Bollywood actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan have joined the Red Sea Film Festival’s second instalment this year. Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor were also a part of it.
Saif was asked about the contributions of women in cinema by a journalist on the red carpet when he said, “Cinema is empty without women for a start. When you think of cinema you think of so many important ladies, my favourite actresses from all the way back from Marlene Dietrich to Audrey Hepburn to Charlize Theron…” when Kareena interjected with “to your wife!” Saif quickly fixed his mistake and added, “…and to my beautiful wife.”
He also spoke about his mother, Sharmila Tagore. “My mum, her first movie [Apur Sansar] was with Satyajit Ray when she was 16. So I think feminine sensitivity and aggression, that whole aspect of nature is what women in cinema mean to me.”
Kareena said that, “So many different women from across the world are coming to be a part of this festival to celebrate the fact that women are leading the pack whether it is in India or anywhere. All actors are taking up such brave roles so I’m happy there is a special day today.”