THROWBACK: When Kareena Kapoor Khan almost refused to be in Veere Di Wedding while being pregnant with Taimur

Updated on Feb 19, 2021 06:47 PM IST  |  1M
THROWBACK: When Kareena Kapoor Khan almost refused to be in Veere Di Wedding while being pregnant with Taimur

Kareena Kapoor Khan is extremely dedicated towards her work. And she is an idol for several women. Not only during her first pregnancy but also during the second time she has worked throughout. Amid the pandemic, she has wrapped up shooting for her upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha alongside Aamir Khan. Later, she has worked for several brand commercials and photoshoots. But this time, she was able to finish the shoot of Laal Singh Chaddha when her baby bump was not clearly visible but during her first pregnancy things turned out to be little different.

According to the Hindustan Times report, in a throwback interview, Kareena had revealed that she had already signed Veere Di Wedding and later, came to know about her first pregnancy. After getting to know about her pregnancy, Bebo told producer and friend Rhea Kapoor to select a ‘young girl’ instead of her but the latter refused to do so. Later, to make it easy for Kareena to shoot with her real baby bump on-screen, Rhea and director Shashanka Ghosh even decided to change the script by showing her character six months pregnant.

But unfortunately, the makers had to stick by the original script since there was no maternity insurance for actresses in India. Earlier, in an interview with Mid Day, Kareen had told, "There was no safeguard against suffering a mishap. So we scrapped the idea of shooting during pregnancy. India has a long way to go in accounting for every facet of a woman's life and challenges on the professional front."

However, after completing her maternity leave, Kareena joined the team again to finish the rest of the shoot and it was only possible due to Rhea’s cooperation. Just after delivering Taimur, she returned to the sets within a few days. “I think it is unheard of when an actress has actually gone back to work so soon after delivering a baby, but I was so sure that this is what I want to do, that I picked Taimur up, took him to Delhi, took him to the shoot and did the film,” she stated.

 Veere Di Wedding was the story of four friends with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania in lead roles.

Also Read: Ahead of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s delivery, Babita and Karisma Kapoor pay a visit to the mom to be; PICS


Anonymous : Was it a master piece ?!!!! Oh so glad that bebo acted with the other so talented mob. They should have nominated it for Oscar.
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