New Delhi: Kareena Kapoor declared that she's "not a feminist" and she believes in equality during a promotional event for her recently released film Veere Di Wedding. The Internet was least impressed and trolled her mercilessly but Kareena stands by had she said then, even today. In an interview published in HT City on Tuesday, Kareena was quoted as saying: "What was wrong in the feminism statement? I'd still say that I believe in equality and there's nothing wrong in it. Most people think that feminism means male bashing and it makes women superior. That's what they've always meant, otherwise, why would they be fighting on Twitter every time. However, I would also like to add, that in a way, I am a bit of a feminist but I am a feminist in the right way. I'm not trying to say that men are lesser because they are not. I believe it takes two to tango in any kind of a relationship."
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In the earlier interview, Kareena had said: "I wouldn't say I am a feminist, I would say I am a woman and above all, I am a human being. I am also as proud to be known as Saif Ali Khan's wife, as I am to be Kareena Kapoor. So that is just the way I am." Speaking about the trolling that followed this statement, the Jab We Met actress said: "Main kuch bhi statement bolun, trolls toh shuru ho jate hain (whatever I say, trolling will start), especially when it comes to feminism," Kareena added.
When asked if she thinks her words were misconstrued, Kareena told HT City: "It doesn't matter. The fact is, I do believe in equality. I do believe it takes a man and a woman to set an example. I don't want to get associated with any 'isms'. I mean, why does something have to have a name or a tag?"
Veere Di Wedding, which also stars Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, opened to mixed reviews earlier this month and is performing well at the box office.