Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Is Kareena Kapoor a lean, mean, famished machine?

Whether or not you are an ardent follower of Bollywood news, you could not have escaped the saucy tales of Kareena’s inordinate weight loss. Indian media has gone berserk with its coverage too. Apparently, Kareena shed inconceivable number of pounds (we all know that she did indeed have a ton of them—ref: some of movies where she looks like a woman on “aloo paratha and lassi” diet ONLY) for her role in the movie “Tashan” by turning to yoga and vegetarianism. Ummm. Pardon my French but that’s a load of BS. My friends and I are yoga fanatics as well but hey, yoga doesn’t have that much of a tremendous effect. In one her interviews Kareena went on to say that she kept up with a “normal diet” to lose weight. “Normal diet”? It’s a description, which is ambiguous at best, because “normal” doesn’t have a meaning set in stone; it’s relative. If you have seen the movie or even the vehement promos, you’ll know what I am talking about. Don’t get me wrong; she looks sensuous & pulchritudinous but in an ANOREXIC – I –am-on-a-coffee-cigarette-diet-sort-of-way. She is just twiggy in the movie, not toned. If you look at Bipasha Basu or the possessed (my husband’s take on her) actress Esha Deol, you know they work out--serious hours of calorie burning in the gym. A look at Kareena Kapoor and you know she nonchalantly indulged in exiguous portions to morph into size 0. There are instances in the film where her true Indian blood shows—a hint of “toand” and remnants of chubbiness—instead of the six pack abs, there were six wrinkles of fat on her belly. If she did her sit ups instead of giving up food, her abdomen wouldn’t be flaunting those tires of prosperity also called as flab. I read somewhere that she was on an orange juice diet for three days before the song “chaliya, chaliya” was filmed and that she passed out right before the shot. My sister-in-law mentioned that she read on Rediff that Kareena was on an “apple-diet” for a month. The old saying is ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away;” in Kareena’s case, its “surviving on apples all day keeps the bulge away.”:-)

So, you are wondering what am I so up in my arms for if Kareena decides to bid adieu to esculent food. It’s Kareena’s body, her life, and her orange juice or apple or whatever fruit she devours. So what if she exudes gauntness, right? Well, think again. End of the day, Kareena Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s top actors, which translates to a key fact: She is a role model for a lot of Indian girls. These young adolescents aspire to be her and look like her. It is Kareena and every celebrity’s responsibility to be sensible in their actions as these young, impressionable minds do emulate them. Kareena’s detrimental method of choice for weight loss will only encourage her fans to follow suit. Do we need a generation of hoity-toity, unhealthy, anorexic, and ravenous kids?

I am all for eating healthy, exercising, and living right but weight loss by starvation to me is a reflection of the person’s inner strength or lack thereof. It’s a sign of indolence and weakness!

More until next time.
Xoxo

Copyright © 05.07.2008

"The three words women most want to hear from a man are, "You lost weight"." - Lori Gottlieb

12 comments:

Ashok said...

Isn't she setting the stage for all INDIANS to follow in view of the global FOOD crisis?

Come to think atleast 1 INDIAN is in good books of President Bush & Condoleezza "RICE" and their concern for prosperous Indian Middle Class "Hogging".....

Anonymous said...

she looks phat in tashan.

Anonymous said...

she looks phat in tashan.

Anonymous said...

Loved your Kareena Kapoor blog. Look forward to your writing.

Vinita

Priya said...

Thank God someone else found her obnoxious....what was so special about her role that she lost all the weight. bag of bpnes...

Jaydeep said...

Tashan sucked btw

J said...

Brilliant article. As always very well written.

VS said...

Good job

Sahar said...

So true....For a lack of better words, the woman is EVOLVING, with Saif Ali Khan in the kitty(eyes rolling!)...she is on quite a trip!!!

dayton said...

You are extremely right. She had very soft belly before and even now.

Anonymous said...

yeah she always had very soft belly

dayton said...

hey,
i would love if you can write more about kareena, your writing is superb.
I have few students in my school who r big kareena fans and i want to show them your blog.
i hope you write more on kareena's soft belly