Kareena has not converted to Islam, confirms mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore
The senior Pataudi begum and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has finally confirmed the news that her daughter-in-law Kareena has not changed her religion after marriage with Saif Ali Khan.
Sharmila Tagore who converted to Islam and changed her name to Ayesha Begum when she married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi on 27 December 1969, was full of praise for Kareena in a recent interview given to a national daily.
Sharmila said that Kareena is very calm, gentle and quite and she gets along very well with her daughter-in-law. She even praised Kareena's mother Babita and her sister Karisma Kapur.
Talking about her family traditions, Sharmila said that, "Kareena has not converted to Islam, but she is the Begum of Pataudi." She further added that her son Saif is not comfortable with Nawab status, as he feels people may mock at him. Giving an explanation from his side Sharmila said that, may be Saif feels his father was well known as Nawab of Pataudi and filling his shoes will be difficult, but slowly, he will get used to it.
Saif and Kareena tied the knot in a private ceremony on October 16, which was followed by a grand reception in Delhi and Mumbai. The couple is currently busy with their shooting schedules.