Kareena Kapoor Khan has spoken about everything, from her sex life to her 'alleged' affairs. The actress became quite famous for her savage sassy responses and for calling out the paparazzi, especially when it came to her son, Taimur Ali Khan. And we love her for it! Not only has she stood up for working mothers, but she has also fought the gender stereotypes forced on the women in Bollywood.
So here are our favourite Kareena Kapoor comebacks, where the actress called out the media and her trolls!
On a radio talk show, Kareena Kapoor 'had a middle finger' for the haters in media who called her an unfit and careless mother, "I have to address one thing. Recently, I got trolled on a photo where I was getting into a private jet and the trolling was about how apparently, I’m a careless mother who’s letting my kid be brought up by nannies. To you judgemental folks who know nothing about my life, please note that there’s a finger I’m showing you in my mind right now."
Trolls and paparazzi took a jab at Kareena for sporting a bikini at a family vacation. They even said that Saif shouldn't 'allow' her to wear it! The actress addressed the comment at Arbaaz Khan's talk show and said, “Who is Saif to stop me from wearing a bikini? I don't think my relationship is as such that Saif would ever tell me why are you wearing a bikini or why are you doing such things or what? I don't think so at all. I think we share a very responsible relationship. He trusts me...and whether I am wearing a bikini then obviously there's a reason I am wearing it…….I am taking a dip.”
In an interview with a leading newspaper, the actress spoke about how the paparazzi loves Taimur. She also unveiled that she has been called an unfit mother for letting her son out in public, to be clicked. Kareena had the ideal response to those who questioned her parenting, "I want him to have a normal upbringing and I totally understand that it’s tough to have it in today’s time but it is okay. I am letting him be. I can’t stop him from anything and I will not stop him from having a normal life at all."
When Hrithik and Kareena were doing a string of movies together (Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Mujhse Dosti Karoge and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham), they were linked up numerous times and Kareena addressed it in an interview. She said, "Please give me a break. I am neither besotted with married men nor will I have affairs with them. Married men would be detrimental to my career. Ask the producers, directors and distributors why all of them are hell-bent on signing Duggu (Hrithik Roshan) and me together. Quite obviously because we are a hot pair. So there."
When Kareena was asked about letting Taimur live his life despite the shutterbugs that follow him, she had an apt response to the haters. “In Hollywood, they don’t allow children’s faces to come (publish). But because Saif and I took the modern approach, we can’t do that. He (Taimur) would think ‘what is happening?’ I don’t want him to grow up in that fear. I want him to grow up and fly, that’s what parents want their children to do. I can’t keep him away,” she told PTI.
Paparazzi began flocking the Pataudi residence for a picture of Taimur to an extent that a fight broke out. So the couple held a press conference to address the issue. And Kareena said, “When Taimur starts speaking, we will hold a press conference where he will express his views on important events as and when they happen. Till that time we request the media-persons staying on the footpath outside our house to please vacate. And also refrain from bribing Taimur’s nanny to get inside information.” Oh, snap!
When asked about why she left Kaho Na Pyaar Hai For Refugee, because Abhishek Bachchan was her going-to-be brother-in-law at that point, the actress had an apt response. "I feel honoured and glad to give work to other people. I hope they become stars as I reject big films," she retorted. Ouch! We bet that one hurt.
The actress acknowledged the outrageous standards the media has set for 'airport looks.' Kareena went on record and said, "We should dress like normal human beings. Awful. Why should we have it? Why should we be dressing up to go on a flight? But there's pressure."
Kareena was confronted about returning to work soon after giving birth to Taimur and she had the most fitting response! “I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’m balancing it well. My time with my child is my time. I don’t need to flaunt it on Instagram. I don’t need to flaunt it in front of the media.” Well said, Bebo!
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