‘I’m pregnant, stop making it a national casualty’: Kareena Kapoor slams media

Amidst speculations, Saif Ali Khan confirmed his wife Kareena Kapoor’s pregnancy news by releasing a formal statement to the press earlier this month. The news spread like wild fire and there were speculations about Kareena’s career – which films she would be doing, and which she has opted out.

However, the ‘Ki & Ka’ doesn’t seem to be too pleased with all these speculations surrounding her pregnancy and lashed out at the media to back off.

In an interview to Hindustan Times, Kareena 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 civilized 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."

Kareena is in her second trimester and is due in December. Reportedly, she will be shooting an advertisement for hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani’s salon B:Blunt, which will be her first assignment post the announcement of her pregnancy.

The actress will also begin shooting for her next movie ‘Veere Di Wedding’ in August. Before going on maternity leave, Kareena will also shoot for some magazine covers.