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Kareena Kapoor Khan's Double Standard: "Bhabi" for Katrina Kaif, But Not Alia Bhatt?

Kareena Kapoor Khan's recent declaration on the popular talk show Koffee with Karan has sparked a debate and ignited a controversy. The actress, known for her outspoken nature, made a bold statement when host Karan Johar asked her about her relationship with Alia Bhatt.

By CineChatter Team 

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During the show, Johar posed a question to Kapoor and Bhatt, inquiring about their dynamic as Jethani (Sister-in-Law) and Nanad (Husband's Sister) in the Indian context. Kapoor responded with a blunt and assertive "I am not anyone's Bhabi," causing a stir among viewers and media outlets alike.

The statement has drawn mixed reactions, with some applauding Kapoor's honesty and self-assurance, while others have criticized it as catty and disrespectful. The controversy stems from the fact that Kapoor and Bhatt are often compared and pitted against each other in the media, with their personal lives and achievements scrutinized under the spotlight.

Kapoor's remark also highlights the complexities of relationships within families, particularly in the context of Indian traditions. Bhatt, being married to Ranbir Kapoor, who is Kapoor's cousin brother, is technically considered Kapoor's bhabi (sister-in-law) according to Indian customs.

This traditional label, however, seems to clash with Kapoor's perception of her relationship with Bhatt. Her unwillingness to adhere to the conventional term could be interpreted as a challenge to societal norms and expectations.

Interestingly, back in 2013, Bollywood cousins Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan appeared on Koffee With Karan season 4. At the time, Ranbir was dating Katrina Kaif. During the show's rapid-fire round, Karan posed a series of quirky questions to Kareena, including inquiring about her hypothetical gay encounter with a Bollywood actress. Without hesitation, Kareena named Katrina, referring to her as her "future sister-in-law." "I will be more comfortable with my sister-in-law, so I would say, Katrina Kaif," she explained.

 

While some may view Kapoor's statement as a harmless quip, others believe it could create a rift between the two actresses and potentially fuel the ongoing rivalry between them. It's also worth noting that Bhatt has not yet publicly responded to Kapoor's remark, leaving room for speculation and interpretation.

Regardless of the intentions behind Kapoor's statement, it has undoubtedly sparked a conversation about the dynamics of relationships, particularly within the context of Indian family structures and the pressures faced by women in the entertainment industry. Her assertion of individuality and refusal to conform to traditional expectations has sparked a debate that is likely to continue.

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