Kareena Kapoor Khan has often opened up about her personal life and how she first met her husband Saif. However, as a mum to two boys, she now discusses the aspects of pregnancy that people seem to sweep under the rug.
In an interview with The Guardian, Kareena stated, “Nobody wants to talk about belching and swollen feet and not feeling sexy enough, or hair loss, or getting such bad mood swings you don’t even feel like talking.”
Bebo declares that she wanted to “own” every bit of it, even though she deemed others don’t.
“Most Bollywood actors, when they get pregnant, don’t leave the house because they are stressed about how they look, that they are no longer this glamorous diva, worried if they put on some weight that people will judge them. There’s still a lot of those taboos.”
Recalling the early days after giving birth to Taimur, she reveals that it was an emergency caesarean as the cord had wrapped itself around the baby’s neck. “There I was: scarred, chubby, puffy, tired. I saw the baby bulge, the dark circles, the dressing bandage of my C-incision. I cannot describe how I felt.”
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Speaking of how her kids were trolled for their given names, Kareena says,
“Honestly, these are names that we just liked; it’s nothing else. They are beautiful names and they’re beautiful boys. It’s unfathomable why somebody would troll children. I feel terrible about it, but I have to just focus and get through it. I can’t be looking at my life through the trolls.”
Moving on to speak of nepotism, Kapoor Khan believes neither she nor Karisma were ever given a role based on anything apart from hard work. “When Karisma joined the film industry, she was the only one in the family working. So it was us, the women, who took the dynasty forward,” she concludes.
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