Kareena Kapoor on Rahul Gandhi: I would like to date him, don't mind if it is controversial
First Published 17, Sep 2020, 11:17 AM
Long, long ago, in an episode of Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Taimur's mom Kareena Kapoor was asked which celebrity would she like to date and this is what she said
Kareena Kapoor Khan is now happily married to Saif Ali Khan with a cute kid named Taimur, who is social media's favourite. The actress once said she wants to date Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Yes, you read it correctly. In an episode of popular chat show Rendezvous With Simi Garewal in 2002, Kareena Kapoor Khan was asked which Indian celebrity she would like to date. To which, she said that she would want to know Rahul Gandhi. ''Shall I say this, I don't know if I should because I don't mind getting to know him, it's controversial... Rahul Gandhi,'' Bebo smiled.
Kareena added, ‘'I'd like to know him, I've been seeing his pictures in the India Today and as I was just flipping through, I was thinking what would it be like to have a conversation with him."
The actress further added, "And I come from a family with the film lineage and he comes from a family of politicians. So, maybe it'd make an interesting conversation."
Later, in an interview with CatchNews in 2009, she flipped her previous statement about dating Gandhi, "It is too old and I said it because our surnames are popular. One day I would love to host him and also want to see him as a PM, but definitely I don't want to date him."
Before the Lok Sabha election 2019, a few reports suggested that Kareena might contest from Bhopal on a Congress ticket. However, the 38-year-old actress said making movies are and will always be her priority and she has no plans to join politics. "There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and will only be movies," Kareena said in a statement.
Kareena Kapoor will soon shoot for Karan Johar's next multi-starrer Takht where she would be sharing screen space with Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.