthday.
The birthday boy! In his little royal Pataudi suit, babysized.
Birthday carousel! Taimur may not be into it.
This he is in to! A born horseman, so long as it is a mouse-horse made of plastic.
Not so much with the real horse. Also, love that Kareena has a coffee cup with her. Parental realness!
Speaking of parental realness, this has very much a look of “do you think we should movie him?” “No, he seems happy” to it.
We’ve seen Pataudi prince styling, now check out movie star style Taimur from the other side of the family!
And just plain baby Taimur (I assume that is cake all over his face)
Taimur with aunt Karisma, looking all snuggly.
Another look at the mustache. And glasses. I don’t think I like either of them. The baby accessory is good, but I would get rid of the rest of it.
Remember Armaan Jain? Who we HATE because he is forcing himself down our throats with all his “I’m a Kapoor!” stuff? Does this make you like him more or less? I think more because it is being cute with a baby, but a lot less because it is him posting this photo on twitter in order to, once again, remind us he is a Kapoor.
Tractor! Baby on tractor! Okay, I did that. Me and Taimur don’t have a completely different childhood, we went to a family farm and climbed on tractors around that age.
Okay, cute family photo and all that, but WHOSE HAND IS BABITA HOLDING???? It’s like some disembodied ghost hand or something! I can’t make sense of the space of it all.
And the poster shot for the TV miniseries about their life in which Saif is the dastardly land owner having an affair with his own sister-in-law and someone tries to murder him in the first episode, and the rest of the show is unraveling the mystery. I would watch that miniseries.
Finally, the custom light display. Which, again, my parents didn’t get a custom light display for my first birthday! My babyhood was worthless.