2017 was an interesting year for Kareena Kapoor Khan. The actress, who had given birth to her first son (and our national obsession) Taimur Ali Khan in December 2016, made 2017 about getting back in shape and shooting for her movie Veere Di Wedding. But of course, Kareena’s life is never just about work. The superstar showed us that we CAN have it all if we try hard enough by continuing to maintain a perfect balance between her work life and personal life.
Her Koffee With Karan episode was the first one that aired in 2017 (she shot for the episode before Taimur was born) and it gave us some pretty “aaaahmazing” moments. We were also blessed with this expression which spawned thousands of memes and gifs!
TV appearances aside, Kareena and Saif Ali Khan threw their first party within a few weeks of their baby’s birth. The gorgeous couple hosted a New Year’s bash which was attended by their family and best friends.
After rocking her pregnancy for the better part of 2016, January 2017 was a fun month for the actress as she made multiple appearances with her best friends. The media couldn’t (and still can’t) get enough.
Sadly, Kareena and Saif faced a lot of flak for naming their son Taimur because of over zealous social media trolls. Saif responded to the hate with his trademark wit and basically asked everyone to calm down, they didn’t let this nonsense affect them as much and continued to have a good time.
After creating history as the first pregnant Indian actress to walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2016, Kareena continued to be the superstar of the event as she walked for Anita Dongre in the finale.
February was the month where Kareena Kapoor officially started making media appearances at events and ad shoots. Kareena also stepped out for the premiere of Rangoon, Saif’s first release of the year, which also starred her ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. The focus still remained on Kareena and her post-pregnancy looks while the first photos of her beautiful baby went viral.
The new mom took her first holiday of 2017 by jetting off to London with Saif, Taimur and her friends for Sunita Kapoor‘s 60th birthday. She was hanging with Rhea Kapoor there, the producer of her comeback movie. Bebo also stunned at the Zee Cine Awards, 2017 by looking like a goddess in black.
Post-workout photos of Kareena Kapoor started becoming a regular feature in entertainment websites from April when she was seen, looking gorgeous as hell, outside her yoga classes. An app which helped people to dress like Kareena was also launched, because why the hell not? Have you seen her?!
May was the month of airport spottings and photos of baby Taimur with his now-famous nanny. Kareena was signed on as the brand ambassador for Marvel Tea, sadly that has nothing to do with The Avengers (she would make a kickass Black Widow though).
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Kareena took her son along to her best friend Tusshar Kapoor‘s son Lakkshya‘s first birthday party and the world couldn’t believe the amount of collective cuteness that was present at one place.
There were also reports that Kareena was getting increasingly choosy about the kind of movies she was doing. Due to the birth of her child, Kareena reportedly decided to do one film a year. The actress also spoke about going on a double date with Saif Ali Khan when she was seeing Shahid Kapoor and he was dating Rosa, back in 2006. How times change! Meanwhile, in another interview, Saif revealed that their son Taimur begins his day by listening to aarti, and we thought Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was fiction. Another fun fact we learned about Kareena in June was that she’s an Instagram stalker, and a proud one at that. She also hung out with her cousin Ranbir Kapoor’s ex Katrina Kaif at Manish Malhotra’s house party.
It was in the great month of July that Kareena Kapoor addressed our paparazzi’s obsession with her “gym photos”. The actress very sweetly said that she loves her photographer friends and enjoys the fact that they constantly click her. Why would they not?
Sadly, a lot of people on social media believed that they have the audacity to question and taunt Kareena on motherhood, because she chose to keep her social life active after having a baby. Yes, we live in darker times than before, but Kareena as always, had a pretty kickass answer to her haters.
We also unearthed some important information on Kareena and her best friend Karan Johar. It was about a WhatsApp chat group they’re a part of which is very interestingly titled – Guts. The group also includes Malaika and Amrita Arora. The four discuss the guts of other celebrities. Like ‘A had the guts to wear this in public‘ or ‘B had the guts to say this‘ or ‘C had the guts to do that‘. I mean we’re all high school kids with our best friends, aren’t we?
In August, it was revealed that Kareena lost 10 kgs for her comeback movie Veere Di Wedding, which didn’t really come as a surprise because ‘Kareena stepping in and out of the gym’ had become a daily feature on our website.
She also went for a nice and long vacation with Saif and Taimur to Gstaad, Switzerland. August was a special month for the Khans as Saif celebrated his 47th birthday and Soha Ali Khan had a super cute baby shower. Kareena also hung out with her Veere Di Wedding co-stars Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania and producer Rhea Kapoor, making the wait for the film rather difficult. Taimur was also present on the sets of the movie, he was hanging with Karisma Kapoor’s children Samaira and Kiaan.
