It seems that the long-standing tensions between the Bachchans and the Kapoors, Bollywood most famous families, have simmered down and the one to break the ice was megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The families have not been in good terms after Abhishek Bachchan's engagement with Karisma Kapoor was called off in 2003. Swetha Nanda, Amitabh's daughter, is married to a Kapoor, but that did not seem to make any difference to in soothing the affected relationship.
Recently, Amitabh surprised everyone by mentioning Kareena Kapoor in his blog.
Big B who is shooting for his upcoming movie "Satyagrah" along with Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Arjun Rampal in Bhopal wrote about actress recollecting moments of her childhood.
The veteran actor said that Kareena was very young while he was shooting for "Pukaar", a 1983 Bollywood flick also staring Randir Kapoor, Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim. He also recalled an incident when a young Kareena turned upset on the sets of the film when she found her father, Randhir Kapoor, being beaten in an action sequence.
"I was narrating to her (Kareena), one such moment when we were shooting for Pukar in Goa and how she looked with her cute summer hat with little pink flowers on them, and how troubled she had been when during an action sequence I was hitting her father. She in her innocence had run on to the set in the outdoors and clung to her Father to protect him from this 'evil' man who was beating him up...," he wrote on the blog.
The 70-year-old actor elaborately described the situation saying, "In tears and most worried, she was relentless and very disturbed. She soiled her pretty little feet in the sand and in order to settle her down I had asked for some water and washed her tiny feet clean, to make her realise that this act was not for real but an enactment. I think after the feet washing, her opinion seemed to have changed about me. I wasn't that 'evil' after all !! She still remembers that moment !!"
Apart from Kareena, Big B Also mentioned about Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Karishma and Ranbir in his blog.
"Some day we must talk about the premier family of the Industry - the Kapoors, right from PrithiviRaj Kapoor, father of Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor and then on to Dabboo, Chintu and Chimpu and Kareena, and Karishma down to Ranbir and the newest entrant Armaan - Rima's son .. Rima, Raj Kapoor's second daughter. His first daughter, Ritu's, son Nikhil, is married to my daughter Shweta ..." Amitabh wrote.
"Satyagraha-Democracy Under Fire" is a upcoming political thriller by Prakash Jha which will reportedly hit the screens on 23 August. The movie is Kareena's first venture after her marriage to Saif Ali Khan.