"I am like you do what you want to do in life."
Actress and mother of Taimur Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan has revealed her thoughts on the ongoing nepotism debate in Bollywood.
The actress believes the debate around nepotism has once again resurfaced because of the strain and boredom of lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to Anupama Chopra, Kareena once again stated that she does not know why people are obsessed with nepotism saying, “why everyone has gone on this huge discussion?”
In fact, the nepotism debate in Bollywood was resurfaced due to the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
His shocking death revealed that the late actor was mistreated as an ‘outsider’ and as a result, he lost many projects.
Kareena Kapoor, who is a star child, stated that just because she is an actress it does not necessarily mean her son Taimur will also be an actor. She explained:
“I think everyone gets what they deserve in their lives, what is there in their destiny. Yeh nahi hai ki Taimur Ali Khan is going to become the biggest star in this country. He’s not.
“He’s probably the most photographed child in this country, for whatever reason, I have no clue. I will also wish for my son that he be self-sufficient and self-reliant.
“I am like you do what you want to do in life. You want to be a chef somewhere, a pilot, whatever you want to do.
“I want him to fly and be happy in his life. And it’s not necessary that because he has successful parents, he will be successful.
“His journey is going to start when he wants to start. He has to find his own path. His parents are not going to help him in whatever way.”
Kareena continued to mention that during the start of her career, she was known as Karisma Kapoor’s sister. Instead, she had to make her own way in the industry.
“So all this nepotism ki ye hoga woh hoga, Taimur star banega…. arre we also don’t know,” she said.
Speaking about her pregnancy, the actress revealed that she wishes to work through her pregnancy like she did when she was expecting Taimur.
However, due to Covid-19, she is aware that she will have to be realistic in her wish.
Kareena further added that she will be cautious with what she eats. Her first pregnancy saw her eat milk and besan laddoos and paranthas.
On the work front, Kareena will be shooting for her role in the upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha first before she grows “huge.”