My wife alerted me to this shocking 20 second clip:
Such an extraordinarily offensive question by Rajdeep Sardesai. He basically asks Kareena if she’s educated and whether she was intimidated in joining the Pataudi family, who apparently are Rhode Scholars & Oxford. A few obvious observations:
(1) I was at the memorial conference for Pataudi Snr in London a few years ago. The handlers had to ask the press not to focus on Kareena, who was there with Saif & Sharmilla. She’s like the Ash of the Bacchan family, her star eclipses the family she’s married into entirely (that’s why Amitabh omits her quite obviously and Shweta/Ash have a hate-hate relationship).
Where is Ash in this tribute?
(2) you don’t need to go to Oxford if you’re a blockbuster star like Kareena. I don’t understand why the patronisation towards her. Saif is a middling actor at best.
(3) as much as Indian journalist’s love to bash Pakistan; when it comes to the elite Muslim families of the Subcontinent (who more often than not are the descendants of said conquerors), they just lose it with the mindless obsequiousness. I do not understand why a Hindu journalist should demean a Hindu actress for her lack of qualifications to join a Muslim family that actively practises love jihad. It’s not Saif Tagore Khan is it? What about Taimur; naming your offspring after bloodthirsty conquerors shows a massive disconnect.
(4.) as my wife points out that as a women, no matter what one achieves there will always be men to find the chink. The expose of Elizabeth Holmes is a very pertinent case in point in the sense that as the only prominent female entrepreneur in the Valley, there was a perverse joy in her downfall. The Patriarchy always fights back.
My thoughts for now; may update more later.