Secrets of Kareena Kapoor you should know
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Kareena was apparently born as Siddhima (a name given to her by grandfather, Raj Kapoor).
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Her name was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her. But her family and close friends call her Bebo.
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Kareena was shooting in Ladakh for Tashan. right after her breakup with Shahid and she spotted Saif near the hotel pool, where the actor was tanning on a lounge chair, clad in just jeans. Kareena is said to have told her friend, “Oh my God… he’s so hot!”
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When Kareena was in a live-in relationship with Saif Ali Khan,the duo used to check in hotels as Mr and Mrs Khan.
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Bend It Like Beckham director Gurindher Chaddha did the unthinkable. She offered Kapoor the chance to play second fiddle to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and courted her for a role as the leading lady’s younger sister. Naturally, A-lister Kapoor turned down the miniscule role. It eventually went to model Piya Rai Chowdhary.
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She’s not a gadget person and considers her smartphone a slick innovation she happens to own.
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She’s usually diplomatic, but say the name Priyanka Chopra and her catty side emerges. Her latest claim: “My Heroine is better than Fashion”. For all those in the dark, Fashion remains Chopra’s biggest hit and she also won the National Award for it. While Chopra hit back saying “sour grapes”, Kapoor made snide remarks about PC’s posh accent.
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She’s not a fan of Bipasha Basu either and their rivalry dates back to Ajnabee (2001) days. Reports claim the fight peaked when the Kapoor girl called Basu a “kaali billi” (black cat), alluding to her dusky complexion.
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Rumour has it that she wasn’t thrilled about her fiancé Saif Ali Khan acting alongside Bipasha Basu in Race 2 in Turkey. Her discomfort increased because rumours indicate that Khan hooked up with Basu for an alleged fling during the shoot of the original Race. The alleged affair didn’t last long.
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Kapoor credits yoga as her favourite fitness activity. According to her yoga instructor, she is a star pupil and can do 50 surya namaskars and hold complex poses for long than 30 seconds.
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Her favourite cuisine is Italian and her favourite dish is sphagetti. A self-titled foodie, Kapoor believes in portion control and small meals throughout the day.
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Who said you need a man to buy you a gigantic solitaire ring? Kapoor gifted herself a seven-carat rock in 2010. She said in an interview that the ring was bought based on the advise of an astrologer who said sporting a seven-carat biggie would bring stability and happiness in her life.
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She is known to be partial to Mercedes S class cars. She also owns a fleet of cars including an SUV and a Lexus LX 470.
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Kapoor joined Mumbai’s Mithibai College to pursue a degree in commerce. She discontinued this course and switched to law. In between, she also enrolled into Harvard University for a three-month summer course in microcomputers.
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