Kareena Kapoor‘s latest film will be released in theaters next month for Eid. She hasn’t been seen in a full-fledged role for quite some time now and it does seem like she’s part of the supporting cast of her upcoming release, which is ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. In ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, Kareena has Salman Khan as her co-star and presumably love interest. There’s also the character on which the movie’s story is based on, which is a little girl who plays a Pakistani. Then as supporting cast, there’s Nawazuddin Siddiqui. With all these important characters, it’s safe to say that Kareena is playing a flower pot role in the film.
Kareena Kapoor on doing Chameli, Heroine and Jab We Met
For me, they will always be my iconic films. I mean it’s not like you can forget good films.
Kareena Kapoor on her career’s achievements
I feel there are two major achievements. One is that I worked with Anil Kapoor and now I am working with Arjun Kapoor. Second would be the fact that I have been pitted against every actress in every generation
Kareena Kapoor on her standing in Bollywood
Fifteen years here and I am still running, I’m still at the same position in this industry, whether it’s working with Salman Khan who was once working with Karisma and is now my hero. I feel that’s a huge achievement.
Kareena Kapoor on taking up reading
I am on my ninth book. Can you believe it… a girl who never used to read? Right now, I am reading The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson. I couldn’t sleep and was reading till 2 am. And Saif had passed out at 10.30 pm! I couldn’t put the book down. I am obsessed with finishing this now.
Kareena Kapoor on working with her husband Saif Ali Khan
I would love to work with Saif, but I am not sure he would want to. If I was approached for a film with him, I would do it. But it hasn’t happened for a while now. I am open to it, but I don’t know if he is. I don’t know somehow he says working with your wife, I guess he feels some tension. He says it’s not as comfortable as working with somebody you doesn’t know.
Kareena Kapoor on working with Shahid Kapoor
I am working with everybody and I work for anybody who pays me and who has got a good script as long as I have the dates.
Kareena Kapoor on walking out of Shuddhi
When Hrithik didn’t do the film, I don’t think it just made sense. Because that film I think was all about Hrithik and Kareena coming back.
Kareena Kapoor on Karan Johar
Karan is part of my family, he is like a brother to me. I would talk to him about so many other things apart from what film he is doing etc. I don’t think I have ever asked Karan ever in the 15-17 years that we have been friends, What film are you making, Karan?’ Or I want to be a part of it.’
Kareena Kapoor on not doing Dil Dhadakne Do
Just one. That I missed an opportunity to work with Zoya Akhtar, but it’s not her last film and definitely not mine. Not because of anything else, but because I think she is a wonderful girl and she’s just a brilliant director and I think her energy is just right.
Kareena Kapoor on not doing Ram Leela
It just never worked out with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, sadly. But I think it worked out better for him. I have no regrets at all.
Kareena Kapoor on not attempting different kinds of cinema
I am very proud to be a commercial actress. I don’t know why it’s being made to be a crime to be a part of film with the Khans because everybody under the sun wants to work with Salman. I have always said that I want to strike a balance between being part of fun, entertaining, commercial films because that’s also who I am. I come from a Bollywood family and have grown up on song and dance. But yes, I want to do great roles, which I think I am ready for now. I think I’m balancing commercial movies and some great roles. I am very excited about working with Balki.
Kareena Kapoor on the best one among Alia, Parineeti and Shraddha
Definitely, Alia Bhatt. I like Alia. I also haven’t seen the work of other actresses.
Kareena Kapoor on not attending movie trials
I never go to see trials and previews because I am not fake. I cannot fake praise for a film. What’s with this everybody going to each other’s trials…
Kareena Kapoor on whether marriage has made her less ambitious
I want to have it all, that’s why I decided to get married. I can’t be somebody who says Okay, work is my only thing, all I need is just to work.’ I can’t be like that. Everyone says personal life can wait. I want to tell the young girls, Trust me, there is no later.’ It’s now that you have to work and experience other things in life. Your life cannot be only your work. I am very greedy but I am not greedy as much only for good roles, I am greedy for a good life.
Kareena Kapoor on travelling a lot with Saif Ali Khan
Even my mom is saying, “Naam kharab ho gaya, hai, din bhar holiday ke liye ja rahi hai. That’s not true. We club work and pleasure. If I am shooting a brand or a film in London, I extend and stay back and Saif joins me and vice versa. We are trying to always balance it out. You know both of us are working, so to take out time for each other is important.
Kareena Kapoor on Shahid Kapoor getting married
I wish him all the best. It’s a great decision. I met him at YRF a few months ago and he told me he was getting married and I congratulated him.
Kareena Kapoor on arranged marriage
I think Shahid he can make it work. Shahid has changed and matured and he knows what is best for him.