For the Bollywood crazy country like India, Saif and Kareena’s wedding was a big event. One of the most important question that remained in everyone’s mind was – if Kareena Kapoor had converted to Islam on marriage. In Islam, this is mandatory so many thought it was obvious. While many also know Kareena as a strong woman. So this question – Did Kareena Convert to Islam? – remained at the top of the star’s fans minds. And, finally, after a lot of dilly-dallying, Sharmila Tagore, has answered the question for the media. In a recent interview with TOI, she gave the following reply.
She hasn’t converted, but she is now the Begum of Pataudi. He is the Nawab, so Kareena is the Begum. Saif is not comfortable with it. But I say why shouldn’t one take traditions seriously. He says people may mock at him saying, ‘kahaan ki riyasat’ and all that. I understand that, but when you go to Pataudi, there are people who follow it. You are who you are, why should you deny your past? Maybe he feels that his father was so well known as the Nawab of Pataudi and filling in his shoes will be difficult. But slowly, he will get used to it.
While this satisfies the curiosity of Kareena’s fans, it will surely put Sharmila Tgore and more importantly Saif and Kareena in the cross-hair of the Islamic clerics and mullahs. Stay tuned in for a new Fatwa waiting to be slapped on the star love birds!