The shoot of Veere Di Wedding was in full swing all of September. But one thing everyone knows about Kareena is that if she works hard, she plays hard too. And of course she’d party in September, it’s her birthday month! Kareena also featured in an ad with her sister Karisma Kapoor for the first time ever. Kareena also gave her two cents on the nepotism debate which took 2017 by storm. She also hung out for a bit with rumoured ex-boyfriend Hrithik Roshan. Quite the busy month for the Queen Bee!
We finally got our hands on some leaked stills of Kareena with her handsome co-star Sumeet Vyas AND the first poster of Veere Di Wedding was released on social media. Kareena also went to Dubai to attend an event for a brand she endorses where danced to Chammak Challo, but the moment that truly broke the Internet was her Diwali party photo with Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Rhea Kapoor. News about Taimur’s first birthday party starting doing the rounds by the end of the month.
Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards was the event where she made her first appearance in the last month of 2017, followed by the red carpet of the Lux Golden Rose Awards. December was an active month for Kareena Kapoor as she and Saif celebrated their son’s first birthday with family and close friends at Pataudi. Kareena also opened up about starting work within a year of Taimur’s birth and how important it is to make decisions with a clear mind. Her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan wrote her debut novel and the entire family was present at the book launch. It was then where Kareena revealed how smart and Soha and Saif are and how she and Kunal (Kemmu, Soha’s husband) often lose track of the conversation their spouses are having.
Bebo continued to party with her main squad, hang out with the Kapoor clan for their annual Christmas lunch (which gave us this iconic photo) before going for a snowy vacation with her family to Switzerland. Never the one to be shy when it comes to talking about her personal life, Kareena opened up about feeling what love really is when Taimur was born.
Despite not having a single movie release, Kareena has continued to dominate our headlines. Her first movie post pregnancy will release in June and we really can’t wait to see her magic on the silver screen.
Kareena Kapoor has always been a trailblazer, but 2016 was the year where she showed us (again) why the crown will always belong to her. Her films Ki & Ka and Udta Punjab did well at the box-office and she became a mother to a very, very famous baby. The actress revolutionized the way pregnant women are perceived in the country as she made one brilliant appearance after another throughout her pregnancy.
Kareena Kapoor Khan started 2016 by blessing us with the first look of her movie Ki & Ka with Arjun Kapoor. Ki & Ka was one of those rare films where the hero was a few years younger than the heroine. It’s a small step we know, but in an industry where actresses are decades younger than the leading men, this was a refreshing change. Kareena also did Udta Punjab with Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and her ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor. She also hung out with Ranveer Singh, making us wonder how great they’d look had Sanjay Leela Bhansali gone with the original casting in Ram-Leela.
Kareena was rumoured to feature in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt starring her cousin Ranbir Kapoor. There was news that she would be playing Priya Dutt in the film, but the report turned out to be untrue. In February, Kareena also posed for her first Twitter selfie, while promoting her the ice-cream brand Magnum, which was cool as the actress is not on any social media platform. In February, she holidayed with her husband Saif Ali Khan and revealed the reason she did Udta Punjab was that Shahid Kapoor asked Karan Johar to request her. Interestingly, Kareena said that her pet dog – Leo was her ‘firstborn son’, no one really knew that her real firstborn would come into this world by the end of this year itself. How sweet!
In March, Kareena revealed her husband’s ‘fetish’ of collecting toiletries and how he fights with her because he thinks she likes Aamir Khan more (as an actor). She also gave one of the most reasonable responses to the Hrithik Roshan – Kangana Ranaut drama (yep, the same one). Kareena continued to party with her besties, illustrating how perfectly she manages the work-life balance, something us mere mortals struggle with on a regular basis. Her sister Karisma Kapoor was going through a lengthy divorce battle and Kareena was by her side, throughout. She also thought that her pairing with Shahid was super hot!
This month was all about Udta Punjab, so it obviously became all about Shahid and Kareena, the famous exes who broke up in 2007 while shooting for Jab We Met. Both Kareena and Shahid and moved on, got married and had children with their wonderful partners, but the appeal of seeing them together was too delicious for the media to stay calm. The two attended the trailer launch of Udta Punjab along with Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh and also clicked some cool selfies. Everyone sighed. On working with Shahid after such a long time, Kareena spoke in her trademark candid way of not letting ‘emotions come in the way of work‘ which is so cool. The Internet obviously had a meltdown on seeing the two together. April was also the time Kareena made her presence felt on social media like never before. She posed for her first Instagram selfie, made her Snapchat debut thanks to Sonam Kapoor and also rocked a Dubsmash as her iconic character – Poo! Her best friends, Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora continued to be her party soulmates.
