Kareena Kapoor has a lot to celebrate. Her film 3 Idiots is a runaway hit. And Kareena decided to run away to Delhi to be with her sister Karisma for New Years.
Sounding more relaxed than she did recently, Kareena took time off from the very special family gathering to speak. "I've been running around frantically promoting my film. And then I was ailing for a week. I decided I had to be well for the festive season. Christmas was a very special occasion for my mom and sister. But we never get to be together for the occasion. This time I was adamant. I made sure I took time off from work so that all of us girls could spend time together. My mom and I were here in Delhi to spend time with my sister and niece."
Laughs Kareena, "Karisma and I don't get to spend that much time together. She has her home and husband in Delhi. My career takes me all over the place. Mom cribs we're never together. This year-end reunion was something we had promised ourselves from long before."
In Delhi, Kareena is over-whelmed by the response to her new film. "Everywhere I go I am swamped by compliments for the role. The length of the role didn't matter. I'm just glad to be part of a historic happening. When Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir asked me to be part of their film I jumped at it. I knew the film would be special because of Raju and Aamir, and I was right. As far as our cinema is concerned, Aamir is God."
Reacting to the opinion that Kareena hardly has anything to do in her new film Kareena says, "Who says I've nothing to do? I'm very part of the main drama .Would the story forward if you remove my character? "
Kareena is specially pleased by the compliments she has received for her pairing with Aamir. "Everyone thinks we look good together. I think Aamir and I make a fantastic pair. I'd love to do another film with him immediately, this time I don't want share him with other pivotal characters."
In fact talks are on with two leading filmmakers including Mani Ratnam who is apparently all set to revive his Aamir-Kareena project Lajjo. AR Rahman and Gulzar have even recorded the songs.
Looking back on the year Kareena feels happy about the response to her performances in Kurbaan and 3 Idiots. "Both films are very precious to me. Kurbaan was intense, 3 Idiots was more fun. In 2010 I did films with all the Khans.... Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh (I had a song with him in Billu) and of course Saif."