Kareena Kapoor Khan shows off her baby bump on new magazine cover

The Ki & Ka actress, who is expecting her first child next month, was glowing in the one-of-a-kind photo shoot.

Sonal Pandya

It is quite common to see actresses in the West discuss their journey to becoming a mother. Demi Moore, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry have all posed on magazine covers during their pregnancy and shared their experiences.

Meanwhile, in India, most Hindi actresses shy away from the press during this time. Not Kareena Kapoor Khan! The Bodyguard actress has been quite vocal about not slowing down during her pregnancy. She has participated in ads and photoshoots since the time her pregnancy was announced.

Just yesterday, Kareena graced the cover of Hindustan Times’ weekend edition Brunch in a simple yet classy black and white photoshoot done by photographer Rohan Shreshta. The in-demand actress talked about why she chose to do the shoot, “I’m loving the idea of sharing this pregnancy through this Brunch cover shoot with my fans and everyone who loves me. I don’t see any reason to hide. If you’ve put on a bit of weight on your face, your arms etc when you’re pregnant, it’s okay. It’s the only time you can proudly flaunt the extra kilos and say ‘I’m a woman, and this is what God has made, and it’s such a beautiful thing...”

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She got candid about her personal life, revealing her support system of husband, Saif Ali Khan and sister Karisma. “I’ve instructed Saif (Ali Khan) to continue his routine. He has been busy shooting for Chef. I’m being my normal self during my pregnancy, and I’d like him to treat me that way. He’s going to take some days off in December. So for now, it’s my sister who is the greatest support. She has had two kids and has experienced the whole journey. Her being there is very significant to me.”

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Kareena also spoke about being active, even at eight months, claiming her pregnancy has been a breeze. The radiant actress has been seen around most filmi events stylishly dressed. She hasn’t stuck to any diet, indulging instead on biryani and what she calls ‘Kapoor foods’ like payas.

She will next be seen with Sonam Kapoor in Veere Di Wedding (2017) and has said several times that she will not put work on hold for motherhood, “My friends are constantly teasing me and telling me to calm down and do less. But knowing me, don’t be surprised if I head straight from the hospital to a shoot. I think I’ll definitely be fully back at work one month after my baby is born.”

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Kareena chooses not to approach both her career and motherhood preplanned, choosing instead to take things one at a time. Although she claimed this is the first time an Indian celebrity has featured on a magazine cover, actress Konkona Sen Sharma, way back in 2011, appeared on the cover of OK! when she was pregnant with her son, Haroon.

See the rest of Kareena’s photos from the shoot: