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Should Kareena Kapoor lose weight?

Kareena Kapoor started the size zero fad in Bollywood when she lost oodles of weight for a bikini stint in her 2008 film Tashan. Now in 2012, ditching her near skeletal frame, she is back to her old plump avatar. Aditi Caroli writes.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 16, 2012 15:32 IST
Aditi Caroli
Aditi Caroli
Kareena Kapoor,Tashan,Sony Vaio

Kareena Kapoor started the size zero fad in Bollywood when she lost oodles of weight for a bikini stint in her 2008 film Tashan. Although the film bombed at the box-office, her slim figure created a lot of buzz.

She was the obvious choice for size zero laptop models by Sony Vaio in 2009 because of her thin frame. "I only lend my name to a brand that is suitable to my personality type. Vaio X is slim, stylish and sexy, something that I easily relate with," she had then said.

Kareena, who is celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar's client, wrote the foreword to her book Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight: "I started working with Rujuta around the time I started working on Tashan and the results are there for all to see: my size zero became a subject of national interest. The media asked me if it was all diet, all exercise or both. My answer: it was seventy percent diet and thirty percent exercise (this through a combination of training and yoga)."

Now in 2012, Kareena is back to her old plump avatar. In fact, she is quite happy to get rid of the tag. "I think size zero was at a time when my role and character needed it in a film. Everybody is relieved now and so am I. Yes, I am feeling good," she had said at EMAET promotional event in Dubai.

On left, Kareena Kapoor's bikini avatar in Tashan (2008), Bebo during EMAET promotional event (2012).

Another influence on her weight is her love. Beau Saif Ali Khan prefers fuller Kareena. "Saif likes me fit, but voluptuous. He doesn't like me too thin," Bebo had admitted.

However, ditching her near skeletal frame, now she has become flabby. Is this what Chote Nawab really likes?

Her latest appearance at the IPL ceremony enthralled one and all but more than her act, the flab on her body screamed for attention. Clad in a halter red-silver top, fat was oozing out from all over. In fact, we tracked down her appearances in the last two months (see gallery on top right) and all you can notice in every picture is her fat arms.

We think she has passed the size zero torch to her sister Karisma who has started looking awkwardly skinny.

There is a difference between thin, fit and fat. Guess Kareena just missed the fit part!

Kareena Kapoor performs at IPL opening ceremony.

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First Published: Apr 05, 2012 16:01 IST