Kareena has not converted to Islam, Saif Ali Khan


Some religious groups time and again targeted Kareena Kapoor for being a Hindu got married to a Muslim, Saif Ali Khan. Ever since she married to Nawab Saif Ali Khan in October 2012, she has been looked down by some religious groups and recently, certain religious groups, have used her as the poster girl for ‘Love Jihad’. ‘Love Jihad’ is a controversial term given by religious outfits to a Muslim man marrying a Hindu woman.

Saif who doesn’t believe in the concept of ‘Love Jihad’ if highly miffed for his actor wife being wrongly targeted, “People say she has converted. No, she hasn’t,” he points out. 

Saif Ali Khan believes that the talks of ‘Love Jihad’ are actually “regrettable”. “These talks — emotionally, intellectually and socially — do not feature in our lives anywhere. The character, wisdom and intellect of such sources should be considered before taking them seriously,” says Saif.

The 44-year-old star feels that Kareena should be known for her work more than anything else. “The country should be proud of Kareena’s contribution to cinema and society. She has worked for women’s rights and better health. She should be celebrated as a symbol of a strong, modern individual,” he adds.

Both Kareena and Saif do not believe in the concept of ‘Love Jihad’. Kareena during an interview said, "Saif has a very broad perspective and he also shared his perspective on 'Love Jihad' (via an open letter). He married a Hindu, which is me, and we had a civil marriage".  

"I feel that love is something that you can't term. There is passion, there is lust, there are so many things. It can happen between two human beings," said Kareena.

"Now if somebody is Hindu and he or she starts loving a Muslim person, you can't stop them. You cannot ask somebody, 'Are you a Muslim or are you a Hindu?' and then fall in love. Love is a feeling, it's an emotion. That's why I don't believe in 'Love Jihad'. I believe in the feeling of love," added the 34-year-old actress.