Kareena took off for a holiday with Saif in London to avoid the Mumbai heat (I’m assuming) and to celebrate Karan Johar’s birthday! She also confirmed that she will be starring in Veere Di Wedding along with Sonam Kapoor, making it one of the rare chick-flicks to be made in Bollywood, especially with top Bollywood actresses. Coming back to London, fans of the actress clicked photos of her and Saif at a departmental store there. Stars, they’re just like us.
In June, Kareena broke the Internet by posing with her biggest fan and superstar Alia Bhatt. Alia has always called Kareena her inspiration, even in her debut film Student Of The Year, Alia’s Shanaya was compared to K3G’s Poo. The women starred together in Udta Punjab and became great friends. In other news, Saif had to go through a minor surgery because of an injury, needless to say, she was by his side throughout. Kareena also gave us this mindblowing information on her almost debut film Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai. That film was going to be the launch vehicle of both Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor but she backed out and was later replaced by Ameesha Patel. In an interview, Kareena revealed that the final cut of the movie still has a scene featuring her instead of Ameesha. Pretty cool eh?
July was a life-changing month for Kareena Kapoor as she and Saif confirmed that they were expecting their first child! Her mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore spoke about the great news, and we saw her baby bump for the first time in the same month. Top designer and close friend Manish Malhotra gave his two cents on the kind of mom Kareena would be. She was also shut people up who were constantly asking her about her ‘comeback’ after the birth of her baby. Despite her pregnancy, Kareena remained active workwise and was spotted shooting for an ad, looking like a million bucks, as always. Kareena’s sister Karisma was very excited to welcome the baby, obviously.
Kareena continued to shatter all norms about pregnant women in the media by rocking that baby bump. She chilled with her friends, gave some kickass advice to all the pregnant women out there and agreed to be the showstopper for the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week. Kareena walked the ramp for designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee makking her the first mainstream Bollywood actress to do so. During the event, she hung out with Karisma backstage. Sadly, there were reports that she is opting out of Veere Di Wedding, the movie she had signed with Sonam Kapoor, but she rubbished those rumours and said that the film is definitely on. By this time, Shahid and Mira Kapoor‘s baby girl Misha was born too and Kareena was one of the first people to congratulate them. She also called her pregnancy ‘the most beautiful phenomenon‘. Aww!
Kareena ushered in September by chilling with her best friends and sister and clicking some gorgeous photos. You know, like a regular day out with the girls, only here the ladies looked like they’ve come straight out of the sets of Sex and the City. She also joked that Saif wanted to name their child Saifeena as that’s the term the media calls them. Saif’s sister Soha Ali Khan was extremely happy for the new addition in the couple’s family. Talking about her pregnancy, Kareena had really funny cravings, which she discussed openly in a fun Facebook chat. The actress celebrated her 36th birthday with her close friends and family and also did a photoshoot for a brand with her husband. It was on Reema Kapoor Jain‘s birthday when Kareena completely disregarded ‘fashion norms for pregnant women’ and rocked a thigh-high slit and posed for the paparazzi like the complete diva she is. What. A. Star.
October was the month we found the “type” of woman Saif is really into. In an interview, Kareena said that her husband loves her pregnant as he really prefers the curvaceous, typical Indian ‘Kamasutra-ish’ kind of woman. She had to deal with her Income Tax account getting hacked, but that didn’t stop her from looking constantly gorgeous, even after being 7 months pregnant. She graced the cover of a magazine with Karisma Kapoor. It was also revealed that Kareena had hidden her pregnancy for 4 months, but Karan Johar was suspicious from the start. After all, he is her best friend yaar.
An eight months pregnant Kareena Kapoor chilled with her close friends and family that include Ranbir Kapoor and Salman Khan (in different parties) apart from her girl gang and her gorgeous sister. The parties gave us the gift of great inside photos. She also featured on the cover of another magazine like the boss that she is. Random rumours about the yet unborn royal baby of India were circulating – like Saif and Kareena did a sex determination test, or that the child will be born in London or even that the kid’s name will be Saifeena. Saif released a press release rubbishing all of that. Saifeena (hehe) also did a photoshoot for Harpers Bazaar Bride, just in case, we didn’t find them gorgeous enough. Bebo did another photoshoot for Hindustan Times, looking like a dream come true. In an interview, she spoke at length about her baby and when asked about the one quality of Saif’s she doesn’t want the baby to have, she said – Saif’s ability to sleep for 18 hours a day! Both Saif and Kareena were spotted shopping for their child’s nursery, turning our collective hearts into a puddle of mush.
