Friday Flashback: "You can't deny that Hrithik & I look smashing together": Kareena's explosive 2001 interview

Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her first child with hubby Saif Ali Khan. The little one is all set to arrive in December and Bebo can't wait. As we wish the Khans all the love and luck in the coming days, we would like to share a fun 2001 Filmfare interview of Bebo, which makes for a super entertaining read.

On her pairing with Hrithik Roshan

See, the expectations were just too much. We're being hyped like the Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha, Dharmendra-Hema Malini pair. That's not fair to us at all. Yaadein was a family drama, not a love story. In Sooraj Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, you'll see us as a romantic pair. But you can't deny that we look smashing together. So the audience will just have to hold their horses for a while.

On rumours of an affair

Please give me a break. I am neither besotted with married men nor will I have affairs with them. Married men would be detrimental to my career. Ask the producers, directors and distributors why all of them are hell-bent on signing Duggu and me together. Quite obviously because we are a hot pair. So there.

On her constant fights with Hrithik

That's because he is such a child. He has this irritating habit of taking soooo long in front of the mirror before a shot. On the sets of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham even Kajol would get irritated with him. Especially since it is very hot on the sets.

On being distracted by Hrithik

I am here to act. It does not bother me whether my co-star is Fardeen Khan, Abhishek Bachchan or Hrithik Roshan. Please I am not distracted by crowds, heat or big names. Only food can distract me. Actually, I've even kicked my obsession with food. I remember I was very passionate about food. While shooting for Refugee in Bhuj, I'd come back to the hotel room, gorge on rich Gujrati food - puris fried in ghee, chawal, kadhi. I'd also gorge on French fries, pizza, and then sometimes join the crew for dinner. I was such a butter-ball. But all that's over now. Now I'm only obsessed with my work-outs. Even Lolo is zapped. She says if she wants to meet me, she has to take an appointment with my personal trainer.

On being single

I've never let men come close to me. I am too scared. I can't handle the pain, the distractions, the heartache. It's always been women who have left a lasting impression. I am single because I am too crazy, I am too involved with my work. Maybe I intimidate men. In any case, I can't call up eligible men and ask them to go out with me.

On infidelity

Yes, no married men for me. But why is infidelity being made such an issue? Men cheat on their women, that's as old as the hills. It's possible for a man to love more than one woman. But hey, it's possible for a woman to be in love with more than one man too. That is fair and square. But what frustrates me is when men don't own up to the women they love. Men can be quite gutless. There's a difference between love and attraction. I wouldn't like my man to cheat on me. Neither would I cheat on him. If I found out that my man's unfaithful, I'd slaughter him. No tears, no shor-sharaba.

On marriage

Soon..or maybe never. I will stick around for another five years. Then I will marry. Maybe I'll marry some rich NRI and have a brood of kids. Marriage is sacred, but I won't take nonsense from any man. If I'm not happy from within I'll snap out of it. Know, something? I wish I could marry Richard Gere.

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Lmao this interview is gold..this is the Bebo I used to Love alot!

Lmao her interviews are gold

Bebo is honest and says what she feels unlike some manipulative actresses. Shes not had much education, is very young and times back then most people were bit more naive and innocent too.. she has still not lost her gutsy way eg " people who have a problem woth me being pregnant should not work with me" but she has matured with age and thats great to see.

SHE's more educated than most actually. She managed to do some college, studying law and even a 3 month stint in computers at Harvard but she talks like the least educated because she was spoilt, impulsive and real.

She loves herself and it is not bad at all. You know what is bad? Being fake and a liar, playing with others reputations, having affairs with married men... the things others do easily but she doesn't. She deserves respect for being her real self, for not bad mouthing her ex boyfriends, for respecting her husband's ex wife and having a good relationship with her husband's kids. She loves herself, she is brutally honest not fake and diplomatic but she is a good human being. We all know this about her after so many years in this industry.

She loves herself and it is not bad at all. You know what is bad? Being fake and a liar, playing with others reputations, having affairs with married men... the things others do easily but she doesn't. She deserves respect for being her real self, for not bad mouthing her ex boyfriends, for respecting her husband's ex wife and having a good relationship with her husband's kids. She loves herself, she is brutally honest not fake and diplomatic but she is a good human being. We all know this about her after so many years in this industry.

She loves herself and it is not bad at all. You know what is bad? Being fake and a liar, playing with others reputations, having affairs with married men... the things others do easily but she doesn't. She deserves respect for being her real self, for not bad mouthing her ex boyfriends, for respecting her husband's ex wife and having a good relationship with her husband's kids. She loves herself, she is brutally honest not fake and diplomatic but she is a good human being. We all know this about her after so many years in this industry.

