I am a girl child, would love to have a girl, Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her first child with actor husband Saif Ali Khan in December and she is flooded with many questions regarding the child’s gender.
At the Global Citizen movement in India on Monday evening, Kareena says she doesn’t like when she is asked if it's going to be a boy or a girl.
“Wherever I go these days there is just one question asked which I think quite intrusive but, still I am asked both me and Saif whether it is a boy or is it a girl? Have you found out? And I am like excuse me what difference does it make. I am a girl child I would love to have a girl what is the difference. Probably I have done more for my parents than a son would,” said Kareena.
The 35-year-old actress said that she finds it upsetting when people ask her if she is going to work post motherhood.
Kareena further added, “We are still in a nation where we have been asked oh you are getting married and still going to work, oh you are having a child are you till going to work. These questions upset me. When I was asked if I would like to be part of this initiative my first reaction was as an expectant mother on this journey nothing would make me happier than being part of a movement.”
“Not just for me or my child but for the millions of children out there. For all those people who think a girl child is considered taboo, a girl is considered not equal enough, not up to a man but you must know a woman is the only soul that has the right to carry a soul in her. That is truly something that is a joy,” she added.
Kareena said she has decided to be a part of the Global Citizen Initiative as among many social causes, it also promotes gender equality. "When the organisers contacted me and asked if I would like to be a part of this initiative, my reaction was that as an expecting mother, nothing would make me happier than to participate in an initiative which promotes gender equality".