Kareena Kapoor Khan recalls Karisma Kapoor being the first woman from family to become actress, calls her father progressive

Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to make her OTT debut with her upcoming film Jaane Jaan which will also feature supremely talented Vijay Varma and Jaideep Ahlawat in the lead roles. Ahead of this, the actress recently spoke about working in films which was considered not a ‘women job’ earlier and how her elder sister Karisma Kapoor decided to break the barriers. Although her great- grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor and her grandfather Raj Kapoor were the most renowned actors of the Hindi film industry, none of her aunts who were born in the Kapoors family worked in the industry and if someone from outside would get married in the family, they would quit acting. She further added that her dad, Randhir Kapoor has been very open-minded and very ahead of his times.

Kareena said, “Back in the 1970s and stuff, it was different because times were different. That when they got married they never really worked, but I’m glad that my father moved with the times because that’s what it is about. You have to keep changing yourself for your children. That’s also important, and not live in archaic times.”

However, Karisma didn’t just enter the industry but emerged as a superstar. Kareena shared, “It was difficult during Karisma’s time because she was one of the first Kapoor girls but… not to ever say that my father didn’t support her and not to ever say… Even now, if he calls me and he knows I’m shooting, he will be apologetic that ‘oh no, okay, focus on your work’. He’s extremely cosmopolitan, extremely open-minded, he’s always just been so nice about everything.”

For the unversed, Karisma made her debut with the film Prem Qaidi back in 1991 when she was just 17 years old. 

Source: The Indian Express