Kareena has not converted to Islam: Saif Ali Khan

  • Medha Shri Dahiya, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2015 14:07 IST

Ever since she got married to Saif Ali Khan in October 2012, Kareena Kapoor Khan has regularly become the target of certain religious groups, who have used her as the poster girl for ‘Love Jihad’ (a controversial term given by religious outfits to a Muslim man marrying a Hindu woman).

Outraged by the concept, Saif feels that his actor-wife is being wrongly targeted by these groups. “People say she has converted. No, she hasn’t,” he points out.

The 44-year-old Bollywood star believes that the talks of ‘Love Jihad’ are actually “regrettable”. “These talks — emotionally, intellectually and socially — do not feature in our lives anywhere. The character, wisdom and intellect of such sources should be considered before taking them seriously,” says Saif.

He also feels that Kareena should be known for her work more than anything else. “The country should be proud of Kareena’s contribution to cinema and society. She has worked for women’s rights and better health. She should be celebrated as a symbol of a strong, modern individual,” he adds.

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