She comes from a film family and
is married into another one but actress Kareena Kapoor says
she endeavours to have a life outside the world of showbiz.
The 32-year-old actress, who tied the knot with actor
Saif Ali Khan in October last year, says she has friends
outside Bollywood and she tries to keep her personal life
separate from her work.
"The key is to realise that we are here to work in this
industry. I'm not over-friendly with anyone, I don't get into
anyone's personal space because I don't want people to get
into mine. I have a life outside of films," Kareena told PTI.
Having faced huge media curiosity surrounding her
marriage to Saif, Kareena says she prefers her work to make
more news than her personal life.
"Some of my friends are from the industry but most of
them are not. So that is a part of life that I cherish. I go
to work and come back. I want to keep it like that - go to
work, come home and let my work talk more than anything else,"
Post marriage the actress has been super busy shooting
for brand endorsements while Saif has been shooting for
"Saif has been shooting for Bullet Raja and I have shot
for Dabangg 2 song and promoted Talaash. I have also
shot for eight brands since the wedding. We actors sign up
brands then we forget that we have to give them four days each
to shoot. I have been shooting every day. Work is my passion
and Saif respects that," says Kareena.
Kareena, who did Dabangg 2 item number Fevicol for
"good friend" Salman Khan, says she shares a warm relationship
with the actor since the days her elder sister Karisma used to
work with him.
"Salman and Karisma go back 12-16 years, they started
with movies like Nishchay (1992) and I used to be on the
sets. I was 8 or 9 years old then. He has that kind of love
for me, as Karisma's younger sister. He was friendly during
'Bodyguard' and he respects the kind of person that I am. You
can see the warmth between us and that's what I love."
Salman's father, veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan had
specially called Kareena to praise her performance as Rosie in
her latest release Talaash.
"When a living legend like Salim saab, who has written
such great films and characters, calls you, it's something
else. In my decade long career, no one has given me the
compliment that he has for Talaash.
"He never called me after Jab We Met. He said I have
been studying your work, I think you are one of the best that
we have, so please continue doing such roles. That's a great
Ending the year with an Aamir-Khan starrer film, Kareena
is set to begin 2013 with his nephew Imran Khan as well as
Prakash Jha's Satyagraha.
"I ended the year with Aamir, I'm going to start the year
with Imran. Life's always a full circle, I've got to work with
both. In January I start shooting for a film with Imran Khan
and then I have Satyagraha with Ajay Devgn. We start
shooting for that on February 1."