Family trees can be a bitch, especially in Bollywood. I mean, Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor can never romance each other on-screen
unless it’s a movie about incest directed by Anurag Kashyap or something… now that really would be something amazing because Kashyap is a rockstar and what a waste that is, considering how good looking the both of them are. So imagine my horror when I found out that Ki & Ka co-stars Arjun Kapoor is actually Kareena Kapoor‘s uncle in real life.
Why is it horrific, you ask?
Apparently, Kareena’s great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor‘s grandfather Surinder Kapoor were distant cousins, in a way that Kareena, Ranbir and Karisma Kapoor are Arjun and Sonam’s nieces and nephews (since Sonam and Arjun are first cousins).
However, another theory believes that Sonam Kapoor’s grandfather Surinder Kapoor was Nargis‘s secretary. And since Nargis and Raj Kapoor were close, Anli and Surinder also grew closer to Raj. The two Kapoor clans aren’t directly related.
OBVIOUSLY, I had to check with Arjun Kapoor because this is too much to process.
Huh? My grandad was Shammi Kapoor‘s secretary. That’s how we became family friends. It’s silly speculation. If we were related we would know. And we would have not done this film na. It would be kinda gross.