Press Trust of India
December 03, 2012 14:44 IST
Kareena Kapoor is a risk-taker wen it comes to films
From her debut with the 2000 film
Refugee to her latest release Talaash, Kareena Kapoor has
come a long way in her decade-long career. The actress says
she picks different kinds of roles as she prefers taking risks
when it comes to choosing films.
Be it a masala film like Bodyguard or a woman-centric
movie like Heroine, Kareena has it all in her kitty. The
32-year-old Bollywood A-lister says it is her duty as an
actress to dole out a variety of films for her fans.
"It is the duty of an actor to try and pick up different
roles, be a little brave about the whole thing. Sometimes
films will work and sometimes they won't. It's fun taking
risks. I just can't just keep looking pretty and doing a
song-and-dance film," Kareena told PTI in an interview.
The actress said people had asked her not to play Riana
Briganza in Shakun Batra's Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu earlier this
year, as the film was slightly unconventional.
"When I was doing Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, everyone said it
is slightly non-commercial, since the boy doesn't get the girl
in the end. I only did the film because people were saying
that. I told Shakun that if you change the end of this movie,
I'm not doing it. That was me. I wanted to do Riana Briganza
and wanted my year to end with something totally bizarre like
Talaash. I'm happy with both," said Kareena.
This year has been quite colourful for Kareena. While in
Aamir Khan starrer Talaash she played the spirit of a
prostitute, Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine had her star as a
Bollywood actress. Kareena also turned out as an ISI agent in
Agent Vinod and will be next seen in an item number in
"I always try to balance the mass-oriented films with the
other kinds. My fans love to see me in commercial stuff as
well, for that there is the item song Fevicol se that I have
done for Dabangg 2.
"It's nice to do a role like Rosie in Talaash, who is so
sensitive, and then something like this song. People should
see that I am trying to do different things and not just
confidently doing my own thing or repeating the same," she
Talaash opened to postive reviews on November 30 and
Kareena's performance has been lauded. The actress said this a
good sign for the industry.
"People have liked the film as a whole and my role has
been appreciated. It kind of gives hope and faith to actors
that there is space for good cinema and a good story."
The film is a suspense thriller, which sees Aamir playing
the role of an inspector investigating the death of an actor,
while Kareena's character helps him out.
"Aamir has a lot to do with my decision to do this film,
every actress wants to work with him. But that aside, when I
heard the part they were offering me, it kind of blew me
away," she said.
Kareena said the film's success also shows that an
actress' marital status doesn't really affect her career.
"I'm happy that Talaash has done well, because it shows
that it really doesn't matter whether you are married or not,
it's all about being part of a good film."
Having tied the knot with Saif Ali Khan in October after
a five-year relationship with the actor, Kareena said her life
hasn't changed much post-marriage.
"I don't understand why such a big deal is being made
about my marriage. I married the man that I love and I am
happier. Life really hasn't changed much."