A very Happy Birthday to Kareena Kapoor Khan, the begum of Bollywood. Famous for the straightforward attitude and outspoken nature, Kareena has been our favourite since she made her debut in the film Refugee. She won our hearts with her marvellous portrayal of Geet in Jab We Met and that’s when we knew that the Kapoor does belong to the legacy. On her birthday we bring to you the high, low and the controversial part of the real Kapoor scion.
According to the Kapoor family, the name Kareena has been derived from the book, ‘Anna Karenina’, the book which her mother Babita read while she was pregnant.
Kareena attended the wedding of Saif Ali Khan with Amrita Singh when she was 11. On congratulating Saif, he answered, “Thank you beta!”
Kareena was cast opposite Hrithik in the film, Kaho Naa Pyaar hai, directed by his father Rakesh Roshan. She had later abandoned it, apparently because it was focussed more on Hrithik.
In an wax museum of London, Madame Tussauds, a wax sculpture has been built of Kareena, where her lips have been identified by the Indian media as her trademark.
She is a big foodie and never sacrifices her kachoris or samosas. Besides rice, Kareena loves to have sugar in her food. Infact she can’t live without it!
Kareena is the only actress to have worn 138 designer dresses in the movie Heroine!
Kareena turned singer for the film Dev, though it couldn’t make an impact on the audience.
Bebo went on to call Bipasha Basu as ‘Kalli Billi’ due to her dusky complexion. She was not happy when his fiancee Saif was out for shooting with Bipasha in Turkey for Race 2 and also commented on John Abraham’s poor acting skills, the then boyfriend of Bipasha.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s friction with Priyanka Chopra has been frequent on tabloids. She openly says, “ My Heroine is better than Fashion”, to which Priyanka Chopra comments “sour grapes” hitting Kapoor back!
In 2009, Shiv Sena and the some other political groups protested against her bare back poster for her film Kurbaan. But Bebo didn’t give a damn about it. She never failed to flaunt!
In 2012, controversies even rose higher when she decided to marry Saif Ali Khan. The couple was threatened by the extremists on the internet. Kareena was even accused of converting to Islam for the sake of her marriage with Saif, which was however not true.
Kareena Kapoor is known to reject big movie offers from Bollywood. When questioned she says,’ I feel glad and honoured to give work to other people. I hope they become stars as I have rejected big films.’ Due to her comment, she has even been asked to do ‘charity’ by a fellow actress.
Bebo has been through a lot of ups and downs but she has ruled Bollywood like the Begum she is. She will always be the ultimate Heroine!