Earlier this year, the famous Bollywood celebrity ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’ A.K.A. ‘Bebo’ was blessed with another boy after son Taimur Ali Khan. She mentioned struggles throughout her second pregnancy. She was quoted as saying, “It was exhausting and [she] was in too much pain”.
After the delivery of her second baby, named as Jeh, she uploaded a picture of herself holding a fetal MRI scan. She captioned it “Been working on something exciting…but it’s not what you think”. Later, she announced a book on 9th July 2021 called ‘Pregnancy Bible’. She said that the book is “like her third child”.
The Book Launched
In the book, she talks about her journey during both her pregnancies and her struggles. She also writes about the pain that a woman has to bear whilst carrying a baby. This book is like a guide for mothers’ filled with information regarding early parenthood. It also contains the pros and cons faced by a woman during her pregnancy and the dos and don’ts for a pregnant woman to follow.
Since, the book has been a hit. Many copies were sold in a span of two days. As soon as this book came into a lime light it found itself in a controversy. It was due to it’s offensive title to Christian community.
Offense to Community
Despite the fact that the book is a big hit for Kareena Kapoor Khan it does face some critical abomination due to it’s name ‘Pregnancy Bible’. She even mentioned that the book is “like her third child” and “the book is a personal account of what she experienced both physically and emotionally through both pregnancies”.
In Christian community the word ‘Bible’ is a sacred book which contains religious texts consisting of old and new testaments. According to the Christian community, using the title ‘Pregnancy Bible’ is a discourteous act . It shows lack of respect to the fellow community.
People have started tweeting about the book and how it lacks consistency. Many have alleged that it is a political agenda. Kareena Kapoor Khan has been accused of hurting religious sentiments as reported by an official.
Action taken against the Actress
According to the reports, a police complaint has been filed against the actress and other two for hurting the sentiments of Christian Community.
Alpha Omega Christian Mahasangha has taken objection due to the word bible used in the title of the book. The complaint was filed by the president of the group Ashish Shinde at the Shivaji Nagar police station. It is said that the president of the group has registered this case under IPC section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religious beliefs).
No doubt, Kareena is a top actress of Bollywood industry. Despite the fact that she is the daughter of well- known actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, she made her own label in the industry. But still she named her book that somehow created religious controversy.
She was aware of the conditions in our country. Previously, the Bollywood industry has has been exposed by media. The record of crime is bizarre! Nobody knows what made her take such an irresponsible step. Even though it was clearly controversial.