Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples: Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor - When Love Beyond Religious Boundary

Leela Adwani |Sep 07, 2019

Despite the differences in faith and the way of upbringing, the Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples lister Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan still broke the narrow prism of culture, religion, and age.

People say love can conquer all. While many may disagree, the fairy tale love story of one of the Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan proves otherwise. After maintaining a five-year relationship, Saif and Bebo eventually took the plunge to settle down, and their wedding celebrations were unmatched.

Luxury, regal, and style were the ultimate words to describe this high-profile wedding.

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While a lot of people can’t stop gushing over their love story, the fact that this relationship is scarred with controversies here and there.

Kareena and Saif a.k.a “Saifeena” started dating in the year 2007 and that created quite a buzz back then. Five years later, they walked down the aisle in an extremely extravagant royal ceremony including six events.

Today, let’s unfurl the love story of one of the most-loved couples of B-town, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

Religious Value

Bebo hails from a filmy background with parents, Babita Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor, who are the stars of yesteryear. She was born and raised in a Punjabi Hindu family.

Meanwhile, Saif is the son of Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. His childhood was filled by a Muslim atmosphere.

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In an interaction with media, Saif also shared his point of view on the subject of love jihad. The actor said,

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However, in the year 2015, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s women’s wing, Durga Vahini shared a photoshopped photo of Kareena Kapoor showing her in a half-face avatar with a burqa. The caption read “conversion of nationality through religious conversion”.

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No prize for guessing, the photo triggered a storm of speculations that whether or not Kareena had secretly converted to Islam to get married to Saif, a Muslim. While the diva chose to keep mum about it, her husband vocally criticized this campaign.


Despite the differences in faith and the way of upbringing, the Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples lister still broke the narrow prism of culture, religion and also age.

As the practice of the Pataudis, women have to convert into Islam before marrying a Pataudi. Saif’s mom Sharmila did so. However, as was the case with Kareena, she opted not to be up for any religious conversion, and this decision was backed by Saif.

Where they met

For those uninitiated, Saif fell in love with Bebo on the sets of their film Tashan. Even though the chemistry on the screen they shared wasn’t that powerful, their in-real-life romance became amazing for all.

They officially dated in October 2007 when the relationship of Kareena Kapoor with Shahid Kapoor was at the bitter end. The couple then held an immediate attraction with each other, steadily and slowly fell in love.

Fairy tale wedding

It’s no secret that before Bebo, the Sacred Games actor had been in the news for his prominent married life with Indian diva Armita Singh. However, they finally parted ways after thirteen years when they are already parents to two kids Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan.

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Saif Ali Khan and his ex-wife Amrita Singh

Their much-talked-about relationship finally had a happy ending on 16 October 2012. After five years and a plethora of wedding speculations, the couple officially tied the knot in a one-week celebration. The star-studded affair grabbed most eyeballs at that time, and fans of Saifeena team were floating on air.

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Saif and Bebo as the groom and bride
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Kareena gave birth to Taimur Ali Khan in 2016

It’s not far off the mark to say love can go beyond boundaries. It perfectly describes the case of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who made it to Top 20 Bollywood Power Couples.


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