We don’t know whether Kareena Kapoor has realised yet she has given birth to a baby, a real-life baby. No, we are just joking. In fact, this interview of hers was advertised by Mid Day as the “first post-baby interview”. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like she has been gone, not even for a while. Maybe it’s because she’s always out and about. A couple of days within giving birth, she stepped out for dinner and has been going out since. We have to wonder who’s looking after her son, Taimur? Is it her husband, Saif Ali Khan? Or is it Karishma Kapoor? During her whole pregnancy, Kareena has been going on and on about everything she is doing as a pregnant woman, compared to other women. In some ways, she is right because she’s the fastest actress to give birth and make that many appearances after that. That’s the only record she broke. It’s like a scene from Bollywood movies. She makes being pregnant and giving birth look really easy’ something which your mother will beg to differentiate.
In this interview, Kareena spoke about her son and how he has changed his life. No news on who looks after Taimur when she goes out for her dinners or events. For the record, most new mothers like to spend time with their newborns, not hide from the public as Kareena puts it in her answers below. Maybe it’s a disease in the brain that makes celebrities say things like this or do things like. Think of Beyoncé and her recent pregnancy announcement photoshoot. Celebrities and the way they do things are so far away from our level of our understandings. We ain’t getting on their bandwagon.
Kareena Kapoor on her son, Taimur Ali Khan
Kareena on how it feels to be back
It feels great. Pregnancy is not an illness. Now, I have to just walk the ramp. It’s something I love doing and I am never going to stop myself from doing what my heart wants.
Kareena on coming back so soon
I know it has just been 46 days [since Taimur was born] and many might look at it [motherhood] as an excuse to hide, just because they aren’t in the best shape. But I am not one to get conscious with skinny models around. What I am going to do requires courage and I have the confidence to pull it off.
Kareena on how Indian women have to hide
In India, women are conditioned to hide themselves away till they get back to the ‘right’ size. I feel it’s fine to be out there. Everyone knows I have just had a baby. I may not be size zero right now but as long as I look great, I can take that walk.
Kareena on how she is an inspiration to girls
It [my example] will hopefully inspire girls to know how to balance marriage, career and baby, and do a damn good job at it. In the West, it is common for women to work until the last week of delivery.
Kareena on how Taimur changed her schedule
The only thing that I have realised in the past month is that my heart is not in me anymore. It’s beating outside of me. Seeing your baby and holding it in your arms is the best feeling in the world, and he [Taimur] holds my heartbeat now. Everything in life revolves around him. I managed to take out some time for the [fashion] show. Yes, my sleep timings have gone haywire,
but the feeling of being a mom is so worth it. I have always looked forward to becoming a mother and now that I am, I hold it close.
Kareena on how Saif is as a dad
He is an amazing father. He is absolutely hands-on and has a hang of things because he has done it before. Saif is a pro and does everything without any help. You know, there is an intensity with which Taimur looks at him, unlike me. They have already bonded.