Saif Ali Khan doesn’t want Kareena Kapoor to convert to Islam
New Delhi: Well, looks like the time has come to formulate new customs. Kareena Kapoor, who is all set to tie the nuptial with beau Saif Ali Khan in October, will not follow in the footsteps of her to-be-mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore.
Tagore, a Hindu Bengali had converted to Islam to get married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. But the Kapoor girl will not change her religion.
Even Saif doesn’t believe in the tradition of embracing a new religion to get married in case of an inter-religion marriage.
Talking to a reputed media house, Saif said, “I would never want her (Kareena) to change her religion. That is the trouble with religion really... it expects conversion. I don`t buy or believe that. I think it`s good that the government, too, has - unless I`m misinformed about the law amended to include it in the Special Marriage Act. If and when we do get married, no one has to change his or her religion.”
Saif’s mother Sharmila changed her name to Ayesha Begum post marriage and even his first wife, actress Amrita Singh, who was sikh had converted her religion to Islam. But Kareena would not be doing so.