Remember Kareena Kapoor’s role in Ki & Ka? She stunned us not only with her acting prowess but also with her portrayal of a character that broke gender roles and stepped into the shoes of a working woman in a corporate world. Kareena’s urge to break gender stereotypes seethes in her. If we peep into her Instagram Stories, we will find her sharing a post that proves her stance. The post appreciates the instance in Tokyo Olympics 2020 when gold medalist diver Tom Daley was seen knitting a sweater at the stadium while watching a game. That’s a little act sending loud rebellious echoes against gender stereotyping and Kareena appreciates the step. The post that Kareena shared was originally penned by Freddy Birdy. She added a big red heart while sharing it via her Stories.
It starts with the lines, “A man knitting sweater in a stadium has the entire world choked with emotion. As it should.” Then it goes on to elaborate on how to normalise men’s role in the kitchen and not just “stoking manly bar-b-q fires.” It read, “We need many more pictures like this [Tom Daley’s snap] one. Of father’s making chapattis and feeding a family of five, not just stoking manly bar-b-q fires.”
The post also urges acceptance of women’s roles and relationships. A woman should be accepted while “changing lightbulbs” and “selling SUVs.” As for sons, it added that there should be pictures “of sons baking layered cakes with cappuccino frosting.” On the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law bonhomie, the post said this, “mothers-in-law sharing spa days with daughters-in-law”.
The original post has one more slide and it talks about househusbands and women pilots. “The popular culture does not make people. We make the pop culture,” it said in the end. Check it out here:
Kareena Kapoor also shared a picture from her breakfast time. In the snap shared on Stories, we can see her relishing an avocado toast with baby son Jeh. She has been tending to her second son well while keeping him away from the camera’s glare. When it comes to imbibing her sons with her notions, Kareena does it very well.
With her older son Taimur Ali Khan, she can do it by leading him into the kitchen. Earlier, Kareena Kapoor posted a photo of Taimur showing off a baking tray of gingerbread man pieces. Kareena added a hashtag, “Chef Tim.”
Kareena Kapoor has been very open about her pregnancy troubles, slump days, joy and excitements. She recently came up with her book Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible where she wrote everything from her morning sickness to her pregnancy fitness. In a society that always hushes the nuances of pregnancy, isn’t that a step towards opening up our minds? Sure it is.