Appearing on the conclave along with her sister Karishma Kapoor, Kareena , talking about the much debated issue of nepotism in the Hindi film industry said,'there are a lot of star children. If nepotism existed, they would all be number one.”She also used the example of Ranveer Singh to illustrate her point, claiming he’s “numero uno” thanks to her energy and talent, even though he doesn’t have a superstar father from the film industry.
Speaking on the issue, her sister Karishma said,'It’s about talent. We may be anybody’s children or grandchildren, but once you’re on the silver screen, you are anyone. Anyone can criticize you.''The masses must love you, that’s most important,'she said.On the subject of the leading ladies from the first families retiring immediately after marriage, Kareena said, “It took two fiery Kapoor girls to break all the norms”.
They both drew inspiration from the legacy of the family, regaling the audience with stories of how they would visit their grandparents in Chembur every Sunday and drop in at RK Studios, only to be mesmirised by the sheer talent in the Kapoor 'khandaan'.
For Kareena, it all started with her obsession with Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi songs that she would perform in front of the mirror.On the subject of motherhood and the ways in which it has impacted their lives. “Children are the most important in the world. Motherhood has made us more mature, more selfless,” said Karisma.The sisters said that women need to speak out more.“It is a male dominated industry, it has been for generations,” said Karisma. (UNI)