The controversy started with the posters of her film Kurbaan with Saif Ali Khan. In the poster of the movie Kareena poses a bare back holding Saif who has a bullet wound in his chest. The Rensil D'Silva movie which is a love story in the backdrop of terrorism has been in the news for the lovemaking scene between Kareena and Saif.
Shiv Sena has tried to draw political mileage by sending a saree to Kareena Kapoor asking her to cover her bare back. Kareena is no one to take their attack lying low and has hit back at Sena. Turning down their entire campaign of sending saree as a joke Kareena said that she would like Sena to send her a good sareer rather than just something as a symbol of protest.