You Might Have A Last Name But It Doesn’t Mean…

Feb 8, 2024


Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor on star kids and media: 'You may have a last name but that doesn't mean...'

The picture was shared on Instagram. (courtesy: kareena kapoor)

Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in a recent interview shared their views on the relevance of star kids and the importance of surnames in the Hindi film industry. Speaking to Film Companion, the couple confessed that they don't like their children being photographed all the time. During the interview, Anupama Chopra talked to Kareena about the public's obsession with her sons—Taimur and Jeh—and asked, “When you were asked how much surnames matter in the Hindi film industry and whether that importance increased or decreased. Has it reduced? You said it has reduced. But do you really think that is true considering our obsession with Star Kids and especially you? To this Saif interrupted and said, 'The audience and the people should know about Star Kids. So interested in. I mean look Archies For example. They are constantly being photographed, they are constantly being followed. I mean tomorrow if someone wants to make a movie with one of them, it's not rocket science. Archies, CDirected by Saif, directed by Zoya Akhtar and stars Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan, Boney Kapoor's younger daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan's grandson Agastya Nanda making their Bollywood debut.

Sharing an incident about his son Taimur, Saif Ali Khan further said, “So I don't know you have to decide where this attention comes from and why it comes. Taimur was doing taekwondo and people were taking his photographs. It is on the internet. So, we don't want that kind of attention [for our kids],

“We don't create the star kid,” Saif said, adding, “We may create him organically but what makes the star kid is the press, the photographers and then the audience who perhaps quite innocently just think of him as a star.” Want to see the star kid. ,

While Anupama Chopra believes that it indicates that the importance of star kids has not diminished, Kareena Kapoor shared, “I think you may have a surname but it doesn't mean that you have Have talent.” To this Saif Ali Khan said, “…or that you will be successful. That's for the audience to decide.”

Kareena Kapoor said that having millions of followers on social media does not make one a star. The actress stressed, “So in terms of consumption and now in terms of social media, you can get really excited because people see the pictures, you have 30,000 followers, you get 40 million likes or whatever— This doesn't mean you're a star. ,

Saif Ali Khan said, “…Now you can buy 30 million followers.” On this Kareena Kapoor said, “I am sure you can do anything.” But that doesn't mean you're a star or anything. You have to prove it. You have to prove yourself through your work.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Saif Ali Khan was last seen in Om Raut's film Lone man, Next, he will share screen space with Jr NTR in Kortala Shiva Devara Part 1, Janhvi Kapoor also stars in the lead role in this film, which will be released on April 5.

Kareena Kapoor is waiting for release Crew, Rhea Kapoor's film also stars Kriti Sanon, Tabu and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles. This film will be released in theaters on March 29.



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