Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor has long been dating Saif Ali Khan and the rumours are the two are set to tie the knot soon.

The actress, however, caused a slight stir with a remark about a man "who is the only one on whose lap she can sit on with Saif's approval".

"This is the only lap that Saif would allow me to sit on," the actress was quoted as saying by Yahoo.

It turns out Kareena was unveiling the statue of her grandfather - the legendary Raj Kapoor - at the inauguration of the "Walk of the Stars", a UTV Stars show at Bandra.

The Kapoor clan, one of Bollywood's oldest and most influential families were present for the occasion.

Meanwhile, Kareena let a little secret out of the bag - apparently her grandfather liked her sister, Karisma Kapoor, more than herself.

The actress posed for a photograph on the lap of Raj Kapoor's statue.

Acclaimed director Madhur Bhandarkar was also present. Kareena is at present working on Bhandarkar's "Heroine".

Actors Saif Ali Khan (R) with actress Kareena Kapoor
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