Kareena said declared what all of have been thinking, the superstar owned her pregnancy and there is absolutely no doubt about that. She also attended Manish Malhotra‘s 50th birthday party with Saif and Karisma, looking like an absolute bomb! Kareena spoke at length about not hiding her pregnancy, something women, especially celebrities usually do. Towards the end of the month, Saif and Kareena were blessed with a baby boy who they named Taimur. Friends and family went all out on social media to celebrate the grand day. Sadly, the newborn’s name became a bone of contention for the so-called ‘custodians of Indian culture’ who trolled Saif and Kareena for naming their son after a treacherous king, which, as always, turned out to be fake news. Politicians, family, and friends of the couple were absolutely horrified by such insinuations about a baby who was just born some days ago. Adorable photos of Kareena right after her delivery with Saif and their baby Taimur started doing the rounds on the Internet soon after. Unlike other celebrities, the couple had no qualms in posing for the paparazzi outside their house after they brought Taimur back home. The most famous star kid in India got a dedicated fan-page on Instagram, just weeks after taking birth. After becoming new parents, Saif and Kareena were spotted taking time off and going for date nights, giving #relationshipgoals to people all over the world.
Kareena Kapoor has always been an icon and ispiration for women of all age groups. She continued to be so in 2015. Handling her career and marriage like a pro (this is still considered to be a big deal for women, sadly), Bebo endorsed a number of brands, hung out with her besties and her gorgeous husband Saif Ali Khan and also starred in the biggest blockbuster of the year – Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Here’s a list of the cool things she did in 2015.
Kareena and Saif were busy with Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu‘s wedding in the month of January. The two even wore matching colours and looked absolutely gorgeous. Saifeena also danced to their song Dil Dance Maare from Tashan at Soha and Kunal’s wedding. Her and Saif’s relationship was also used as an example for that disgusting campaign ‘Love Jihad‘, a political propaganda created to malign inter-caste marriages in India.
During February, reactions to AIB’s Roast of Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor was still a thing. Everyone was asked for their opinion, from Aamir Khan to Rakhi Sawant. Kareena was asked to give her reaction too and she basically said that she has better things to do than watch AIB. She hung out with her family and looked amazing, as always. We also learned that it was Shahid Kapoor who suggested Kareena’s name for their 2016 film Udta Punjab. Classy exes.
In March, Karan Johar revealed that he wanted Kareena to be his wife if he was interested, that’s pretty high praise. The two also featured on the anniversary issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Kareena then took off for a weekend trip with Saif and newlyweds Soha and Kunal to Saad Bin Jung‘s resort – The Bison in Nagarhole. She also visited the Golden Temple at Amritsar and happily clicked photos with some of her fans. Kareena also attended Anamika Khanna‘s show at the Lakme Fashion Week with Saif and Karisma Kapoor, looking gorgeous as always. We also wrote about the things Kareena said in the first season of Koffee With Karan, way back in 2004, that doesn’t hold true anymore. Things change, you know!
Kareena hung out with Sonam and Arjun Kapoor at an event in Delhi and clicked some solid selfies with the cousins. She also unveiled her wax statue at Madam Tussauds, Singapore. A statue that really looked nothing like her. Kareena and Karisma also celebrated their mother Babita‘s birthday in April.
Rumours of Kareena being signed for a Vishal Bharadwaj movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan started doing the rounds, which turned out to be untrue as Kangana Ranaut was cast in it. Kareena also lashed out at a brand that makes diet pills as they wrongfully used her images for their ads. In her statement, she said that she has always been happy with her body and would never endorse a crash dieting pill. Kareena was also shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Kashmir with Salman Khan, basically escaping the hellish summer of Mumbai.
In June 2015, Kareena celebrated 15 years in the industry and we listed down 15 reasons why she’s the queen of -Bollywood. Salman Khan gifted her a painting made by him because that’s how great she is. Apart from film promotions, the month of June was all about fun holidays for Kareena and her family. Saif and Kareena joined Kunal and Soha in the Maldives along with Saif’s son Ibrahim Khan. Kareena, Saif, Sara, and Ibrahim then headed to London along with Karisma Kapoor to celebrate her birthday. In London she taught her step-son, Ibrahim, to pout like her, making him the luckiest human being in the world. She also met Hollywood star Channing Tatum there, they looked great together. The biggest news in June was her ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor’s wedding to Mira Rajput and when asked, Kareena said that Shahid informed her about this very important life update. She also spoke about her plans of having a baby.
