Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan who has appeared in over 50 films has made a niche for herself in the industry. The actress who mesmerised the audience with her performance in films like 'Aśoka', 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...', 'Mujhse Dosti Karoge!', 'Omkara', 'Jab We Met', '3 Idiots', to name a few, definitely counts among the A-listers of the industry.
The actress who is known to be very close to her family, recently opened up about her journey in the industry to social media blog 'Humans of Bombay' which retells the stories of Mumbai city's inhabitants. The diva who is the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor said that she was fascinated by her sibling's glamour before she stepped in the industry. She also revealed that Karisma groomed her to wade through this industry as a woman.
“When I came back home from boarding school, Karisma had just started acting. I was in awe of her–I remember her in ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’, being so passionate. She held herself with such pride through everything; watching her made me want to act too. So when my time came, she taught me to wade through this industry as a woman." she said.
Like every curve has a fall, the actress also had to go through an anti-climax after she reached the peak of success. Talking about the same, she said, "It started out great–I did amazing films. But then for a year, I didn’t work. I felt like my career was over; I was told to ‘re-invent’, become size 0. Everyone goes through a lull in their career. But as an actor, it's worse–there are so many eyes on you!"
However, the actress was quick to catch up, all thanks to her now-husband actor Saif Ali Khan. Revealing how he came as a knight in shining armour in her life, Kareena said, "Somehow through my life, I’ve been blessed with people who have supported me thoroughly! So just when I thought I was falling, Saif caught me. I’d met him before, but while we were filming Tashan, something changed. I wore my heart on my sleeve! He was so charming; I fell for him hook, line & sinker."
I remember while shooting in Ladakh & Jaisalmer, we’d go on long bike rides for some alone time. We’d enjoy the beauty, have great conversations & just bond!
He’s 10 years older than me & has 2 kids. But for me, he was just Saif–he helped me heal & love myself. Maybe it was the fact that we’re so different–he’s more private & not ‘Bollywoodised’, but I imbibed that from him. I learnt to balance things & not let them get to me." she added.
Reminiscing the happy memories of them getting finally deciding to tie the knot, the 'Veere Di Wedding' actress said, "We'd been dating for a while when he said he’s not 25 & can't keep dropping me home every night. So he told my mom, ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with her. We want to live together.' My mom was cool with it. It’s so easy with him. Even when we decided to get married, it felt right."
The actress then talked about how her son Taimur, who came in her life as an inspiration. The Bollywood diva said that the 'Baby Nawab', who is no less than a social media sensation, is the apple of her eye and she can’t go an hour without him.
"A few years later, I was blessed with our son, Taimur. Motherhood is the greatest thing that's happened to me. Taimur is a part of me–I can’t go an hour without him. He’s always with me wherever I am. He makes me want to work harder every day." she said during the conversation.
The actress further talked about how her personal and professional life is balanced and motivate her to grow as an individual.
"I’m at a stage in my life where I don’t have to choose between career & family. I’m doing both. I’m an actor but through all the ups & downs I’ve been a sister, a wife, a mom & none of these roles have deterred me. In fact, it’s put me on the right path. My dreams have gotten bigger–there’s much more to achieve. As an actor, and as a woman.” she concluded saying.
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