In today’s world, the media has become extremely insensitive and perhaps, forgotten where and when to draw the line. They are intimidating and sneak into a celeb’s personal life like they own it. They tirelessly frame questions that can give them controversial answers and finally help them beat their competitors in the game of TRPs.
Have no shame – the only mantra the media works on.
Recently, Kareena Kapoor was targeted for undergoing a sex determination test in the United Kingdom and sidelining all major film projects because she is having a baby.
It was a cheap conclusion by the media even though Saif made an official announcement on 2 July saying:
“My wife and I would like to announce that we are expecting our first child in December. We would like to thank our well wishers for their blessings and support and also the press for their discretion and patience”.
How easy can this get? There is nothing left to judge and overanalyze but media ko toh TRPs pasand hai.
In her latest interview, Kareena gave a badass response to all these reports saying:
“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.”
She also reminded the media that her pregnancy news is not breaking news:
“Stop making it a national casualty. We are in 2016, not in the 1800s. Probably, even at that time, people were way more civilized and normal than the way the media is behaving and speculating now. 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.”
Well, her work commitments are still smooth and steady as she will complete the shoot of her next film with Sonam Kapoor and also shoots for magazine covers by October before she goes on maternity leave.
Media, do you need anything more now?