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HELLO! 100 Most Influential: Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Why she matters: With 60 commercial capers tucked under her belt, the OG ‘it girl’ engages a fan base of millions today. The KKK story just gets richer with every chapter, with her now also wearing the hat of a talk show host — and sons who command insane paparazzi fervour! Bestie and fellow-glamazon Malaika Arora lets us in on what makes ‘Poo’ tick.

In her everyday life, Bebo is a pinch of the fabulous Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and a dash of Geet from Jab We Met. But I have to say, she’s also one of the wisest and most hardworking people I’ve ever met…

‘She Married Her Best Friend’

Kareena is such a doting wife to Saif. In fact, the reason they have such a great marriage is because they’re best friends! The two balance each other out in every aspect… They are great parents, and the way they deal with their children together is a sight to behold. Bebo is the most loving and supportive wife, and they’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders!

Bebo’s Balancing Act

She’s an extremely hands-on mother to her boys, Taimur and Jeh. And like any other mom one may come across, she’s easygoing at times but a disciplinarian whenever required. Although they’re pretty young right now, her kids are well-behaved and well brought up. She may make motherhood look effortless, but Kareena works really hard to achieve that balance. Speaking of balance, she also applies it to how she handles success and failures head-on. Bebo never stops being her fabulous self even for a second, irrespective of whether her movie has done well or failed to make a mark. If the film is a hit, she doesn’t get carried away by the success and if it flops, it doesn’t deter her either.


I remember when I had my car accident. Bebo would come over and spend a lot of time with me. She was extremely concerned and worried about my health and pampered me so much during that phase.

She’s one of the most loyal friends I’ve had the fortune of having in my life. Her ability to understand your mood and mental state without it being overtly discussed is mind-blowing to me. Kareena is always ready to lend an ear and offer her opinion wherever required. She’ll give you the right perspective of the situation without any judgement. That’s so admirable about her…

My sister Amrita and I get along really well with Bebo and Lolo (Karisma Kapoor). The four of us share a strong bond because we have such similar likes and dislikes. Our conversations tend to revolve around food because we are all big foodies!

Career Clashes? Never!

Are Bebo and I in competition with each other? The answer is a big NO! While we belong to the same industry, our career paths have been different throughout. Kareena is a mainstream actor, whereas I’ve never looked at acting as a career in my life, until now.

We discuss our work once in a while, but it’s never been the primary point of our conversations. Seriously, we have a lot more to talk about than just our work! And that’s why we remain such close friends…

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