From her debut bollywood venture, Refugee, to her new movie, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, the very talented and extremely gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan has made her mark in the industry as one of the most sought-after actresses of today. In an exclusive chat, Kareena unfolds a few unknown facts about her forthcoming release and her priorities in professional life…
First of all, tell us something about Gori Tere Pyaar Mein?
I think it is a good film and we have done very well… it is extremely entertaining. The story, the songs, everything is something that people these days look for in a movie.
You have shot in Bhuj, Gujarat, the same place you shot for your first film, Refugee…
I think the city has now become a full city. During my Refugee days, there were only two flights that used to go there in a week and now there is one flight every day. The entire market area has changed and Gujarat itself has changed so much. When Punit said that we were going to shoot in the same place, I was so excited. I took Punit and Imran where we used to stay and eat during Refugee.
How was it working with Imran again after Ek Main Aur Ek Tu? How different he was, professionally?
Well, I think, I make a great pair with Imran and I love working with him. He is very different to any other bollywood actor. He is completely non-filmy and charming. For me, it is really important that I be happy in my co-star’s company and Imran is extremely supportive. Professionally, he has grown so much and he has done a great job in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.
Tell us something about your character in the film?
I play a social activist in the film. Somebody, who is always up for a cause. Any sort of protest, she is ready to join. She thinks that cleaning up the entire nation is her responsibility and that is where her ideology and Imran’s ideologies don’t match together. She finally goes on to this village and that is how the story unfolds.
You are seen being associated with different roles. It was Heroine, than Satyagraha and now Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Are you applying any strategy behind it?
I don’t waste my thought in any strategy. I do what I like to do. The story that makes me want to go to the sets and shoot is the story that I say yes to. My priority is to work with people that I am comfortable with, because spending 200 days with people you don’t like, is a big deal. From Refugee to Gori Tere Pyaar Main, I have always looked for a comfort zone.
Any project that you have said No to, because of the cast?
That has happened only on the script level. I have said no to thousands of film and I have given films on a platter to people saying that please do it, I don’t want to. For example, Kal Ho Na Ho I had rejected, but I have no regrets at all. I am not a kind of person to ever look back.
What made you say yes to Gori Tere Pyaar Mein?
I did the film because of the village portion, the second half. If the village portion would have not been there, I wouldn’t have done it at all. Everyone will like it and people will say that the movie has got a charm because of this portion.
What all things you experienced in the village?
Well, the people there still have some innocence in them and they helped us a lot. I like the village life. City has spoilt us, but that is not the case of people in villages. They have a different charm.
Promotions these days have become an integral part of film-making, do you think it gets tiring?
Ya, a lot. But I like giving interviews as it helps me connect to my fans.
Master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar is getting retired. What do have to say about that?
Ofcourse we will all miss him. He is a living legend.