Mumbai, Apr 13: After setting every hotblooded man’s heart racing by sporting a lime-green bikini in Tashan and a black swimsuit in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kambhakt Ishq, Kareena Kapoor has decided to dress conservatively from now on.
The decision comes after Kareena promised her mother Babita that she wouldn’t do any more bikini scenes and present herself in a dignified manner, especially given her status as the next Khan bahu. As a result, Kareena has decided to cover up.
No wonder she has lately been spotted wearing eyecatching saris at events instead of the western clothes she used to wear earlier. She says, “Enough of those gowns. Why can’t we actresses dress Indian?”
And now with Kareena unofficially being accepted as bahu in Saif’s family there’s more responsibility to be shouldered. “Kareena feels very comfortable with Saif’s parents. She has never felt more a part of any family outside her own. Although Saif’s mother Sharmila too wore a bikini for a magazine cover in her heyday, she completely revamped her wardrobe and bohemian attitude once the Nawab of Pataudi came into her life. Kareena now sees the legacy of the Khan bahu being passed on to her. She will not do anything that’ll compromise her status in Saif’s life,” says her friend.
In fact, she is furious about stories doing the rounds that she has worn a bikini in Kambhakt Ishq. Kareena protests, “Maine bikini kahaan pehna hai? In logon ne chalu kar diya ‘bikinibikini’. I will never wear a bikini.”
So careful is Kareena about her new dress code that she has requested producer Sajid Nadiadwala to not release any stills of her shot in a swimming costume in Kambhakt Ishq. The swimsuit shot of Kareena in the forthcoming film won’t, and legally cannot, be used for any of the promotional clippings on hoardings and television.