Omg, I am not even kidding to you..if I read this without knowing who it was, I would honestly think it's some 14-15 year old girl. She was very immature and still kind of is.

Agree. The irony, she called someone else "a child" ! As if she was mature!!!

All Crazy attention seekers after HR. Side effects of being a Greek God i guess! PV post pls

hrithik likes hot girls like kareena kangana babara and goes for high class family girls!!! he likes fake respect etc.

PV please post this. Dont blame the Poor guy for girls swooning over him. To quote the line from KNPH: Ab ladkiya mere peeche pade, tho issme meri kya galti hai?

I have always read abt girls chasing him. Hv never seen him chasing any girl. BIG Difference.

Girls are after him. He is not after them.

People grow wise as they age, but Kareena has always been the same!

Mein prem ki deewani hoon was a horrible movie! There was a competition in overacting between Hrithik and Kareena. And it turned out to be an inadvertent comedy!

She rocks

its The girl who just stepped out of her teens,and she is suddenly working with big banners..You never plan life,Now don't mention Saif being married..
He was divorced much before that

This Kareena is so full of herself.she came with the attitude that she is great,beautiful & get anybody & anything.very pompous.taking digs, talking abt who can act & who cannot.wherein she herself is an idiotic actress with too many expressions.

Kareena too was besotted by hrithik.but didn't go overboard like kangana.there were a few blind items in filmfare in 2000 abt her showing interest in hrithik.but he ignored,went ahead & married suzzane.they never had any affair

I frigging adore her,full on entertainment

She is all heart no fakeness at all.live

I just simply love her

lmao so full of herself,bebo cheated on shahid with hrithik ;)

Hahaha Bebo Bebo Bebo!!

Arrogant Kareena walked out of KNPH to make her debut in Refugee thinking Abhishek is a Bachchan while Hrithik is a nobody. Unfortunately for her, KNHP broke all records n her Refugee bombed.

Fortunately for her, she's still here with her Refugee as compared to Amisha with her KNPH.

Just bcoz their pairing is good onscreen n producers cast them together in many films, people started this rumor. Fact is even Sussanne likes their pairing as she said in KWK.

Do you realize that Sussanne was on drugs in that episode?

did she really say that?

Yes, watch KWK

did she really say that?

Too bad she ended up with a married men! But its good to see her mature so much over the years! If said and she are happy.. who are we to judge?

Please learn the difference between a married and a divorced man.

No, she didnot. She married Saif many years after he divorced his wife.

Too bad she ended up with a married men! But its good to see her mature so much over the years! If said and she are happy.. who are we to judge?

Bindaas Bebo!

Hrithik and Aishwarya were the hottest onscreen couple .

Agree.

This woman is hard to tolerate.But she is one lucky female, she is still cashing on that one good performance. And her childhood dream of marrying rich came true.

Haha loved this interview! And I am hoping for a Kareena Hrithik reunion.

whatever looks hrithik had he has lost it

this is what makes me love kareena. shes like someone you know.

It's like listening to a ten year old speak

hrithik has been messing the lives of the daughters of bw big families like kapoors,khans, bachchans(kareena, suzanne,shweta)..... he is soo lucky

Hrithik and Kareena looked hot together love Kareena.

I just love her she might be full of herself but she is brutally honest no drama nothing I respect her honesty wish u happy life Kareena.

stop it bebo! Everybody inside Bollywood knows about your affair!!!

I wonder what happened between these two?

Nothing. All their movies bombed and people stopped casting them together.

I LOVE HER ! Always been the bundle of ridiculous honesty. She's all heart and you know what thats fine. In between all the drama queens she's sincere. As for Duggu shuru se silly ex tha.

Ji Nahi. Duggu shuru se hi HOT tha and Silly women used to crush over him.Uski kya galti hai issme?

Silly ex? Did you read the interview, Silly Stalker? HR ke peeche saare paagal kyun pade hai.

didnt they have an affair though?

No. Just bcoz people hv good onscreen chemistry does not mean they hv something going on in reality.

affairs affairs affairs,,,,,,,hrithik

Did you read the interview?

She was so full of her self , can't bare to read her old interviews , so entitled

Hrithik has always been self obsessed

Haha.I love her

Haha her interviews r legendarr. So who didnt own up to love? Hrithik? Was he a silly ex too?

Hey Kangs, like he never loved you, he never loved your newly found friend kkk. You both were barefoot running behind him but he didn't give a damn about you so that affected your egos hence the bitterness. Stop using this brainless woman's old interview to gain sympathy and make the world believe that he has that habit of disowning love!

Not Richard gere but u got someone who at least looks the same age as him.

'hyped like the Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha, Dharmendra-Hema Malini pair' lol bless her cotton socks. the only good movie they did together was kkgg rest were awful.

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