In for a long run

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Feb 2018 10:11:21


 

By Nivedita,

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is looking her best self nowadays after shedding all the extra weight after the birth of her son Taimur, says her journey in the film industry has been enriching and she would like to work another two decades in Bollywood.


“It’s been honorable and I would say enriching. It has been 18 years and still counting. I hope to work for another two decades,” Kareena told.
She is a star who has grown strength- to-strength as an actor and Kareena Kapoor says she has always been comfortable in her own zone.


Kareena, who is regarded more as a contemporary than a senior by Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor, credits her confidence in her 18-year-long career to have helped her gain the respect of these actors.


“I think I have always carved a place for myself. Times change, generations change, people come and go. But I think it's maybe because of my confidence. It's in the way one carries themselves. That's very important.


“I take it as a compliment but I think I have always been pretty much in my own space. Right from Refugee till Veere Di Wedding,” the actor told Kareena, who made her acting debut in 2000 with Refugee, has many successful films like Jab We Met, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Talaash: The Hunt Begins..., Yuva, Omkara and Udta Punjab, to her credit. And she is also considered one of the most flawless beauties in Bollywood.


After embracing motherhoood with the birth of Taimur with husband Saif Ali Khan in December 2016, Kareena is now geared up for Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding, a romantic comedy co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.


The actress says she is excited about the film. “It comes on June 1 and it is a summer watch. It is an exciting story about four friends. Also, there are two female producers onboard and that is also exciting. It’s a different time in the industry as people are watching more women-centric films. This is a lot more fun and nothing serious. Hopefully, people will enjoy it,” said Kareena.
With so many female faces in one film, was there any catfight?


“That is just a myth. We all are friends. Rhea (Kapoor) is a very good friend of mine. The whole idea of the film was to show the story of four friends. It was so much fun and inspiring and even the film was shot with a lot of fun,” said Kareena.


The star said Veere... was not the quintessential Bollywood romance with which her filmography is full of and that is why she took up the project.


"It's a different kind of movie. It's a story of four friends. It's not the typical boy-meets-girl romance which I think I've done so much of. So I thought this should be different.
It’s a small film, made by women. The producers are women - Rhea (Kapoor) and Ekta (Kapoor). I think it’s a special film and people will appreciate it.”