After turning down one of the biggest films last year, Bebo is now keen to work with Bhansali
Kareena Kapoor Khan turned down Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela last year, which went on to become one of the biggest hits in Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s careers. Now Ms Kapoor Khan is on a serious role-hunting spree. “I am not too kicked by the scripts that I am reading. I want to work with directors who have something new to offer. I am very keen to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. We’ve come THIS close to working together a number of times. But now, I think we seriously need to get down to it,” says Kareena who is no more interested in collecting offers just for the heck of it.
She soon starts shooting for Rohit Shetty’s Singham 2. “It’s a very different from the first Singham film with much more space for the heroine. The first was a remake. The sequel in an absolute original. And I have a very strong part.” Bebo is not enamoured by decorative dimensions any more. “Do you think I’d do Singham 2 if I was didn’t have much to do in the film? Rohit is very fond of me. The role is that of a very solid very independent-minded Maharashtrian girl. It’s the kind of character that’s real and relatable. I’ve done so many ultra-glamorous role. Now it’s time to get more real.”
Real, like Kangana’s Queen? One of the many powerful parts that Kareena has lately turned down. She brushes off any suggestion of occupying a role-space that belongs to others. “I think it’s in very bad taste to talk about roles that one doesn’t do. A role belongs to the actor who plays it, and no one else. Kangana is fabulous in Queen. I love the way she is selecting her parts. They are so out-of-the-box. So not expected.”
She adds that she is done with roles that take up the normal space. “I’ve done it all. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I want to work only in films that have something unusual to offer.”
She concludes by saying that she has no regrets about Shuddhi with Hrithik Roshan not working out, “Every film has its own destiny. I wish the project all the best. When it releases I’ll be the first to buy a ticket to check it out.”
Quote: I’ve done it all. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I want to work only in films that have something unusual to offer – Kareena Kapoor Khan.