Kareena Kapoor says she married Saif Ali Khan when no actress was getting married: 'It is suddenly cool'

Mar 24, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Kareena Kapoor has said that it is now ‘suddenly cool’ to marry and continue work for actresses, but she got married when none of them was doing it.

Kareena Kapoor has said that she got married at a time when no actress was getting married to secure their careers, and she did so out of her own choice. She added that now it is cool to get married and work, but that was not the norm back in the day. (Also read: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Taimur, Jeh return to Mumbai post vacation)

Kareena Kapoor and husband Saif Ali Khan at a press conference.(AFP)
Kareena Kapoor and husband Saif Ali Khan at a press conference.(AFP)

Almost 12 years after making her debut with JP Dutta's Refugee in 2000 along with Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena got married to Saif Ali Khan in October 2012, and she did not take any break from work after her marriage. Soon, she returned to work and shot one of her most popular numbers, Fevicol Se, for Salman Khan's hit franchise Dabangg 2. She has continued to work in films ever since.

Asked whether box office results bother her anymore, Kareena told ETimes that the box office will always matter, but she is not competing with anyone. "I am in a happy space because I have always chosen to do what I want to do, and I am lucky with that. When I wanted to get married, I did, and it was when no actress was getting married. Today, so many actresses are getting married! It is suddenly cool to be married and working. Earlier, it was about not having children. Then suddenly, it was like…okay you can have a child as well and still be working. I have always done things that I love and believe in."

After welcoming their first child Taimur in 2016, she shot for ads, and even walked the ramp during her pregnancy. She just took two months' break after Taimur's birth and returned to work soon. After the birth of Jeh in February 2021, Kareena was back to work within a month.

Last year, Kareena featured in Aamir Khan's film Laal Singh Chaddha. Directed by Advait Chauhan, the film was the official Hindi remake of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump. The film received mixed reviews and also featured Mona Singh in a prominent role.

Kareena has three interesting projects lined up next - The Crew, The Buckingham Murders and The Devotion of Suspect X.

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