Mumbai: As soon as Saif Ali Khan confirmed his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan’s pregnancy, the news spread like wildfire with several speculations associated to it.
For the uninitiated, there were speculations that Kareena, who is due in December, will push forward the shoot of her next ‘Veere Di Wedding’. Sonam Kapoor, who was speaking to media at an event in Mumba, dismissed the rumours by calling it “untrue and just gossip.”
“Nobody from the newspaper has contacted us nor they are picking up the phone for clarification. Honestly, this is just a gossip. We are about to start shooting of certain portions of the film. However, most of the film will be shot in April post-delivery. It’s completely untrue and irresponsible way of writing news. I didn’t expect that,” said Sonam Kapoor.
Recently, Kareena Kapoor’s pregnancy led to speculation about her still being able to do the film. Director Rohit Shetty had also confessed to finding it odd to approach her for a film due to her pregnancy. Kareena had then said, “I think those who have a role for me, they’ll come to me, pregnant or not… I am very proud of the phase I am in and there is nothing to hide about it. Whichever film I choose to do, will see me the way I am… Right now, we are still working on dates, what we’re going to do, whether we are going to start the film now, all depends on how I feel.”
Meanwhile at the same event, Sonam Kapoor, who has always confessed to being a feminist, is unhappy with the patriarchal nature of the Indian society, which treats women in an inferior manner and constantly judges them on the basis of their appearance and behaviour.
Sonam said, “Ours is a patriarchal society. For an actress, sportswomen and even for women in media, we have a lots of odds stacked against us where we are judged from the way we look, to the way we speak to whether we are pregnant or not. We go through issues. We are seen as we are not capable or strong. Women are looked upon as they can’t do a lot of things and judged on it. It is very unfair.”
Sonam added, “I am hoping things will be better. I am an optimistic person. If we help women, our society gets better. They are the foundation to a better India. Olympics was a great example. They would have done better had they got more support. I would request the government to invest more money into sport and female education. The government needs to support. I have been blessed with a lot and I try to give back to my city in whatever way possible.”