A social media post accompanying a video of Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor asking people not to watch her movies is being widely circulated. In the video Kareena can be heard saying ‘the audience has made us, no one else made us. The same people are pointing fingers also, they are only making these nepotistic stars. Are you going to see the movie? do not go. No one has forced you. This whole debate is useless.’ The video is being shared in the backdrop of her upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha, claiming that she appealed people to not watch the movie. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Kareena Kapoor appealing people to not watch Laal Singh Chaddha movie.
Fact: Kareena Kapoor made these comments speaking about the actor facing criticism of nepotism, back in 2020. Multiple news agencies reported her comments back then. These comments have nothing to do with her upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
This is an old video and has nothing to do with her yet to be released movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. YouTube search with relevant keywords yielded the original video, from which the viral excerpt is extracted and the video dates back to 13 August 2020.
As per the original video, Kareena Kapoor made these comments in the context of actors facing criticism of nepotism.
Several news agencies have also reported Kareena’s comments back then (here, here & here). Even according to these articles, it is evident that her comments were related to nepotism. Further, as far as her upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha is concerned, there are no reports of her promoting the movie yet.
To sum it up, old video of Kareena Kapoor speaking about nepotism is being shared linking it to the Laal Singh Chaddha movie.