Saif Khan has stated that he does not want his fiancee Kareena Kapoor to embrace Islam. Kareen will not follow the path taken by his mother Sharmila Tagore, who converted to Islam following her marriage with Mansoor Ali Khan. Saif and Kareena are set to tie the knot on 16 October.
The new Nawab of Pataudi stated that he does not believe in the tradition of “embracing a new religion to get married in case of an inter-religion marriage”. “I would never want her to change her religion. That is the trouble with religion really… it expects conversion. I don’t buy or believe that. I think it’s good that the government, too, has – unless I’m misinformed about the law amended to include it in the Special Marriage Act. If and when we do get married, no one has to change his or her religion.”
It is also stated that the couple will have a Hindu wedding ceremony.
Sharmila changed her name to Ayesha Begum following her marriage. Saif’s first wife, actress Amrita Singh, had also converted to Islam.
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