Kareena Kapoor Khan believes in Equality, but does NOT call herself a feminist
BY ANUJ RADIA
Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan is gearing up for the release of her big-ticket film Veere Di Wedding. At it’s music launch in Mumbai on Tuesday, she said that though she does believe in equality, she does not relate to feminism.
Veere Di Wedding is a dramedy about four female friends in their late 20s fighting their own life battles. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. At the event, Kareena was asked what is feminism for her and if she identifies with the concept.
Hesitant to give an answer initially, Kareena finally said, “I believe in equality. I won’t say I am a feminist,” she began, as her co-star, Sonam, a self-confessed feminist, cheered her on.
“I would say I am a woman. Above all, I am a human being. But I would say I am as much proud to be known as Saif Ali Khan’s wife as I am to be Kareena Kapoor,” Kareena continued, as her Veere Di Wedding team on the stage welcomed her answer with an applause.
Veere Di Wedding is a female buddy film about four girls living in an urban setting and their struggles in life. Kareena has always been vocal about her personal life, but in this film, she playing a character which is commitment phobic.
Asked about her role selection criteria, she said, “I think what made me take up this part is that for me, as a commercial mainstream actor who is always used to work with mainstream actors, be it, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan…
For me, it was very different to be part of a film with four girls. I think the story is something I got completely obsessed with and I thought it was really cool. And I think who better than this entire team to put this film together. I think this was the reason I wanted to do Veere Di Wedding. As far as my character Kalindi is concerned, I think she is really cool and there is a reason why she is commitment phobic, which will be seen in the film.”
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