Kareena says marriage is ‘not a crime’ for an actor

The actor says personal and professional aspects of life should not be mixed up.

Creative S Asif Ali/ians March 13, 2013
The actor says personal and professional aspects of life should not be mixed up. PHOTO: FILE


Actor Kareena Kapoor, who married actor Saif Ali Khan last year, says getting married is not a crime for an actor and believes that personal and professional aspects of life must not be mixed up. She even cited examples of yesteryears’ actors who continued acting after marriage.

“If a girl loves someone and gets married, it doesn’t mean that people will not love her or her role on-screen. These [films and marriage] are two different aspects and we should not try and club them. Anyway, falling in love or getting married is not a crime,” the 32-year-old said Tuesday during an event.

“I think people are talking more about it now. Earlier, be it Waheeda [Rehman] jee or Sharmila [Tagore] jee, they were all married and they all acted in films like Daag, Amar Prem and Guide. It has been happening ever since,” said the actor.

Kareena and Saif tied the knot on October 16, 2012.


While her fellow actors like Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza and Preity Zinta have tried their hand at film production, Kareena has no such plans. She says she is all for acting and hopes she is on the set even when she takes her last breath.

“I have never been interested in production, direction or writing. I have been interested in acting since childhood and I will continue doing so till I grow old. I will keep on visiting the sets and hope I will even die on the sets,” expressed the actor.

Kareena comes from Bollywood’s famed Kapoor family, which has produced legendary actors like her great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor and grandfather Raj Kapoor. Her parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita made their mark as popular actors, too, and Kareena’s elder sister Karisma Kapoor was among the top actors of 1990s. Her cousin Ranbir Kapoor is also touted as Bollywood’s latest youth icon.

Kareena herself is one of the top-rated talents and is currently busy shooting for Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha and Karan Johar’s Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2013.

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