Soon after Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan confirmed the news about wife Kareena Kapoor's pregnancy a fortnight ago, speculative reports about what the actress would be up to started doing the rounds.
From speculations about going on a maternity break, to whether the Tashan (2008) actress underwent a sex-determination test in London, to elaborate diet plans ahead of her pregnancy — the media has covered it all.
But in an interview to Hindustan Times, the Ki & Ka actress has expressed her disappointment over the reports.
"I'm pregnant, not a corpse. And what maternity break? It's the most normal thing on earth to produce a child. It is high time the media back off, and stop treating me any different than I ever was. Anybody who is bothered shouldn't work with me... but my work goes on as is, like always."
"Stop making it a national casualty. We are in 2016, not in the 1800s. Probably, even at that time, people were way more civilised and normal than the way the media is behaving and speculating now," says Kareena, adding, "I'm just fed-up of people making it (her pregnancy) to be a death of some sort. In fact, it should be a message to a lot of people that marriage or having a family has absolutely nothing to do with my career," HT quoted her as saying.
On the work front, Kareena has around 18 endorsements and is also planning to finish the shoot of Veere Di Wedding, in which she will share the screen with Sonam Kapoor.
Recently, Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston also lashed out at media for making speculations about her pregnancy.
In an exclusive blog for the Huffington Post, she said, "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of "journalism," the "First Amendment" and "celebrity news."
"The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty," she further added.
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