Indian actress Kareena Kapoor is reportedly not happy with Deepika Padukone making a pregnancy remark. The Bollywood actress who is set to mark her debut in Hollywood with xXx: Return of Xander Cage, recently answered her engagement rumours with Ranveer Kapoor.
"I am not getting married and I am not pregnant," she said in a statement while responding to rumours. The 35-year-old Udta Punjab actress was reportedly upset because she thought Padukone's pregnancy comment was aimed at her as she is due to deliver her first baby in December. "While it makes sense for Dips [Deepika] to deny her engagement and marriage rumours, which have been doing the rounds, Bebo [Kareena] can't understand why she denied being pregnant because no one said she was!" a source told Bollywood Life.
After announcing the news of her pregnancy, Saif Ali Khan's wife has been the subject of much scrutiny and has lashed out at the media for covering the news of her impeding motherhood as a "national casualty".
"KKK is also annoyed at the unsaid implication that actresses who are in the family way are no longer serious about the career or scare producers away. Kareena is gearing up to begin shooting for her next film and with the big belly and all, she will rock it," the source added.
Previously, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actress issued a statement refuting rumours that she would take a maternity break. Her career and her baby are two completely different things, she said.
"I'm pregnant, not a corpse. And what maternity break? It's the most normal thing on earth to produce a child. It is high time the media back off, and stop treating me any different than I ever was. Anybody who is bothered shouldn't work with me... but my work goes on as is, like always. Stop making it a national casualty. We are in 2016, not in the 1800s. Probably, even at that time, people were way more civilised and normal than the way the media is behaving and speculating now. I'm just fed-up of people making it (her pregnancy) to be a death of some sort. In fact, it should be a message to a lot of people that marriage or having a family has absolutely nothing to do with my career."
Following the media coverage of her condition, the actress is reportedly planning to deliver her baby in London. "The paparazzi is clicking close-ups of her baby bump. There are too many prying eyes here in Mumbai, making her feel odd rather than special," a source told Deccan Chronicle.