Her wedding card is out, her trousseau is ready and her mom-in-law is going to town about her marriage with son, Saif Ali Khan. Finally, Kareena Kapoor, who has always kept mum on the matter, has opened up to us. “I’m already married to Saif! We just have to legalise it on paper and we’re doing that soon!,” she says.
And what about the honeymoon? “We already go on holidays as if there’s no tomorrow. The other day, my friend Arjun Kapoor (Boney Kapoor’s son) told me that if Saif and I go on another holiday again, it’ll be our 250th honeymoon! But in December we are taking off again,” says Kareena.
Here are bits from the interview:
Bollywood is cruel to married female actors. Are you ready for that?
Who knows, I may be the game changer!...I’d never compromise my career for love or vice versa. Look at my mother-in-law. Her best works were after marriage. She’s a huge inspiration for me. Saif and I will continue to work with whoever we choose to.
As Kareena Kapoor Khan?
Why not? Saif and I have been living together for five years. We bought our house and did it up together. Being together hasn’t changed our work status, so how is it going to change now?
What has Saif contributed to your life?
Lots. But most importantly, the understanding that’s there’s a life beyond films. He’s liberated me as a person. I’ve learnt to appreciate the finer things in life. We go skiing and fishing together, and also to exhibitions and museums... I’ve developed a keen interest in art, paintings, and even reading now.
What do you like best about him?
Saif is very English, yet very desi. But the best part is that he is least-bothered towards competition in the industry.
How’s your relationship with Saif’s children?
Great, touch wood! I love them a lot and get the same love and respect from them. They are growing up fast. Sarah looks so lovely!
What’s Saif’s take on your film, Heroine?
He’s least bothered about the hoopla around Heroine. Jab We Met (2007) was the last film of mine that he watched.