"I managed to break the lock like an actual locksmith"
Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor Khan has revealed why her mom Babita was forced to send her off to a boarding school.
Kareena broke a lock, crept out of her house and met a boy.
The wife of Saif Ali Khan said recently that there was a particular reason that her mother Babita decided to send her to boarding school.
Kareena Kapoor was sent to Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India when she was 14 or 15.
The Heroine (2012) actress revealed that as a teenager she was a very naughty child and gave her mother a tough time.
Bebo, as she is known to many, said she once defied her mother’s demand to stay at home.
Her mother kept the phone in her room and locked the door so that Kareena would not ring any of her friends.
Kareena, the naughty kid she was, decided to pick her mother’s room’s lock.
She broke into her room and then snuck out of the house to meet a boy she liked.
In an interview with Barkha Dutt, Kareena talked about why she became size zero for her movie Tashan (2008), her childhood years and other things.
She said she got a ”bit too naughty and rebellious” during an incident that upset her mother and led to her banishment to a faraway school.
Talking to Barkha Dutt about the reason that led to Babita putting her in Welham Girls’, Kareena said:
“I was around 14-15 and I really liked this boy.
“My mother was obviously upset about it and being a single mother, she was like, ‘This is not going to happen”.
“So she used to lock the phone in her room.”
Kareena told Barkha on the ‘We the Women’ panel:
“I obviously wanted to go out with my friends and meet this particular guy. Mum had gone out for dinner
“I managed to break the lock like an actual locksmith, with a knife, go into the room, take the phone, make plans and run away from the house
“It was that bad”
Welham Girl’s School is a premier boarding school for girls located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
It is one of the oldest and one of the most reputed girls boarding schools.
The school has produced several prominent and well-known personalities who have contributed to society across diverse walks of life.
Some of the famous alumni of Welham Girls’ include
- Meira Kumar (first woman speaker of Lok Sabha)
- Brinda Karat (politician)
- Deepa Mehta (Film Director)
- Tavleen Singh (journalist) and many more
Speaking about her experience of studying in a boarding school, Khan said:
“I think it was brilliant. The kind of exposure, freedom and independence that I learned there also grounded me a lot for the film industry
“in a way, because there you are absolutely alone…you have to make your decisions…there is no mom and dad or anyone covering for you.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her second child.
Saif and Kareena are already parents to Taimur Ali Khan, who is a paparazzi favourite.
Kareena’s chat show, ‘What Women Want’, in which she interviews celebrities from the film industry is a favourite amongst many.
On the show, she talks about different issues from motherhood, divorce, modern dating to fan culture.
She will be seen next in the movie Laal Singh Chaddha, directed by Advait Chandan and starring Aamir Khan.
The film is a remake of Hollywood 1994 film Forrest Gump and is touted to release in theatres during the Christmas period in 2021.