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  Kareena Kapoor Khan: Boy or girl, how does that matter

Kareena Kapoor Khan: Boy or girl, how does that matter

Published : Sep 14, 2016, 10:53 pm IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2016, 10:53 pm IST

Ever since Saif Ali Khan announced the news that he and his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan are expecting a baby, the expectant has been asked questions that were either intrusive or just silly.

Kareena Kapoor Khan
 Kareena Kapoor Khan

Ever since Saif Ali Khan announced the news that he and his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan are expecting a baby, the expectant has been asked questions that were either intrusive or just silly.

On Monday, the actress, who was present at the Global Citizen India campaign launch held in Mumbai, spoke out especially against the ‘Is it a boy or a girl ’ question, which she gets asked all the time.

“Wherever I go these days, there’s just one question Saif and I are asked, which I think is quite intrusive — ‘is it a boy or is it a girl Have you found out ’ and I am like, ‘Excuse me What difference does it make ’ I am a girl child. I would love to have a girl. What is the difference I think I have done probably more for my parents and my family than a son would,” said Kareena.

Living in a nation where people ask a woman if she is going to stop working after marriage or childbirth is also something that disturbs the actress.

She added, “Firstly, this is very intrusive and at this point, I don’t think you should be asking me this question. But coming back to it, I think we are still in a nation where we have been asked, ‘Oh, you’re getting married! Are you still going to work Oh, you’re having a child! Are you still going to work ’ These questions upset me.”

The actress went on to thank Hugh Evans, the co-founder of the Global Poverty Project and Global Education and leadership Foundation Chairman Shiv Khemka for allowing her to lend her voice.

“When they wrote to me if I would like to be a part of this initiative, I think my first reaction, as an expectant mother on this journey, was that nothing would make me happier than to be part of a movement that supports gender equality. Not just for me or my child, but for the millions and millions of children out there. All those people who think that a girl child is considered a taboo or considered not equal enough, not up to par with a man, you must know a woman is the only soul that has the right to carry life in her and that is truly something that is a joy. Thank you, Mr Evans and Mr Khemka for allowing me at this special point in my life to lend my voice. I hope it makes a difference,” Kareena concluded.