Omkara is significant in Saif Ali Khan's career for his unforgettable portrayal of Langda Tyagi, Vishal Bhardwaj's reworking of Shakespeare's villain Iago into an Indian context. "The negative characters in Vishal's films are always very striking," Kareena said, adding that public expectation of Saif is high because of his performance as Langda Tyagi, which she described as 'one of his iconic roles.'
Kareena's own expectation is, however, sky-high not only of Saif but also his co-stars Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor, whom Kareena once dated and co-starred with in films like Jab We Met. "There are three stellar actors in this film, Kangana, Shahid and Saif. I like the competition and there should be one too, because then only they will all give their best. I expect nothing less from them. They are the best performers in the industry today, all three," Kareena Kapoor said.
Kareena was accompanied to the screening by actor Kunal Khemu, who is married to Saif's sister Soha Ali Khan.
Rangoon, Saif's second film with Vishal Bhardwaj, stars the actor as a Parsi film producer of the 1940s named Rustom Billimoria. Kangana Ranaut plays Miss Julia, an actress sent to entertain the troops in World War II-era Burma. Shahid Kapoor is Nawab Malik, the soldier Miss Julia falls for. Rangoon will release on February 24.
After her maternity leave ends, Kareena Kapoor will start shooting for her forthcoming film Veere Di Wedding in May.