Kareena Kapoor has been in the industry for the past 15 years and has given hit movies. I mean who can forget the Pooh of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham or Geet of Jab We Met. The actress will be next seen opposite Ajay Devgn in Singham Returns which is releasing on Independence Day, 2014.
Kareena, Ajay and Rohit Shetty's trio have already taken Bollywood by storm with their Golmaal series. Now the trio are coming up with Singham Returns. In an interview with Oneindia, Kareena Kapoor spoke about her upcoming and her career in Bollywood. Take a look...
You are working again with Rohit and Ajay. How do you think the trio will do at box office?
Rohit Shetty as you know is well known for his comedy and action movies. Singham Returns is a action comedy. I have done both action and comedy with Rohit. Ajay s doing action in Singham Returns and I am doing comedy. You will see me riding an auto and talking too much in the movie. Till now people have liked me playing comedy roles so they will get to see me doing some more in this movie. After a serious movie like Heroine, people will really like Singham Returns.
You have worked with Ajay in romantic movies like Omkara and people really love this on-screen couple. Will we see the same chemistry in Singham Returns as well?
Ajay Devgn and I are friends for 20 years. There is a romance in this movie which is according to Rohit Shetty is a romantic scene. (laughing) I have done a romantic scene while riding the auto. Bajirao Singham is a serious police officer and my character is very talkative and friendly. Accordingly, we have romantic scenes. For me Singham Returns is like coming back home.
You only work in big budget and big starrer films. Its only Shahrukh, Aamir, Salman and Akshay, you do not feel like working with others or don't want to?
If I ever do a different type of film then the story should be unique and good. Otherwise I am happy with big budget and big starcast movies. I won't do different films to prove myself or show myself different from others. I agree with the fact that I can't romance Varun Dhawan I like them and go out for dinner with them as well, but can't romance them on-screen. I am comfortable working with Shahrukh, Aamir, Salman and Akshay.
You are doing Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Salman? What is special in this movie?
I am doing this movie with Salman Khan as I have never worked with Kabir Khan before. He is quite good and I am sure that whatever movie he makes, it will be different. Kabir has never worked with any other actress for the past 4 years so this is the first time I am in his film. It is new for both him and me. This is going to a very special and good movie in Salman's career as the film has more human angle than action.
You want to movies till you become 80-year-old. But you only prefer dance or romantic movies which people will not like after a few years. Which kind of roles and movies you would like to do?
I hope in future Bollywood will also start making films like Hollywood. Kate Winslet is a mother still she does lead role movies and according to me, she is the best actress in America.
These days Bollywood actresses like Rani Mukerji and Priyanka Chopra are playing action roles in movies. Do you have any such plans?
I can't do action films and can't even imagine doing it. Although I am very inspired by Rani and Priyanka's experimental roles and I will even congratulate them whenever I meet them. But I can't be a part of such films.
You know Ajay Devgn since 20 years. Tell us one good and bad thing about him.
Everyone knows about the bad habit Ajay has. Ajay smokes a lot and I can't sit with him inside a room for long. In fact I even stopped having food with him as he used to light a cigarette immediately after eating, and I can't bare the smell of smoke while eating. Coming to good things, I know Ajay since 20 years. He is a close friend, best actor, a very true and straight person. I take advise from him whenever I have some problem. The best thing about Ajay is, he takes things very positively and says that whatever happens, its good.
Have you seen any Bollywood movie recently that you really liked?
I love watching old movies than new ones. Whenever I see old movies playing on TV, I watch it. I watch old movies like Angoor (1982), Aradhana, Golmaal (old), Kaagaz Ke Phool, Abhimaan over and over again. My last Bollywood movie was Dabangg. Saif is surrounded with his Hollywood movies and I in my old movies.
You have worked with all the 3 Khans. Who according to you is the best?
I have spent many years in Bollywood and did 2 movies with each of the Khan. Sharmila Tagore and Hema Malini in their time worked with Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor 3 times. Now I dream of doing a 3rd round with 3 Khans. I am doing with 3rd film with Salman, but want to work with Aamir again. Actually, I am a big fan of Aamir and he is the only actor in the industry whom I always wanted to work with. It is my good luck that I worked as his heroine in Aamir's biggest hit movie, 3 Idiots.
Everyone desires to win awards. Do you wish to win National Award? Or is their any character you played which according to you deserved an award?
In the 15 years of my career, I have never done films for awards. My hubby has a National Award which he won for Hum Tum and I am happy seeing that itself. Even Saif was surprised that he was getting a National Award for Hum Tum. I never won any award yet but I am happy that I played good characters and was a part of good films.
You have turned down many films which later on became a hit. Do you ever regret leaving such legendary roles?
I think you don't know but whoever knows me in the industry knows that I never look back. If I have not done a film and it does good at the box office, then I feel happy. But I never regret. There are many other things in life.