July was the month Shahid and Mira got married, so of course, a section of the media was obsessed with knowing Kareena’s reaction to it all. Kareena requested everyone to not turn everything into a soap opera (best answer ever). She and Saif also sent a nice wedding gift to Shahid and Mira, effectively ending all discussions of cold vibes between them. July was also the time her first and only movie of 2015 came out – Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The Salman-Kareena Eid release turned out to be one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Kareena partied with Salman and Saif before the film’s release, they probably knew it’s going to make a lot of money. Talking about Salman and Kareena, we also found out that Salman keeps a childhood photo of Kareena from the sets of Andaz Apna Apna, a movie he did with Karisma. Apart from Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kareena also did an item number for the Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra starrer Brothers. The teaser of which was released in July. She also had high hopes from Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s relationship, saying that she wanted them to get married. Didn’t we all?
August was an entertaining month for Kareena fans as Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif began promotions for their movie Phantom. Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa was one of the reality shows they made an appearance in. That season was judged by Kareena’s ex Shahid Kapoor which got everybody extremely excited. Of course, both Shahid and Kareena have moved on with their respective partners, but it was still fun to see Shahid and Saif together. Karan Johar even posted a photo of the two with Katrina and captioned it – Jab They Met. Perfect! Saif also celebrated his birthday with his gorgeous wife and her girlfriends, who I’m sure are his friends too. August was particularly fun for Bollywood couple shippers as Ranbir and Katrina went over to Saif and Kareena’s for dinner. Casual. Katrina also went on to speak about the best part of Saif and Kareena’s relationship, that the two always maintain their individual equations with their friends, despite being a couple, which is really cool and frankly one of the important things to maintain in a long-term relationship. Saifeena also attended the premiere of Phantom, arm-in-arm. ❤❤❤
September is Kareena’s birthday month so it was obviously epic. Saif made really cool arrangements for her birthday, ensuring that his begum has a great time. The party looked like an absolute rager. She was also all about girl love as news came out that contrary to popular opinion, Deepika Padukone and Kareena are quite cordial to each other (they go to the same gym and all) and she was all praises for Priyanka Chopra‘s performance in Mary Kom. Saif and Kareena also celebrated Eid at the Pataudi Palace where exists a photo of the couple and their adorable dog. Awww!
Saif and Kareena welcomed October with a holiday. In another interview, Saif also revealed the most romantic thing he and Kareena have done for each other, turning our hearts into mush. Not just that, when Saif and Kareena bumped into Shahid and Mira, the parties involved exchanged pleasantries and Saif and Shahid even had a 10-minute conversation. She also cut her anniversary cake sent to her by Saifeena fans on the sets of Ki & Ka. For the popular song High Heels, which was featured in the movie, she wore a lehenga that weighed A LOT! Her former boyfriend Shahid Kapoor spoke about how he felt when Kareena agreed to do Udta Punjab. Kareena then bid farewell to this month by going for a holiday in Barcelona with her team.
Spotted: Kareena Kapoor Khan with a fan in London before she left for a holiday in Barcelona pic.twitter.com/RgBn0nBDVX
— Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaUpdates) October 27, 2015
Kareena started her month by looking like a total bomb during the Diwali parties she and Saif went for. I mean, seriously, it should be illegal for a couple to look this good! At one of the numerous parties thrown by and for Bollywood celebrities, she and Saif mingled with Shahid and Mira. No unnecessary fireworks there, thankfully! The actress shared her fitness routine with us mere mortals as well. Saif’s Happy Ending co-star Illeana D’Cruz shared some really sweet videos of her boyfriend and Saif strumming the guitar for their respective partners. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh also came under fire for clicking a selfie with her as it seemed insensitive of him to be clicking photos with a Bollywood star while farmers were killing themselves in his state. Kareena was also a part of the epic Vogue cover along with the late Sridevi, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to celebrate 25 years of Manish Malhotra.
In December, rumours of Hrithik Roshan and Kareena doing a movie together after a gap of 12 years started doing the rounds, but there has been no update on that ever since. Apart from that, Kareena’s life was as dreamy as always, where she spoke about Saif’s good looks, bonded with Kangana Ranaut and partied like it’s going out of fashion! From Manish Malhotra‘s birthday to her own Christmas parties, Kareena had a blast!