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Actor Kareena Kapoor cancelled all her birthday (September 21) celebrations plans and flew to be by her beau, actor Saif Ali Khan’s side when his father, cricketing legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi succumbed to lung infection the next day.

“It was too personal a loss for me to even talk about it,” she says. “Saif is family to me and so is his family. At that point, all I wanted to do was to be with them in their times of crisis.”

It’s been reported that Saif broke down on the sets of his home production, Agent Vinod shortly after resuming work. Kareena refutes it saying, “Saif is a very brave person and knows how to handle himself very well. He is way too strong and private to even let anybody know what he is going through. His emotions and feelings are very sacred to him; he would never let it out in front of anyone. He is too dignified to do that.”

Thereare reports of her marriage to Saif, which was supposedly scheduled to happen in February, being pushed further. “I don’t understand these constant speculations especially when we both have always been open about our relationship,” retorts Bebo. “We have never lied or hidden anything, so if there’s announcement to be made, we’d do the same. Right now, we both are just completely focused on our film together.”

Besides looking ahead to her releases with the other Khans — Shah Rukh and Aamir, she’s also visibly excited about sister Karisma Kapoor’s comback to films. “Till date, it was just me who was busy, but now, Karisma too will be equally busy. I called her up thrice today, and each time her Man Friday picked up the phone and said, ‘Madam baat nahi kar sakti, shot mein hai.’ It was weird but felt great! I am extremely happy for her. At this age, she looks outstanding and has maintained herself really well. She looks better than most actresses today, and can give them a run for their money,” gushes Bebo.

Saif Ali Khan refutes rumours of girlfriend Kareena holding up his home production, insists that Agent Vinod is on track.

Speculations are rife that Saif Ali Khan’s second production, Agent Vinod, has missed its December 9 deadline and been pushed forward to 2012. And one of the reasons for the delay is steady date Kareena Kapoor, who is giving priority to other movies like Aamir Khan-starrer, An Act Of Murder, Salman Khan’s Eid release, Bodyguard and Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero fantasy flick, RA.One that opens this Diwali, over her beau’s production.

But Saif refutes the rumour saying, “Kareena gives as much importance to my movie as she does to any other she is associated with. But we’re all busy and she can’t be shooting only for Agent Vinod indefinitely.

She’s already given us more dates than we had asked for initially and has been really accommodating. But she has other commitments too that she can’t turn away from. She will be back shooting for us soon.”

He points out that even he took a break from his own production to shoot for Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan and then his third production, Cocktail, which flagged off in London last month.

Even after returning to Mumbai, he’s been busy with other assignments, but director Sriram Raghavan has been filming scenes that do not require Kareena and him. He too will rejoin the shoot soon.

The actor-producer shrugs off talk of “creative differences” with Sriram because schedules and budget have reportedly gone haywire. “I love Sriram’s mind and this is his best work yet,” he reiterates.

Why then is he sitting in on the film’s editing? “Who told you I was? If I had to make my own movie, why would I sign someone else?” he retorts, asserting that the film will be out in December. “Since it’s an action thriller with plenty of mind-boggling stunts and special effects, it’s been a tough movie to shoot. But it will definitely be in theatres by the end of this year.”